With Prince George’s birthday imminent, the Royal Family are set to celebrate the future king’s birthday at Kensington Palace.
The Queen, George’s great-grandmother, is expected to be the guest of honour at the celebration, before she heads to Scotland to open the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday and begins her traditional summer holiday at Balmoral, lasting until October.
There were reports that have been rubbished by a source close to the Cambridges that Carole Middleton had thrown her first grandson a ‘Peter Rabbit’ themed party on Sunday; William, however was playing polo with brother Harry on Sunday, disproving the claim which had already been disavowed by several royal journalists.
Purported gifts for the young Prince included a wooden train set, a lace pillow, and a birthday cake baked by his nanny Maria Borrallo and were called “complete and utter fantasy” by a source in the Sunday Express.
Another story reported was that German company Jupiduu allegedly received an order from an address at Kensington Palace for a ‘Blue Whale’ slide, and had sent a request for a photo of the (almost) one-year-old. Though this later turned out to be a PR stunt for the company.
Prince Charles and Camilla are not going to be in London on Tuesday 22nd July, as they are in Scotland for a week on engagements. It is said that William, Kate and George stayed with them at Highgrove in Gloucestershire (the Prince of Wales’s country home) this weekend so they didn’t miss out on time with George.
Uncle Harry will no doubt be there too, but Prince Philip may not, as he is scheduled to undertake engagements on Tuesday. The Queen’s presence has been reported by some sources, though Royal Central is told Her Majesty’s attendance is only a possibility.
On Saturday, a new photo of Prince George was released to the media from a visit by the Cambridges to the Natural History Museum earlier in the month. Two more photos are set to be released of the Prince on Monday evening this time in the style of family portraits including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge; you can read about the first one released yesterday here.
Photo credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire
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