<![CDATA[On his first official tour to Australia and New Zealand last month, Prince George was presented with a large collection of gifts, including a Plunket bear, a miniature surfboard, a toy bilby, and a stuffed wombat, which he was particularly fond of. However, no number of presents are enough for the young Prince, who has received more gifts on his behalf by the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall on their recent Canadian tour.
While attending the celebrations of Aerospace and Aviation in Manitoba Day at the Stevenson Hangar, Prince Charles was given a miniature flying jacket for Prince George – an appropriate gift, considering that his father, Prince William, was a pilot for the RAF. Prince Charles was initially taken by surprise, but started to chuckle, no doubt as he imagined his ten month-old grandson dressed like a pilot.
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall also visited the Winnie the Pooh Gallery while in Canada, where they accepted a Winnie the Poor teddy on Prince George’s behalf. The stuffed bear is dressed in army fatigues and has black fur.
It is modeled after the original Winnie the Bear, who inspired A. A. Milne’s popular children’s stories. Perhaps the third in line to the throne will read and enjoy the series when he grows a little older.
Prince Charles additionally received a Mounty Police Moose and a polar bear teddy on his visit to the Assiniboine Park Zoo. He was delighted by all the gifts for his grandson, and even said: “It was worth coming just for that”.
Photo credit: Pictures with thanks to Canadian Heritage – Patrimoine canadien and @Samara_Funk]]>