Royal baby Prince George will turn one on July 22nd. Little Prince George is third in line to the throne of England so many have speculated an extravagant affair to take place for the tiny prince’s party.
However, according to Now Magazine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are going to opt for a “low key” party with only close friends and family. Royal biographer Marcia Moody told the publication:
“If the christening was anything to go by, it will be a small, low-key celebration, similar to what their friends would throw for their children’s first birthdays – no ‘kidchella’ like North West!”
Duchess Kate and Prince William will most likely not shower Prince George with over-the-top gifts either. Traditionally, the royal baby would receive extravagant gifts, but Kate and Prince William are not too keen on the idea. Instead, Moody notes:
“William and Kate would favour personal items like a scrapbook of his first year, with hospital tags and a lock of hair.”
Regardless of Kate and Prince William’s gift preferences, the little prince will most likely receive some traditional royal luxury items such as a rocking horse and silver tooth fairy box. However, the couple will most likely stress giving to charity in place of piles of gifts. The prince does have plenty of room for toys with his two nurseries at Kensington Palace and the other at Anmer Hall.
The cake is speculated to come from Duchess Catherine’s brother James who runs a bakery called Nice Cakes. The cake will most likely be a custom creation especially for the royal baby.
Prince George has already recieved a number of public “gifts” leading up to his birthday, including one “gift from the nation.” His birth will be commemorated with a shiny limited-edition £5 coin designed by the Royal Mint especially for his birthday. It was reported that Duchess Catherine Middleton, Prince William and Prince George’s great grandmother Queen Elizabeth and Chancellor Osborne have “approved the design” of the commemorative coin.
Prince George was also featured on the cover of People magazine and will be featured on the August cover of Vanity Fair in honor of his first birthday celebration. The magazines follow the tiny prince’s first year as a royal. Some of the most notable ventures including his royal tour in Australia and attending polo matches with his royal family. Now Magazine notes,
“From watching his first polo match to flying to the other side of the world for a royal tour, the third in line to the throne has already seen and done more than some of us will in a lifetime.”
All these birthday plans come while rumors are swirling that Kate Middleton is pregnant. However, many believe the announcement won’t take place until after Prince George’s birthday to ensure he gets all the attention.
I think it is wonderful to see Prince George’s first birthday party remain with close friends and family. What do you think of the future king’s low key birthday plans?