Prince George’s Diana Inspired Birthday Tradition That Leaves Wills “Struggling”
With Prince George’s birthday approaching this week, we expect his loving parents The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to have plenty of exciting things planned – including some great gifts.
But there is an enduring tradition, inspired by his late grandmother, Princess Diana, that has been around since he was a baby – and it causes Wills headaches every year.
The godmother of the future king, Julia Samuel, 60, was a good friend of Diana.
Every year on Prince George’s birthday, she buys “impossible” toys for children – which William must spend days carefully putting together.
She said, “I do to George what [Diana] made us, which is to give impossible toys that are really loud and take a long time to make.
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“William then has to spend days assembling. And then put all the machines together, and it makes horrible thundering noises and flashing lights and all that. “
As poor William struggles for days to put the delicate toys together, the rest of the family take great pleasure in watching him squirm – especially “cheeky” George.
Mrs. Samuel said that this “makes [her] laugh, and that makes George laugh. “
She revealed the heartwarming tradition when she was a guest on the How To Fail With Elizabeth Day podcast – in an episode last year to mark what would have been Diana’s 59th birthday.
Describing her adorable godson, she said he was “amazing” – adding that her dear friend Diana would have loved him too.
“He’s funny and fiery and cheeky and God she [Diana] would have loved it so much, ”she said.
“It’s heartbreaking for everyone.”
Recalling her friendship with the Princess of Wales, Ms Samuel said that Diana’s laughter was the memory she cherished the most.
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