Monday 26 June 2017

Prince George's birthday present from Prince Charles is a whopper

Prince George has an £18,000 (€25,000) cottage on wheels to play in at Highgrove after it was gifted by the company that makes them

Kensington Palace released this photo of Prince George before his second birthday
Kensington Palace released this photo of Prince George before his second birthday

Gordon Rayner

All children love to build a Wendy House in the back garden, and the lucky few might even get a wooden playhouse where they can cook pretend food and entertain young guests.

Prince George, however, has done rather better, after he was given an £18,000 (€25,000) cottage on wheels for him to play in when he visits Highgrove.

Shepherd's Hut made by Plankbridge, similar to the model purchased for Prince George by Prince Charles as a birthday present and kept at Highgrove.
Shepherd's Hut made by Plankbridge, similar to the model purchased for Prince George by Prince Charles as a birthday present and kept at Highgrove.

Visitors to the Prince of Wales’s Gloucestershire home can now glimpse the hand-built Shepherd’s Hut during guided tours of the 15-acre garden.

The Victorian-style outhouse, complete with wood-burning stove and day bed, was a first birthday gift from a Dorset-based company that began with the help of the Prince’s Trust.

Prince George loves to have tea parties with his grandfather, using plastic cups, which will stand him in good stead for the Buckingham Palace garden parties he will be expected to attend when he is grown up.

The Prince of Wales has also initiated him in the art of tree planting, another perpetual royal duty, by getting him to help put in two saplings in the garden of Highgrove.

Prince George's Shepherd's Hut has a stove and a day bed
Prince George's Shepherd's Hut has a stove and a day bed

Prince George’s 12ft x 6ft Shepherd’s Hut was given to him by Plankbridge, whose customers also include Liz Hurley, as a thank-you to the Prince of Wales for helping to establish the company with a Prince’s Trust loan.

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Telegraph.co.uk

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