In honor of Prince George’s first birthday, Buckingham Palace has added his birth certificate to a display of royal childhood artifacts. Also on display is a beautiful rocking horse that George received as a gift — and wait until you find out who it’ came from!
Prince George, 1, has officially started donating personal items to be put on display with royal artifacts from his ancestors. George’s childhood gifts are now on display alongside his father’s things, Prince William, 31, and of course his uncle’s items, Prince Harry, 29. The exhibition is brand-new, and will open on Saturday, July 26 at Buckingham Palace in London, England.
Prince George’s Childhood Gifts Now On Display At Buckingham Palace
Now that George has surpassed a year of life, the gifts he received as a newborn and an infant are being put to better use.
As you know, interests change drastically when an infant turns into a toddler, and now that little George is walking up a storm, he no longer wants to play with some of his baby toys.
Thankfully, Buckingham Palace has a wonderful recycling program for royal children’s toys, clothing, and other artifacts — they put them on display!
Also on display is a large certificate honoring Prince George’s birth on July 22, 2013, which stands next to the royal baby’s adorable first birthday portrait — the one of him walking on his own!
The Royal Childhood Exhibition Is A First
For the first time, the palace is opening an exhibition which highlights all of the royal childhoods — starting with Prince George, and then moving onto his father, Prince William, his uncle, Prince Harry, and even his grandfather, Prince Charles.
The oldest item on display is a silver rattle from 1763 which was presented to a then-newborn King George IV.
The exhibition has over 150 items, including a velvet box filled with the teeth of Queen Victoria‘s children, and a fully working Aston Martin DB5 that belonged to Prince Andrew, the Duke of York.
Tell us what YOU think, HollyMoms — Should the royal children’s items be put on display for the world to see? Would you go visit the exhibition to see items from Prince George’s first year? Let us know your thoughts below!
— Lauren Cox