Prince George and Princess Charlotte must really look forward to their presents from Uncle Harry. In the forthcoming Finding Freedom, a biography of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle by royal reporters Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, plenty is revealed about the Sussexes' lives behind the scenes—including what Harry gifts to his nephew and niece.
According to the book, back in the days when Harry was still living in a Kensington Palace apartment nearby Prince William, Kate Middleton, and their children, he got two top-tier presents for the little royals: an electric SUV for George, and a tricycle for Charlotte.
Previously, the Sun reported that for Prince Louis's christening, Harry gifted the youngest Cambridge child a first edition of A.A Milne's classic Winnie-The-Pooh—a gesture that apparently ran him £8,000 ($10,298). "One of Harry’s happiest childhood memories was being read a bedtime story by his mother," an insider told the newspaper. "She loved all the old classics and Harry had the brilliant idea of starting a little library of first editions for Louis, Charlotte, and George to enjoy as they get older."
Harry certainly has a different approach to presents than Prince George's godmother, Julia Samuel, though her gifting strategy was also inspired by Princess Diana. "I do to George what [Princess Diana] did to us, which is give impossible toys that are really noisy and take a lot of making," Samuel recently said on the "How To Fail With Elizabeth Day" podcast, per People. "I come in slightly tipped by the size of the present that William then has to spend days putting together. And then put all the machinery together, and it makes awful tooting noises and lights flashing and all of that." She added, " it makes George laugh."
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