The Sun: Special gift for Prince Louis that reportedly cost Prince Harry $10,000
Prince Louis’ uncle, Prince Harry, spared no expenses for his nephew’s christening and bought an expensive children’s book, a first edition Winnie-The-Pooh.
According to The Sun, Harry wishes to create a library for his brother’s children as a tribute to his mother, Princess Diana.
33-year-old Harry shelled out around £8,000, approximately $10,677, for Louis’ christening on July 9, 2018.
A friend of the Prince said, “One of Harry’s happiest childhood memories was being read bedtime stories by his mother.”
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The friend added that Princess Diana enjoyed the old classics. This was Harry’s inspiration behind creating a library of first editions for Prince William and Duchess Kate’s three children, Princess Charlotte, Prince George and Louis.
Harry had planned to buy Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass, which was on sale for £24,000 ($32,033).
However, he decided against it and went for Winnie-The-Pooh since he thought it would be more suitable for the little Prince.
William’s favorite book was Robinson Crusoe, while Harry enjoyed all of A.A. Milne’s stores.
According to reports, the Duke of Sussex bought Milne’s 1926 book, which only had 30,000 copies printed in the first run by Peter Harrington in London.
Born in April, Louis was christened by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby on July 9, at the Chapel Royal of St. James’ Palace.
Kensington Palace released several official portraits from the Royal family’s big day, captured on film by photographer Matt Holyoak.
The pictures were clicked in the Morning Room at Clarence House after the Prince’s baptism which finished at about 4.40 p.m.
According to Elle, the photographer had only 10 minutes to capture some iconic images, before the Royal family were out drinking tea and coffee.
The toddler wore the same gown his older siblings had worn, a replica of the dress made for Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter in 1841.
Also accompanying their parents and their little brother, were four-year-old George and three-year-old Charlotte. It also marked the first time that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children were photographed together as a family of five.