After receiving a whopping 800 gifts for his first birthday last year (yes, you heard right), we could barely wait to see what Prince George would receive when he turned two last week – and we were not disappointed. Nope, baby George wasn’t given any old toddler tat, but his very own £18,000 cottage on wheels. Obvs.
Indeed, Grandad Prince Charles pulled out all the stops and had George his very own handmade shepherd’s hut designed for him to play in when he visits Highgrove House where his grandparents live. As if that wasn’t enough, the Victorian-style outhouse even came complete with wood-burning stove and day bed. Could this be the most luxurious wendy house a two-year-old has ever received? We think so.
To celebrate Prince George’s birthday further, Gramps also renovated the treehouse originally installed in 1989 for Dad Prince Williams seventh birthday. The old wooden house has been moved onto slate pillars, with a new door in the shape of a holly leaf and will soon have its roof rethatched, so now baby George has not one, but two garden houses to play in.
The most mind-boggling part of all? We’re talking gifts from just one family member, and while little has been divulged of what parents Kate and Wills gave their son, we are certain it will be just as overwhelming – not to mention the rest of his family and the entire British public..
If you fancy a peek at the gifts Prince Charles gave to his grandson, tours of the Prince of Wales’ Gloucestershire home include a guided tour of the 15-acre garden where both huts are located. Race you there.