Prince Harry bought this sweet £8000 christening gift for Prince Louis

Lucy Scott
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From Red Online

The Cambridges are no doubt now experts at celebrating lockdown birthdays, as Princess Charlotte, Prince William and Prince Louis have all marked their special days in the last 14 weeks.

While Louis sadly couldn’t celebrate with his extended family back in April, rumour has it the Duchess of Cambridge held a virtual tea party and stayed up late to make him a beautiful cake.

We’re keen to know what presents he might have received too, especially from his famous Uncle Prince Harry who reportedly spent a whopping £8000 on a gift for the little prince to mark his birth back in 2018.

According to The Sun, Harry bought Louis a first edition of A.A. Milne’s Winnie The Pooh as a christening present. The limited edition was printed in 1926 with only 30,000 copies released. He initially wanted to purchase Lewis Carroll’s Through The Looking Glass for £24,000 but decided Winnie The Pooh was a more suitable title.

A source told the paper the gift was inspired by his own childhood: 'One of Harry’s happiest childhood memories was being read a bedtime story by his mother Princess Diana, who loved all the old classics. Harry had the brilliant idea of starting a little library of first editions for Louis, Charlotte and George to enjoy as they get older.'

Photo credit: Princess Diana Archive

In her 2018 biography, Harry: Conversations with the Prince, royal author Angela Levin asked what duties Harry would take on as an uncle. Harry replied: “To make sure he has a good upbringing, keep him out of harm’s way and to make sure he has fun. The rest I’ll leave to the parents.' He’s certainly on the right track.

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