Prince Harry treats Prince Louis to £8,000 christening present

Ciara Sheppard
Contributor Yahoo Style UK
The Duke of Sussex’s christening present to Prince Louis is extremely thoughtful. [Photo: Getty]

Prince Harry bought a very special (and expensive) christening gift for Prince Louis, who is due to be christened today.

The Duke of Sussex reportedly purchased a first edition copy of ‘Winnie-the-Pooh’ by AA Milne for his youngest nephew.

The 33-year-old is thought to have bought the 1926 children’s book from Peter Harrington, a rare book specialists in London, for the tidy sum of £8,000.

Apparently, Prince Harry is starting an exclusive library for the 11-week-old, who is fifth-in-line to the throne.

A friend told The Sun: “One of Harry’s happiest childhood memories was being read a bedtime story by his mother.

“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.

Prince Harry has purchased a first edition of the famous novel, Winnie-the-Pooh, for £8,000.

“He originally wanted to get Lewis Carroll’s Through The Looking Glass, which was on sale for £24,000, but decided ‘Winnie-The-Pooh’ would be more suitable for a first time.

“Robinson Crusoe was William’s favourite book, but Harry loved all things A.A. Milne.”

Certainly beats a Kindle, doesn’t it?

Kensington Palace released further details about the christening today, including who will be attending and Prince Louis’ godparents.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will attend, along with the Cambridges, Prince Charles and Camilla, the Middleton family and Prince Louis’ godparents.

Louis’ godparents are a mix of close friends and family members: Nicholas van Cutsem, Guy Pelly, Harry Aubrey-Fletcher, The Lady Laura Meade and Robert Carter are all friends of the Duke and Duchess’ and and Lucy Middleton is Kate’s cousin. 

Following the service, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will give a private tea at Clarence House. Guests will be served slices of christening cake, which is a tier taken from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding cake.

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