Prince George had a busy birthday today with engagements at two different Palaces.
This morning he paid a call at Buckingham Palace, visiting HM, the Queen, and Prince Philip. Below you see the Duchess and Nanny Maria Borrallo leaving BP after the social call.
Then it was back home to Kensington Palace to get ready for the birthday party. Below you see George’s Great Grandmother arriving for the celebration.
From Richard Palmer’s story in The Express:
The royal toddler took centre stage but his great grandmother was guest of honour at a tea party which, by royal tradition since the Queen’s childhood, usually involves the children eating jam sandwiches made in the shape of an old penny. The 88-year-old monarch stayed for just under an hour at the party inside the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s 21-room apartment at Kensington Palace.
Inside elegant Apartment 1a, the guests showered the infant Prince with presents during a two-hour party that spanned the exact minute of his birth – 4.24pm on July 22 last year.
Prince Charles and Camilla were unable to attend because they are carrying out official duties in Scotland. But the Duke and Duchess of Rothesay (as they are titled in that country) did receive birthday presents for the young Prince.
The Duchess took part in Edinburgh International Fashion Festival activities today, making this a perfect gift. Scotland’s Harris Tweed textiles are renowned and the industry is experiencing a resurgence that is wonderful to see.
In addition to HM, it was an exclusive guest list that included Kate’s immediate family (Pippa, James, Carole & Michael Middleton), Uncle Harry, William’s cousin Zara Phillips and her husband, Mike Tindall, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, former staffer and longtime friend/advisor Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton (also a godparent), Kate’s school chum Emilia d’Erlanger, now Emilia Jardine-Paterson (another godparent), and one or two more I may have missed.
One interesting fashion note, Ms. Jardine-Paterson appeared to be in a Beulah London frock we have seen Kate wear.
Kate was first noted in the Blossom Dress dress when attending a wedding in June, 2012.
The frock remains available at Beulah in all sizes, but delivery time is 4-6 weeks. It retails for £490, roughly $825 at today’s exchange rates.
Many readers know of Kate’s involvement with the children’s hospice movement, and her patronage of EACH (East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices). The organization offers a wonderful way to both celebrate and honor the occasion, East Anglia’s Biggest Birthday Party.
The idea is to enjoy the fun of George’s birthday while also helping out EACH, you can read how to join the fun by clicking here.
Tuesday 29th of July 2014
Call me crazy, but Prince Charles has become a bit more dashing as he's aged.
I love the Beulah dress...Minus the sleeves. It almost seems like they would look better more fitted, but overall the shape is lovely.
Saturday 26th of July 2014
I've always loved this Beulah dress; this style was around when I was a girl (!) and nice to see it back again! The floral print style has been popular for clothing and home décor for some years too - but it has been obvious Americans don't like it! Shame, as I think it is a very feminine print to wear and the style also - nice billowy sleeves, flowing lines, good too in the longer styles I personally prefer. This particular colour is gorgeous too, coral is very summery. If Kate has passed her dress on, great too, she has worn her Mother's dresses twice, just like most of us. Think this dress would have looked good in mint or apple green or aqua too.
Saturday 26th of July 2014
Just thought I'd mention one of the Duchess's favored brand's LK Bennett is offering 20% off their Sale items on their US website. I apologize for not knowing if this Sale is also available in the UK. I believe the "US" website covers North America which would include Canada. The code is included across the banner on the opening page. They have added many new styles in the last few days so hurry! New Arrivals are also available and many are already sold out. They are quite fabulous. Particularly the florals.
Friday 25th of July 2014
I MUST HAVE THAT SQUIRREL!!!! He's adorable.
Looks like George had a very active birthday. Hope he had fun.
Wednesday 23rd of July 2014
Oh, thank you, JR! That's wonderful!