Prince William was treated to a special homemade present to celebrate his 37th birthday, according to reports. Kate and their three children George, Charlotte and Louis, made a scrapbook filled with family photos and homemade pictures. It was stored at Kate’s sister Pippa’s house so the heir to the throne would not see what his brood were up to. A source said it was a reminder to Prince William about what is really important in his life.
An insider told the Sun: ‘Kate and the children have been compiling a large album of the children’s paintings, drawings and collages and prints. ‘They reflect what they have been doing over the past year. ‘You can look at any event they were involved with as a family and there will probably be a picture, drawing, print or photo. ‘It’s taken a great deal of time and effort to make, and as a present, it means something. ‘You could say it’s a reminder to William about what is really important. ‘It’s been put together with a great deal of care.’ The album is said to be themed on ‘Den They Were Three’ in a nod to Prince Louis’s arrival in April last year.
The Cambridge family were last seen together in public at Trooping the Colour last weekend. Before that, they all played together in Kate’s family-friendly Back to Nature garden that took pride of place at the Chelsea Flower Show. Kensington Palace showed a new picture of Prince William to mark his birthday on June 21st. He is seen leaning against the side of a jeep during a visit to the Mkomazi Rhino Sanctuary in Tanzania. His dad Prince Charles also posted an image of him pushing a very young Prince William on a swing while Buckingham Palace released a montage of images of the birthday boy with the Queen. Eyebrows were raised by the formal response by Prince Harry and Meghan.
In recent social media posts they have been effusive, signing off Prince Louis’s birthday greeting with ‘lots of love’ and referring to Prince Philip on his 98th birthday as ‘grandpa.’ However they simple stated ‘Happy Birthday to the Duke of Cambridge’ in a post for Prince William. One fan commentated ‘it’s your own brother, why the need to be so formal.’ The day before Prince William’s birthday it was announced that Prince Harry and Meghan are to split from their joint charity with the Cambridges. The new parents have now left the Royal Foundation amid reports of a rift between the two couples.