Kate Middleton and Prince William set to splurge $100,000 on Prince George's 5th birthday party: Reports
William and Kate have also ensured that there will be no dearth of entertainers at their son's fifth birthday party
Can't believe that Prince George's already touching 5!
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge — Prince William and Kate Middleton - are making sure that this day turns out to be a beautiful memory for their first born. Prince George, born on July 22, 2013, will be having a lavish birthday party thrown for him by his parents, who are reportedly planning to go all out on their little boy's birthday celebrations this year.
As per Life&Style magazine, the royal couple is sparing no expense. "Kate is organizing a lavish $100,000 birthday party for George in the gardens of Kensington Palace," a royal insider told the publication. "Kate doesn't always spoil her kids like this, but she wants George's 5th to be a day to remember!" the source was quoted as saying.
"There will be lots of toy cars, like mini Ferraris, for George and his friends to drive around the gardens in," the insider says. They added, "There will be hundreds of balloons and a huge Lego area where the kids can build. And Kate also plans to set up a little fairground and a bouncy house."
According to the report, William and Kate have also ensured that there will be no dearth of entertainers at their son's fifth birthday party. The couple has ordered for at least 15 different entertainers, ranging from magicians to pizza makers. Moreover, they seem to have spent a lot of time and effort into selecting their little one's cake, with the royal insider saying, "Kate is going to surprise George with a huge, colorful, custom-made birthday cake."
Recently, the royal family saw the christening of Kate and William's newborn son Prince Louis, which took place on Monday (July 9) at The Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace. For the first time, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were seen with their family of five. The Queen and Prince Philip weren't in attendance. However, Kensington Palace revealed that they did not attend the christening since they had a busy week of high-profile events in central London, making it clear that the Queen's absence was "not due to health reasons" and was decided a long time ago.
The guest list for the ceremony included The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Mr and Mrs Michael Middleton, Mr. and Mrs. James Matthews, and Mr. James Middleton.
The palace also announced that Prince William and Kate Middleton decided on naming six people as godparents of Prince Louis -Nicholas van Cutsem, Guy Pelly, Harry Aubrey-Fletcher, The Lady Laura Meade, Mrs. Robert Carter, and Lucy Middleton. All of them are close friends or family members of Kate.
For his christening, Prince Louise was wearing a handmade replica of the Royal Christening Robe, by Angela Kelly, dressmaker to The Queen. Prince Louis slept throughout the ceremony. The royal family decided to share four pictures from Prince Louis' christening. The photographs were taken by Matt Holyoak at Clarence House, following Prince Louis's christening, the palace announced.
Prince Louis's Royal Christening Robe has a significant connection with the royal family. His robe was a replica of the original that was made of fine Honiton lace lined with white satin, and was created back in 1841 for the christening of Queen Victoria's eldest daughter, Victoria.
It was subsequently worn for all Royal christenings, including The Queen, her children, and her grandchildren, until the youngest of The Queen's eight grandchildren, James, Viscount Severn. The Queen then commissioned Angela Kelly to make a replica of the gown in order to preserve the original.
Meanwhile, The Lily Font also holds importance to the family from the time of its inception. The Lily Font is a silver baptismal font which was commissioned by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in 1840 after the birth of their first child, Victoria, Princess Royal. It was first used at the Princess Royal’s christening in 1841 and has been a feature at Royal christenings since then.