Prince William and Kate Middleton gave the young football fan his very own football themed cake to celebrate his 8th birthday as the future King of England. “Kate and William surprised George with a football cake,” a royal source told Us Weekly.
England’s heartbreaking defeat in the Euro 2020 Final was witnessed by the young prince.
And his father shares his passion for the beautiful game.
When Manchester United’s Luke Shaw put the Three Lions ahead against Italy at Wembley, William, a long-time Aston Villa supporter, leapt to his feet.
Last year, the Duke of Cambridge told Peter Crouch’s BBC podcast that he supported his eldest son’s decision to wear the claret and blue jersey at Villa Park and become the club’s top goalscorer.
His parents also gave the young prince “a lot of lovely presents,” including a nature explorer set and a watch.
On July 22, George turned eight years old.
According to a royal source, he received a “special gift” from the Queen as he celebrated his “wonderful” 8th birthday last week.
The Queen, George’s “Gan-Gan,” had sent a birthday message to her eldest great-grandson, according to Us Weekly.
“The Queen Zoomed Prince George to wish him a happy birthday,” the source said.
“She surprised him with a lovely gift.”
“It’s really nice for him because there’s no school right now,” another source said.
“He’s on vacation.”
It is a royal tradition for the children’s eighth birthday to be a special day.
Many blue-blooded children were sent to boarding school, including Prince Charles and the late Prince Philip.
While William and Kate are said to be “open” to George going to boarding school, it is unclear where he will continue his education.
William and Kate continued the royal tradition of sharing portrait photos of their oldest son, George, before he turned eight last Thursday.
In what appears to be a tribute to his late great-grandfather, the future King was photographed sitting in a Land Rover.
The Duke of Edinburgh, who died in April at the age of 99, was said to be a fan of Land Rovers.
In 2003, Prince Philip collaborated with Land Rover to design his own hearse.
Many people have assumed that George, the future King, has changed a lot in the last year because of his beaming smile.
“It’s lovely to see Prince George less shy and more confident,” royal author Angela Levin said after the images were released.