Prince George's birthday tradition started by Lady Diana is a 'nightmare' for Prince William

Prince George turns nine today, Friday 22 July. His birthday will be celebrated with a tradition that Princess Diana started.

Today, Friday 22 July, is Prince George’s ninth birthday. To celebrate, his godmother Julia Samuel will carry on a tradition that her late friend, Princess Diana, started.

Princess Diana was 'naughty' and a 'total kid'

Princess Diana once described her son, Prince Harry, as 'naughty, just like me,' according to Tina Brown's book The Palace Papers. In turn, Prince Harry once revealed in HBO's Diana documentary that his mother was a 'total kid through and through.'

And her 'cheeky' nature certainly came through when it came to giving presents.

Prince George's birthday tradition

Samuel has revealed that Lady Di, who was godmother to her own son, also loved to give children gifts that were noisy and difficult for their parents to assemble.She said of George, as reported by Daily Star:

He is amazing. He's funny and feisty and cheeky and God she [Diana] would have loved him so much. That is heartbreaking for all of them.

So, she continues the tradition:

I do to George what she did to us which is give impossible toys which are really noisy, take a lot of making.
I come in slightly tipped by the size of the present that William then has to spend days putting together. And then put all the machinery together and it makes awful tooting noises and lights flashing and all of that. That makes me laugh and it makes George laugh.

Looks like, for his 9th birthday, George may be getting a gift that will be an absolute nightmare for both Prince William and Kate Middleton.

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