Prince Harry’s incredibly rare $15,000 christening gift for Prince Louis
To celebrate his nephew’s christening, Prince Harry has forked out $15,000 for a very thoughtful gift for three-month-old Prince Louis.
According to reports, the Duke of Sussex bought a rare first-edition copy of A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh, which dates back to 1926.
Harry is believed to have purchased the book from Peter Harrington, a rare book store in London.
It is understood that Harry has decided to build up a library for his two nephews and niece, in memory of his mum, the late Princess Diana.
“One of Harry’s happiest childhood memories was being read a bedtime story by his mother,” a palace insider revealed to The Sun.
“She loved all the old classics and Harry had the brilliant idea of starting a little library of first editions for Louis, Charlotte and George to enjoy as they get older.”
According to the palace source, Harry originally planned to buy a copy of Lewis Carol’s Through The Looking Glass to mark the occasion – which would’ve set him back $46,490 – but he decided Winnie-the-Pooh was more age appropriate.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were among just 30 guests invited to the intimate christening.
Meghan wore an olive Ralph Lauren dress with a Stephen Jones fascinator to the ceremony.
Prior to the christening, Meghan was seen laughing with the Most Reverend Justin Welby, who also baptised her before her wedding to Prince Harry in May.
The couple were seen holding hands as they walked behind Prince William and Kate, before entering Chapel Royal and St James’s Palace in London.