Today delightful pictures of Prince George were released.
The photos show the young prince with his father, grandfather, and great-grandmother in the Music Room at Buckingham Palace. The foursome was making Christmas puddings to be used as part of a new initiative from the Royal British Legion, “Together at Christmas.” More from this Hello! story:
The mixing session was led by one of The Royal British Legion’s care home chefs and Army Catering Corps veteran, Alex Cavaliere, and attended by four veterans – Colin Hughes, Liam Young, Lisa Evans and Barbara Hurman. A new Royal British Legion recipe was created for the launch, with the Royal Family uniquely adding poppy seeds to the mixture, in a nod to the charity’s iconic symbol of Remembrance.
Here you see Chef Cavaliere and the four veterans alongside the royals.
The puddings will be used as centerpieces for Together at Christmas events next year. The parties and other functions will be held to help give extra support to the Armed Forces and veteran communities at the Legion’s outreach centers. They included ingredients like raisins, currants, citrus peel, and ground almonds. More from Stephanie Petit’s People story:
Each of the royals placed commemorative sixpences into the mixture, ready to be found by those attending the gatherings next year. A new Royal British Legion recipe was created for the launch, with the royal family uniquely adding poppy seeds to the mixture in a nod to the charity’s symbol of remembrance.
In the pictures, you can just make out some of the decorations on the Christmas tree. Among the ornaments: crowns, corgis, miniature thrones, and soldiers.
My friend Micki pointed out you can buy many of the ornaments via the Royal Collection: here are links to the Corgi in Coat Decoration (£12.95), the Imperial State Crown Decoration (£25) and the Crystal Throne Decoration (£25).
Our What Kate Wore post has more information on the Legion’s new initiative as well as some background on traditional Christmas puddings. Now for a look at what Prince George wore for the photoshoot, which took place on Wednesday, the same day he attended the Queen’s annual Christmas luncheon. He appears to be in the same shirt seen on that occasion.
In Wednesday’s post, I wrote that the shirt “is similar to the Daniel shirt by Amaia Kids we have seen him wear on multiple occasions.” Below you see the Prince wearing the Daniel at Trooping the Colour 2018.
It’s *possible* it is a one-off piece from Amaia, but George’s shirt has six clear or mother-of-pearl buttons; they are not dark like those seen on the Daniel shirt shown above, so I am not convinced this is the Daniel. I’m putting it in the not-yet-identified category.
UPDATED: With thanks to People’s Simon Perry for the ID and Mika for posting about it on FB, George *was* wearing an Amaia shirt.
This version of the Daniel shirt ($54) was added to the website. Crafted of cotton poplin, it shows the same collar, cuffs, and number of buttons as George’s style.
Pauline pointed out on Twitter George appeared to be wearing the Vaello belt we’ve seen previously, the Vaello Deep Blue Elastic Belt (€15, about $17). The prince was in a pair of tartan trousers. What Would Kate Do and Pauline suggested they are the Donald Trousers in navy tartan ($47) from Trotters in 100% cotton; Kit Fletcher pointed out there is a similar design at John Lewis, the retailer’s Heirloom Collection Boy’s Check Trouser ($20) in a poly/viscose blend. This is one of those situations where we are unlikely to know exactly what pair the prince wore unless we see additional photos at some point in the future.
It was a treat to see new pictures unexpectedly!
We’ll see you Wednesday with coverage (hopefully) of Prince George and Princess Charlotte joining their parents and other royals for the traditional walk to Christmas Day services at Sandringham.