Duke of Cambridge says George got 'far too many' gifts

  • 25 July 2016
Prince George playing with his dog Lupo Image copyright Matt Porteous/Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
Image caption Prince George playing with his dog Lupo

The Duke of Cambridge says that Prince George has been 'far too spoilt' during his recent third birthday celebrations on 22 July.

There hasn't been an official gift list, but speaking to a schoolboy at an event, Prince William said his son had been given 'far too many' presents.

The problem for the little Prince is that usually people don't buy him normal toddler gifts, like building blocks or colouring-in pens, but special 'official' gifts from countries or organisations.

Here are SIX unusual gifts he's been given in the past

Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Remember to practise your Royal Wave


Prince George got this adult-size surfboard from the Mayor of the famous Manly Beach in Australia. During the trip to Australia, the royal visitors attended a surf life-saving carnival. Perhaps a bucket and spade might've been more fun?

Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Can I eat it?


Another one from Prince George's trip to Australia. He loved this bilby from Taronga Zoo in Sydney... until he got bored of it and threw it away before he'd even left the zoo!

Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Don't tailslide on my name tag!


Getting cooler - how about a personalised skateboard, complete with boxing kangaroos for those flashy 360s? Sadly he couldn't walk at that point, let alone skate.

Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption He's going to be Top Gun at the palace


It's not the average toddler's street-wear, but in 2014, the Canadian government gave Prince George a leather pilot's flying jacket. It's very Top Gun - all he needs now is a pair of aviator sunglasses and a motorbike....

Image copyright Quentin Blake
Image caption Happy birthday, Dahl-ing!


At last something any child would like! When Prince George was born, the former Prime Minister David Cameron and his family bought him a collection of Roald Dahl books. 'Witches' very nice of them, isn't it?

Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption 'Fangs' very much - A Transyvanian Count gave a field to Prince George


Rather than sending flowers for George's christening, one of Prince Charles' friends, Count Tibor Kalnoky, gave Prince George an entire field in Transylvania. It's unknown if there was a swing or playpark on it but given where it is, the Royals will be hoping there are no spooky castles or graveyards anywhere nearby...

More on this story