The Duchess, with the help of her three children, spent a whole year gathering photos and drawings for her thoughtful present. A royal source has revealed that Prince William, who just turned 37, got a scrapbook filled with family photos and homemade pictures from Kate, George, Charlotte and Louis.
They also said that in order to keep the preparation and the gift itself secret, the Duchess of Cambridge kept it at her sister Pippa’s home. The close source said: “Kate and the children have been compiling a large album of the children’ paintings, drawings and collages and prints.
“They reflect what they have been doing over the past year.”
The album is reported with the theme of ‘Den They were Three’, a sweet way of marking Prince Louis’ first year in the family.
This might also have a connection to Kate’s Back to Nature garden, which in it had a den, tree house and swing, that was featured at the Chelsea Flower Show in May.
“You could say it’s a reminder to William about what is really important. It’s been put together with a great deal of care,” said the insider.
Prince William spent his 37th birthday privately with his family, with the last time we got to see him and Kate in public being at the Royal Ascot earlier this week. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were among the royal that joined the Queen for the first day of the famous Berkshire racing meet. The Queen is a regular at the event, going every year, as she is a keen horse owner and a passionate breeder of thoroughbreds, with more than 20 of them going on to become Royal Ascot winners.
Writing in the opening day’s official race programme, the Queen said: “Racing began at Ascot over 300 years ago and while much has changed, the horses remain the stars, thrilling us with their beauty, brilliance and courage.
“The quality and depth of competition at the royal meeting have also continued to prosper, with eight group one races taking place this week.
“The best horses and jockeys from across the globe are increasingly drawn to Royal Ascot, and it is truly exciting to welcome competitors from overseas, as strong international competition adds further interest and fascination.”