Time flies so fast and Prince George is already turning 7! Prince William and Kate’s eldest son will celebrate his seventh birthday on 22 July. To mark his big day, we are sure that his parents have big plans. However, there is one birthday tradition that Prince George is set to miss out on this year.
Westminster Abbey often chimes its bells on big royal occasions, such as certain royal birthdays. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the church has suspended the bell ringing until August. Since Prince George’s birthday is in July, he will miss out on the tradition.
Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte also didn’t get to hear the bells ring on their birthdays in April and May.
The Westminster Abbey bells are reserved only for specific royal birthdays. This includes the Queen Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward, Prince William, Kate and their children.
As shown in the calendar of bell-ringing days, Princess Anne is the next royal to receive the honour on her 70th birthday on 15 August.
Prince George will miss out on the tradition, but he will receive a special “Happy Birthday” performance by Prince Louis. Duchess Kate has previously revealed that the classic tune was “one of Louis’ favorite songs.
Royal fans are also set to be treated to photos to mark George’s seventh birthday. Most likely, the photos will be taken by mom Kate, who is a keen photographer.
Last year, it was reported that Price George jetted off to the private island of Mustique for his birthday. However, this year, due to the COVID-19 the Cambridges will most likely stay at Anmer Hall.
Or maybe they will decide to come back to their official residence Apartment 1A at Kensington Palace in London, as they have spent the whole lockdown at their Norfolk home.