The doting aunt gave her nephew an unconventional trinket as his christening gift — and it reportedly cost her upwards of $11,000! Find out what she gifted the royal heir!
Pippa Middleton showered her nephew Prince George with a sparkling silver present after his christening celebration on Oct. 23. Her unusual commemorative gift was more meant to be a keepsake for his parents, Prince William and Pippa’s older sister Kate Middleton – but we wonder if they thought it sweet or strange!
In order to make the casts, Prince George would have had to keep his hands and feet still for about 30 seconds in a jelly-like fluid made of water and a seaweed-based powder, according to The Daily Mail. No small task for a wriggly 3-month-old!
A small British company, Wrightson and Platt, reportedly manufactured the casts.
“The sculptures can be made in colored glass, lead crystal, bronze or silver (which is the traditional christening metal),” reported People. “The price varies depending on the material chosen and the size of the child, but Middleton has reportedly spent about $11,000 on her gift.”
Pippa went all out for Prince George’s christening ceremony — including on her stylish custom-made ensemble!
What do YOU think? Do you think Pippa’s gift to Prince George is thoughtful or strange?