Picking a christening gift for a princess must be tough. But now a “close friend” of Wills and Kate has outdone everyone’s effort by commissioning a very special one-off painting worth £130,000.
The painting of Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was given to Charlotte by “someone very close to the family”, according to Vanity Fair. The 7-foot-wide canvas features a colourful oil painting of the original movie poster of the 1937 Disney film. Artist Stephen Cawston – who specialises in reproducing original movie posters by hand – took one month to paint the picture.
“It’s an amazing painting and very original,” a source said. “The artist has totally captured the magic of the film. William and Kate are going to be absolutely thrilled when they receive it.”
The painting is currently at the Homarge Gallery in London awaiting delivery to Kensington Palace.
The artwork is certainly one of the most extravagant gifts Princess Charlotte has received – the royal family are known for giving much less lavish presents. Prince Charles reportedly gave his granddaughter a solid silver photo frame ingraved with his insignia and with a photo of himself and his grandchildren inside. Meanwhile, Charlotte received a silver christening pin with her initials engraved on it from another family member.
Aunt Pippa is said to have treated her niece to some designer clothes while nanny Maria Borrallo gifted a piece of coral jewellery – a traditional gift at Spanish baptisms.
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Photos: Getty and The Homarge Gallery