He may only be 17 months old but Prince George has made Santa’s Nice List (we knew he would) and as a result was given a cute present by Father Christmas himself. The toddler was given a gift-wrapped wooden train when he met Santa at a Christmas-themed land.
His parents, William and Kate, had organised a surprise trip to Santa’s Magical Journey at Thurston, which is near to their family home in Norfolk.
Prince George is a huge fan of “choo choos”, according to the Mail Online, so it seems he got his wish. The adorable train-enthusiast was certainly in the Christmas spirit as he walked around with his mum and dad, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Incredibly, not wanting to take advantage of their royal status, William and Kate, who is pregnant with baby number two, reportedly ordered their tickets (£15 for kids and £9.50 for adults) in advance and then queued inline with other parents while waiting to introduce George to Santa. And guess what – George apparently got the same gift from Santa as other children in the queue. And we bet he loved it!
It really was a surprise visit – staff were only told about the royal visitors shortly before they arrived. “It was a private visit and they were not given any special treatment,” explained general manager Geraldine Rye. “Lots of people recognised them, but they didn’t get any hassle and nobody tried to take any pictures of them.”
The Royal Family enjoyed animated elves telling stories and walked around Santa’s workshop before going to Father Christmas’s house.
It’s no surprise little George was in his element when he was allowed to toddle through the ‘magical forest’ and see the animated reindeers, polar bears and penguins.
With all that excitement it’s sure to be a cracking Christmas at the Cambridge household.