The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s backyard swing at Anmer Hall in Norfolk is revealed to have a secret backstory. The traditional swing featured in recent photos which the Duchess took of her husband and their three children.
The garden furniture was a wedding gift to the Cambridges in 2011.
It have the words “William and Catherine” engraved.
The gift is rumour to be from William’s father, Prince Charles.
An employee at The Oak & Rope Company has told People magazine: “It was a wedding gift for Wills and Kate.”
The oak gift company specialises in personalised contemporary hand-carved designs.
They said the medium-sized swing costs $373 (£297) and takes two weeks to craft.
The garden swing is made from solid oak and natural rope.
It hangs from a tree in the gardens of Anmer Hall in Norfolk.
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The Duchess is an amateur photographer and released the images in honour of Prince William’s 38th birthday on Sunday.
His birthday also coincided with Father’s Day celebrations.
Last week, Prince William revealed a glimpse into isolation life in Norfolk with his children.
When visiting a bakery which serves the Queen’s Sandringham Estate, Prince William said his three children have been attacking the kitchen”.
The Duke listened to how Smiths the Bakers has been coping during the coronavirus crisis.
Prince William said: “I’ve done a little bit of baking.
“The children have been attacking the kitchen and it’s just been an explosion of flour and chocolate everywhere.
“Catherine’s been doing quite a bit of baking.”
The bakery closed its doors soon after lockdown was implemented and has now reopened.
Prince William told them: “The important thing is that shops like yours can get the footfall back in again and the High Street and town feel like it’s getting a little bit more back to normal.”