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Prince Harry’s extravagant gift to Prince Louis exposed: ‘He wanted to spend £24k’


Louis celebrated his second birthday in April, but most of the Royal Family would not have been able to see him face-to-face due to lockdown measures. His uncle, Prince Harry, is also unlikely to see Louis in person for some time, as he relocated to LA, California, with his wife Meghan Markle and son Archie earlier this year. However, Harry has often commented on how much he loves children — and he certainly showed his affection for his youngest nephew back in 2018.

According to The Sun, Harry ended up paying a whopping £8,000 for a first edition of A.A. Milne’s Winnie-The-Pooh book for Louis’ christening.

Two years ago, an insider told the outlet: “One of Harry’s happiest childhood memories was being read a bedtime story by his mother.

“She loved all the old classics and Harry had the brilliant idea of starting a little library of first editions for Louis, Charlotte and George to enjoy as they got older.

“He originally wanted to get Lewis Carroll’s Through The Looking Glass, which was on sale for £24,000, but decided Winnie-The-Pooh would be more suitable for a first tome.

“Robinson Crusoe was William’s favourite book, but Harry loved all things A.A. Milne.”

Harry is thought to have bought the book from Peter Harrington in London.

The edition he was after was printed in 1926 and there were only 30,000 copies released in the first run.

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When asked what duties he would take on as an uncle to George, Harry replied: “To make sure he has a good upbringing, keep him out of harm’s way and to make sure he has fun. The rest I’ll leave to the parents.”

Even Michelle Obama once commented that Harry was “a pretty good uncle” after seeing the two of them together.

The Duke of Sussex has also shown his affection for his niece Princess Charlotte in the past.

He explained that he was not bothered that the birth of his niece and nephew meant he had been pushed down the line of succession, from third place to fifth.

In a 2017 interview with the Mail on Sunday, he said: “The reason I am now fifth is because of my nephew and niece and I could never wish them away.

“They are the most amazing things ever.”

However, now he and his family are looking to settle in LA permanently, it is not known how much time the Sussexes and the Cambridges will be able to spend together in the future.


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