Prince George will soon have a new toy to play with and it is something that even his father Prince William, as well as uncle Prince Harry, enjoyed during their childhood.
The two-year-old royal prince is set to inherit a miniature Aston Martin car, which was first given to Prince Charles as a gift for his sons Prince William and Prince Harry in 1988. According to Express, the half-size V8 Volante would be passed on to Prince George as soon as he is old enough to drive it. The miniature car has been on display at the Sandringham Museum on the Queen's Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, but it has already been pulled out for repair and renovations.
The car was made famous after Timothy Dalton drove the said model when he portrayed Agent 007 James Bond in the film “The Living Daylights” in 1987, Mirror reported. Part of the repair works done on the miniature Aston Martin included a “road test” which was done during the Christmas holidays. The car features leather seats and has a 160 cc Honda engine with an automatic gearbox.
A source told Express that it was the Earl and Countess of Wessex’s eight-year-old son James, Viscount Severn, who road tested the half size V8 Volante. “He was racing round the paths and having a wonderful time …” the source said. “James was loving every minute of it but it’s common knowledge that Prince William has got it running again so that George can have it.”
The source also shared that many people are already anticipating the day that the miniature Aston Martin car would be presented to Prince William and Princess Kate’s son. “Everyone is looking forward to seeing George drive it. I should think he’ll be in the car within a year,” the source stated. For Prince William, he was six years old when he first drove the miniature car, while Prince Harry was only four.
Prince George has been known to love toy vehicles. He already has a mini fire truck and a red toy airplane which he previously played with while on a Bucklebury café visit with his grandmother, Carole Middleton in December.
Eyewitnesses shared in a previous report that Prince George was running around the cafe’s tables as he played with his red airplane. His grandmother Carole was said to have brought Prince George with her to the coffee shop for cake treat.