Prince George of Cambridge is gearing up to turn three years old and the young royal is celebrating his birthday in the poshest way possible.
According to People magazine, he and his family plan to mark the big day with a tea party at Anmer Hall, their country home in Norfolk, England. It remains unclear which royal family members are on the guest list, but it’s sure to be packed with important people. Before his celebratory tea, Prince George was treated to a special day with his mother and father, Duchess Kate Middleton and Prince William. The publication reports that over the weekend, the toddler had the honor of watching soldiers do their thing — something he has been known to enjoy.
This is hardly the first time Prince George has been treated to a special gathering for his birthday. The presumed future king celebrated his second birthday with an equally regal bash at Amner Hall. Few details were released about the event, sources telling People magazine the royals wanted to enjoy the celebration “privately.”
The Telegraph was able to obtain some information, reporting that family and friends were in attendance. Kate’s parents, Carole and Michael Middleton, as well as her sister Pippa Middleton, were all invited to the party. Prince William also included his father, Prince Charles, and step-mother Camilla in on the action. Carole, who is the co-owner of a party planning company, said that the Middletons are firm believers that parties need not cost a lot to be enjoyable.
“We’ve always believed that parties do not have to be lavish and expensive occasions,” she wrote in Little London magazine in May 2015. “It’s amazing what you can achieve by being clever and creative.”
In 2014 the royal family gathered at Kensington Palace in London to celebrate Prince George’s first birthday. Queen Elizabeth II briefly attended the party, according to E! Online, but left after just under an hour. The theme of the tiny prince’s first big bash was Peter Rabbit, a popular children’s cartoon and book.
Prince George turns three on Friday, July 22.