When there’s something to celebrate in Great Britain, like the Olympic Games or the Diamond Jubilee, the whole country gets together to party... And when there’s the birth of a new prince to celebrate in Great Britain, the entire nation floats on a cloud of good feelings. This means that now is the perfect time to consider that family trip to the UK.
The young family are making their home at Kensington Palace, where the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry grew up. The royal homes are in the private side of Kensington Palace, but visitors can explore the side that is open to the public.
With such a glamorous and stylish mother, Prince George is likely to be equally as well dressed. Aspiring little princesses and princes can gain inspiration from the new prince’s ancestors at the new ‘Fashion Rules’ exhibition at the palace, which features the dresses of the Queen, Princess Margaret, and Diana, the Princess of Wales.
The Duke of Cambridge took his first steps in public on the grounds of Kensington Palace. A popular place for parents to take their kids to play is the Diana Memorial Playground. It was inspired by JM Barrie’s Peter Pan stories and features an enormous pirate ship. Just a five-minute walk from Kensington Gardens, this is a must-visit for families.
Families can also visit Buckingham Palace, home to the royal baby’s great grandmother, The Queen, through the summer. A new exhibition there celebrates the Queen’s Coronation 60 years ago, displaying the robes worn, the Diamond Diadem and even the personal invitation sent to four-year-old Prince Charles for the occasion.
Amner Hall and Sandringham
The Duke and Duchess’s country house will be at Amner Hall in Norfolk, England. The Royal Family spends Christmas just down the road at Sandringham, the Norfolk retreat of Her Majesty The Queen. Open to the public, families have the opportunity to personally experience what makes the estate such a special place.
Sandringham’s Country Park offers 600 acres of beautiful land to explore and enjoy. There are also holiday cottages for visitors who want to vacation on the grounds.
On Anglesey, Wales – where the couple began their married life together – is an ideal backdrop for a family vacation. Pristine beaches such as Newborough are great splash pads for families. The White Eagle pub, where the couple has been known to dine, offers scenic views and a yard for children to play in.
Returning to Scotland where the couple met, the Earl and Countess of Strathearn, as they are known in these parts, may want to dress Prince George in traditional Scottish wear. Little Legs Baby Kilts is a Glasgow-based company that specializes in making sure tiny ones can stay true to their Scottish heritage – so when they decide it’s time to take baby back to St Andrews to show him where his parents met, the little Prince can look the part!