Royal Baby: Gifts lavished on Prince George

LONDON mayor Boris Johnson is having a tricycle made as a gift from the capital city for royal baby Prince George, the politician has revealed.

Scotland's gift to George was two donations to charities. Picture: Getty
Scotland's gift to George was two donations to charities. Picture: Getty

“We are sending Prince George a beautiful, bouncing blue tricycle to get him on a bike at the earliest possible opportunity and to acculturate him to the joy of cycling,” Mr Johnson revealed during his monthly radio phone-in.

The mayor admitted on LBC 97.3 he was unclear about the details of the gift – which is being custom-made for the son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who was born last month.

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However, he said it “might well be” in the style of the blue bicycles, nicknamed “Boris Bikes”, which are available for public hire in London.

The gift came as the mayor defended a cycling festival which took place in London on Sunday amid complaints from drivers about road closures.

Prince George was sent a soft toy as a gift from “the people of Scotland”, and two charities will also receive £25,000 donations to celebrate his birth, First Minister Alex Salmond revealed.

Prime Minister David Cameron gave Prince George a box-set of books by Roald Dahl.

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg and his wife Miriam sent the duke and duchess a big bag of coffee to help them cope with sleepless nights, along with a white cot cover and sheet hand-embroidered by nuns in Mrs Clegg’s home village in Spain.

Labour leader Ed Miliband sent a three-year-old apple tree – a traditional gift for a first-born boy.