Prince Charles has received a red squirrel for Prince George.
The 65-year-old royal was said to be “taken” by the gift for his one-year-old grandson along with cards and posters made by local children as he visited the Glendelvine Estate – a conservation centre for the rare woodland creatures – in Scotland yesterday (22.07.14).
The heir apparent to the British throne was presented with the toy made by the Scottish Wildlife Trust – of which he is a patron – after hearing how the trapping of grey squirrels is helping the native red species to thrive.
Ken Neil, who works on the Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels project, said: “He was most taken by it.
“It’s quite large so we were joking that it was to scale because the Glendelvine red squirrels are so healthy.
“He was very interested in the work we’re doing and obviously he has his own interest so he knows quite a bit about red squirrel conservation already so it was nice to have an enthusiastic audience.”
Meanwhile, Prince Harry and Queen Elizabeth joined Prince William and Duchess Catherine to celebrate their son’s first birthday yesterday at Kensington Palace.
Other guests included Catherine’s parents Carole and Michael Middleton, her siblings James and Pippa and Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter Zara Phillips.
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