Prince George’s new toy
Prince George has a new favourite toy.
The two-year-old royal is thrilled after his grandfather Prince Charles installed a hand-painted, pale grey, fibreglass model of a baby elephant in the garden of his Highgrove Estate and loves playing with it.
A source told the Mail on Sunday: “Prince George likes the baby elephant very much.”
The model elephant’s name is Scratch and was donated to Charles by Elephant Family, the charity his late brother-in-law Mark Shand co-founded.
The charity campaigns to save elephants in Asia and Scratch was designed by conservationist and Dutch designer Joost van Bleiswijk.
George’s father Prince William revealed recently that he would love for George and his sister Princess Charlotte to become involved in conservation when they are older.
He said: “They’d have a wonderful time. I can see George being a bit of a bum sometimes out in the conservation world with his bangles and sandals on.
“But I think I’d love them to be interested in the subject and pursue the same set of ideas and aims that I am.”