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Prince Harry’s $14,000 christening gift for Prince Louis

By Hayley July 10, 2018
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Baby Prince Louis had his christening on Monday - and got a very special gift from his Uncle Harry to celebrate.

Prince Harry forked out a cool $14,000 (£8,000) for a rare first edition of the A.A. Milne classic book, Winnie The Pooh.

The book, published in 1926, is in unusually pristine condition, and was purchased from rare bookstore Peter Harrington - here’s a video showcasing the rare edition:

Other first editions in less spectacular nick are on eBay from between $336 and $8,000.

A royal source told The Sun that Prince Harry’s gift-spo came from his own childhood memories enjoying books with his mother, the late Princess Diana. 

“One of Harry’s happiest childhood memories was being read a bedtime story by his mother.

“She loved all the old classics and Harry had the brilliant idea of starting a little library of first editions for Louis, Charlotte and George to enjoy as they get older.”

Good job, Uncle Harry!

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