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The Sweet (and Fancy) Gift Prince Harry Bought His New Nephew, Prince Louis

Prince Harry. Photo: Karwai Tang/WireImage

On Monday, Prince Louis — the 2-month-old son of Prince William and Kate Middleton – will be christened in a religious ceremony. In the meantime, new details about the very Taurus baby have emerged, including information about a very thoughtful and expensive from present his uncle, Prince Harry.

According to the Sun, Prince Harry threw down £8,000 (or around $10,600) on a present to honor Prince Louis’s christening day. The fifth in line to the throne received a first edition Winnie the Pooh book from his uncle (and also presumably from his British-sounding aunt, Meghan Markle). The royal ginger (Prince Harry) purchased the 1926 first edition of the A.A. Milne book from the rare-bookseller Peter Harrington in Kensington, London. Only 30,000 were printed in the first run of the book.

The fancy gift is apparently a tribute to the late Princess Diana. A “friend” (???) of the prince told the Sun:

 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.

The prince-uncle reportedly originally wanted to purchase a copy of Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass, but because that book was going for £24,000 (which is more than $32,000), Prince Harry opted for the more “suitable” Winnie the Pooh.

It’s unclear which, if any, first-edition books Prince Harry bought for the christenings of the other royal babies (Prince George and Princess Charlotte), but we assume the books were just as expensive.

Prince Harry Buys Prince Louis Fancy Book for Christening