Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte get extra-special Christmas gifts

The prince and princess were given the gifts from a well-wisher during a royal walkabout on Christmas Day.


Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte received extra-special Christmas gifts (Image: Getty)

Charlotte held her own version of the toy, known as a “gonk”, which sported a pink hat.

Prince George also appeared to have received a similar gift to his brother.

During the walkabout, Kate told one royal fan that the Waleses’ three children “got lots of lovely things” for Christmas, MailOnline reports.

The same publication said William told a member of the crowd: “They’ve had enough presents.”


Louis and Charlotte with their gifts (Image: Getty)

Baked Christmas treat tribute to Queen mocked as it’s branded Charles in drag

A Swedish baker has drawn criticism online after baking a Christmas tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II that resembled King Charles. Saffransbullar, or saffron buns, are a popular Christmas dessert in Sweden. And the baker considered it appropriate to bake a bun shaped in the face of the late monarch to celebrate her memory.

The Christmas saffron bun shaped like the Queen was swiftly posted on a Reddit forum with the caption: “A Swedish friend baked their yearly Christmas Saffron bun in the style of Elizabeth.”

Swedish buns are typically little and round, not like a monarch, and are intimately related to St Lucia’s Day, which is observed on December 13.

The photo showed the royal saffron bun decorated with icing dots to represent the Queen’s hair and teeth, raisins as jewels, and pastry spikes formed a crown.

But some of her features seem to have been exaggerated in the baking process – with the nose and cheecks inflated – sparking criticism from Reddit users.

Reddit users noticed the Swedish bun looked more like King Charles than Queen Elizabeth II

Reddit users noticed the Swedish bun looked more like King Charles than Queen Elizabeth II (Image: Reddit)

What did King Charles say in his first Christmas broadcast?

The King’s great-grandfather, King George V, delivered the first royal Christmas broadcast live on radio from Sandringham 90 years ago.

In his first Christmas broadcast King Charles sympathised with families struggling with the cost-of-living crisis.

Here is the full text of the King’s broadcast:

“I am standing here in this exquisite Chapel of St George at Windsor Castle, so close to where my beloved mother, the late Queen, is laid to rest with my dear father.

“I am reminded of the deeply touching letters, cards and messages which so many of you have sent my wife and myself and I cannot thank you enough for the love and sympathy you have shown our whole family.

“Christmas is a particularly poignant time for all of us who have lost loved ones.

“We feel their absence at every familiar turn of the season and remember them in each cherished tradition.

“In the much-loved carol O Little Town Of Bethlehem we sing of how ‘in thy dark streets shineth the everlasting light’.

“My mother’s belief in the power of that light was an essential part of her faith in God, but also her faith in people and it is one which I share with my whole heart.

“It is a belief in the extraordinary ability of each person to touch, with goodness and compassion, the lives of others, and to shine a light in the world around them.

“This is the essence of our community and the very foundation of our society.

“We see it in the selfless dedication of our armed forces and emergency services who work tirelessly to keep us all safe, and who performed so magnificently as we mourned the passing of our late Queen.

“We see it in our health and social care professionals, our teachers and indeed all those working in public service, whose skill and commitment are at the heart of our communities.

“And at this time of great anxiety and hardship, be it for those around the world facing conflict, famine or natural disaster, or for those at home finding ways to pay their bills and keep their families fed and warm, we see it in the humanity of people throughout our nations and the Commonwealth who so readily respond to the plight of others.

“I particularly want to pay tribute to all those wonderfully kind people who so generously give food or donations, or that most precious commodity of all, their time, to support those around them in greatest need, together with the many charitable organizations which do such extraordinary work in the most difficult circumstances.

“Our churches, synagogues, mosques, temples and gurdwaras, have once again united in feeding the hungry, providing love and support throughout the year.

“Such heartfelt solidarity is the most inspiring expression of loving our neighbour as our self.

“The Prince and Princess of Wales recently visited Wales, shining a light on practical examples of this community spirit.

“Some years ago, I was able to fulfil a life-long wish to visit Bethlehem and the Church of the Nativity.

“There, I went down into the Chapel of the Manger and stood in silent reverence by the silver star that is inlaid on the floor and marks the place of our Lord Jesus Christ’s birth.

“It meant more to me than I can possibly express to stand on that spot where, as the Bible tells us, ‘The light that has come into the world’ was born.

“While Christmas is, of course, a Christian celebration, the power of light overcoming darkness is celebrated across the boundaries of faith and belief.

“So, whatever faith you have, or whether you have none, it is in this life-giving light, and with the true humility that lies in our service to others, that I believe we can find hope for the future.

“Let us therefore celebrate it together, and cherish it always.

“With all my heart, I wish each of you a Christmas of peace, happiness and everlasting light.”


King Charles pictured during his first Christmas broadcast (Image: PA)