PIPPA MIDDLETON proved that there’s no expense spared when it comes to her new nephew, Prince George, after splashing out £7,000 on a christening gift for the three-month-old.
According to reports, the Duchess of Cambridge’s sister showed off her quirky taste when she gifted the Duke and Duchess with a keepsake for their little one – a replica of his hands and feet in silver.
The tiny ornaments are said to have set the columnist back as much as £7,000 after hiring a bespoke London company to create them.
According to Wrightson and Platt, the company which makes the sculptures, baby hands and feet “life cast in silver”, are “a perfect keepsake to preserve precious memories in the finest material.
And with each set coming with personalised engravings, prices start at a whopping £1,900 for a bronze pair.
But the solid silver is said to cost anything up to £6,200, depending on the size of the child and the engravings.
A spokesman for Clarence House would not confirm or deny that the sculptures had been given as a present. Speaking to the Mail Online, he said: “If such a gift exists it would be a private gift and not be something we would be aware of.
Meanwhile members of the Cabinet chose a more traditional gift for the baby prince – a hand-crafted pine toy box, which cost £400.
Baby George’s christening took place in the Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace in London on Wednesday with the prince, third in line to the throne, baptised by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
The christening remained private, with only senior royals, four members of the Middleton family and George’s seven godparents present !