Prince George‘s godmother Julia Samuels has revealed that she buys the ‘feisty and cheeky’ royal ‘impossible’ noisy toys which take Prince William ‘days to put together’ in a running joke inspired by Princess Diana.
The psychotherapist, 60, London, became close to Lady Diana after meeting her at a dinner party in 1987, and is godmother to Prince George, who turns seven this month.
Speaking on the How to Fail with Elizabeth Day podcast, she revealed: ‘He is amazing. He’s funny and feisty and cheeky and God she [Diana] would have loved him so much. That is heartbreaking for all of them.’
She added that she follows in the footsteps of the Princess, who was godmother to her own son, revealing: ‘So I do to George what she did to us which is give impossible toys which are really noisy, take a lot of making.’
Prince George’s godmother Julia Samuels, 60, from London, called the heir to the throne ‘feisty, funny and cheeky’ in a recent podcast interview (pictured, Prince George with Prince William, 38, Princess Charlotte, five, and Prince Louis, one)
The therapist, who has written two books about grief, spoke about her memories o f Princess Diana, saying: ‘At the time and what I feel about that in retrospect are at the opposite ends of the spectrum.
‘At the time, I sort of felt outraged that people were crying and wailing when they never met her. It didn’t make sense.
‘But it didn’t take me long to realise that people felt they knew her, her vulnerability they connected with. And that it was an amazing tribute.’
She revealed: ‘You never think one person can change the world and then you see someone like her.’
The psychotherapist said she often gave Prince George noisy, ‘impossible’ gifts which took Prince William ‘days to put together’ and leave the youngster in hysterics
‘By being as open and honest and vulnerable and authentic as she was, it changed the world and it certainly changed Great Britain. She had an absolutely lasting effect on us.