PRINCE GEORGE OF CAMBRIDGE TO HAVE BEATRIX POTTER, PETER RABBIT STYLE NURSERY

Peter Rabbit meets Prince George! Duchess of Cambridge decorates baby son’s  nursery in Beatrix Potter theme

  • Kensington Palace officials suggested  antique furniture for George’s nursery
  • But his mother Kate wanted Beatrix Potter  characters to decorate his room
  • Despite being more than 100 years old, the  writer’s tales are still some of the most popular children’s books ever written 
  • The Tale of Peter Rabbit and his sisters  Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-tail is one of her best-loved books 

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Her tales have enchanted generations of  English children and now Beatrix Potter is set to win another fan – baby Prince  George.

The Duchess of Cambridge has decorated his  nursery with characters from Beatrix Potter’s classic children’s book, it has  emerged.

While Kensington Palace officials are said to  have suggested antique furniture as more befitting a future king, Kate had her  heart set on a Beatrix Potter theme.

 
The Duchess of Cambridge, pictured holding Prince George as she leaves St Mary's Hospital in London with husband Prince William, is believed to have chosen a Beatrix Potter theme for her son's nursery

Classic tales: The Duchess of Cambridge, pictured  holding Prince George as she leaves St Mary’s Hospital in London with husband  Prince William, is believed to have chosen a Beatrix Potter theme for her son’s  nursery

And her mother-in-law Camilla took her side –  insisting the nursery should be decorated to Kate’s liking.

 

 

A source told The Sun: ‘Camilla has  experience in dealing with the “old grey men”. She put her foot down, saying it  should be Kate’s choice.’

The pair are said to have become very close  since Kate became pregnant with her first child George who was born on July  22.

The source added that the Duchess loves how  Camilla treats George like any grandchild who ‘wees, vomits and does everything  babies do’.

With help from her mother-in-law, 31-year-old  Kate is believed to have ordered that the nursery be decorated with characters  from Beatrix Potter’s books.

 
Popular: Peter Rabbit, depicted eating radishes, is likely to be one of the Beatrix Potter characters adorning Prince George's walls

Popular: Peter Rabbit, depicted eating radishes, is  likely to be one of the Beatrix Potter characters adorning Prince George’s walls 

One of her most popular characters who is  likely to adorn the Prince’s walls is Peter Rabbit.

The Tale of Peter Rabbit and his sisters  Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-tail was first published more than 100 years ago but is  still one of the most popular children’s books today.

Other famous characters include Jemima  Puddle-Duck, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, Tom Kitten and Miss Moppet. 

It has been speculated that kate and her  husband Prince William are likely to have used the same design company that  created nurseries for William himself, his brother Harry and their cousins  Beatrice and Eugenie.

Dragons of Walton Street in Knightsbridge  specialise in handmade furniture painted with characters from Beatrix Potter,  bears, flowers or fairies.

 
Home: Kensington Palace officials felt that antique furniture in the nursery would be more in keeping with the style of the property, pictured, but they were overruled by Kate and her mother-in-law Camilla

Home to a prince: Kensington Palace officials felt that  antique furniture in the nursery would be more in keeping with the style of the  property, pictured, but they were overruled by Kate and her mother-in-law  Camilla