Prince George Just Got An Epic Tree House For His Birthday, And Your Inner Child Is Going To Be Super Jealous When You See It
We all know Prince George is hands down living the dream these days. But add this to the list of things you can be super jealous of the toddler over: Prince George just got a $31,000 tree house as a birthday gift, and it is pretty much the coolest thing ever. According to The Daily Mail, the pricey new digs were a gift from George's grandpa, Prince Charles, who upgraded an existing tree house built on the grounds of his home, Highgrove House, back in 1989 for princes William and Harry.
The 2-year-old's souped up tree house even features a handmade artisan shepherd's hut, which is reportedly responsible for the bulk of the renovation costs. And it has a pretty idyllic location, too: The tree house sits in the middle of a beautiful wooded area, intentionally built high up off the ground — in fact, a 7-year-old Prince William allegedly gave the original instructions that it "be as high as possible so I can get away from everyone." (A semi-disturbing statement coming from the mouth of a 7-year-old, but when you consider how hounded the royals were by the press at the time, I totally get it.)
I'm guessing Prince Charles is hoping the new playground will bring lots more hang-out time with his grandson, where he'll no doubt teach George how to be one with nature and stuff. After all, gardening and conservation work is kind of Charles' thing, and the future king has apparently been working on George's green thumb for a while now. Last month, Prince George reportedly helped plant two small trees with his grandpa at Highgrove. (Though considering this kid can't even tie his shoes yet, I'm assuming that means he watched on as Grandpa or maybe one of Grandpa's groundsmen did all the work, and maybe played in a few dirt piles.)
And just when you thought it couldn't get any more adorable, the hut is also reportedly furnished with a little bed, a wood burner, and French oak wooden floors (because, of course). There's also a wildflower meadow for George to run through/yank daffodils up out of the ground.
Yep — it's safe to say little Georgie will probably have a blast here. The Daily Mail also reports that Charles and his grandson have regular picnics out in the garden together, and that the doting grandpa even gave the toddler a tea set not too long ago. Not sure about you, but the mental image of those two sitting down for a classy tea party inside that tree house is almost just too much to handle.