Just like the rest of us! Prince George’s room has Ikea furniture, Kate and Wills reveal
George’s parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge paid a visit to ArkDes, Sweden’s national centre for architecture and design in Stockholm, during their two-day trip to the country’s capital.
And during the trip, requested by the Foreign Office, Kate and William let slip how they have Ikea furniture in their children’s rooms.
Marcus Engman, Ikea’s head of design, who met the royal couple at the centre, said the duke and duchess had shown great interest in both home furnishings and how the design process works at his company.
He said: “They also revealed that they have Ikea pieces for the children’s rooms.
“I’m proud that we can suit everybody. That’s what we want Ikea to be – for the many people of the world, both royalty and ordinary people.”
And it appears Prince George also has a love for Lego.
Last year, during a tour of McClaren Automative’s headquarters, his proud dad revealed his son’s love of Lego – which, like Ikea furniture, also originates in Scandinavia – when he was shown a life-sized car made from the plastic building blocks.
His little sister Charlotte meanwhile appears to be particularly taken with balloons, making a beeline for them on her first official engagement during a royal visit to Canada in 2016.
Also in 2016, she was pictured with a cuddly Fuddlewuddle Puppy, which unsurprisingly saw manufacturer Jellycat see profits soar as a result.
And during a trip to Finland last year, Prince William was presented with two wooden hobby horses, one for each of them, by Emma Rispoli, from the country’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
Royal watchers will find the down-to-earth attitude of the Cambridges surprising, given that Prince William’s mother Princess Diana of Wales made similar efforts to dispense with formalities and raise her children in a hand-on fashion.
One famous picture shows her taking Princes William and Harry down a water slide during a trip to Thorpe Park in Surrey, while she was also known to take them to McDonald’s.
However, while they may have flat-pack furniture in their bedrooms, George and Charlotte are not exactly slumming it – they do after all live in Kensington Palace, once the home of Queen Victoria.
It comes as Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, who is pregnant with their third child, carried out a royal tour of Sweden.
The pair will also visit Norway and will meet members of the Scandinavian royal families.