Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas and Trains 4: A Train Fit for A (Future) King

Prince George with his parents, the Duchess of
Cambridge and Prince William.

Well, it sounds like Prince George is starting out in the right direction—he got a train for Christmas.

The 17 month-old heir to the British throne got a wooden train set at Santa’s Magical Journey, a winter wonderland in Thursford, Norfolk last week.

The Prince went there with his parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

It is reported that Prince George loves his “choo-choos” – although maybe it is really his father and grandfather (and maybe his great-grandfather) who really like trains.

Good for him, I say; for years, the only thing I ever wanted for Christmas was trains.

Who knows? Since the royals are trend-setters in many countries (including the neighbour to the south, despite it’s avowed anti-royalist tendencies), maybe this means that the hobby will get a pick-up in the near future when young George asks for more and more trains. 

Maybe one day there will even be a layout at Buckingham Palace.

Of course, unlike most young boys, Prince George also has a real train: The Royal Train. Wonder if he can put a layout in there, too?

Anyway, read all about it in The Telegraph, or in The Mail. 

Other Christmas posts in this series:

Trains Under the Christmas Tree

Lionel Trains on Christmas Morning 
Merry Christmas Boxcar

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