The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge still have a few months before they welcome their third child, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early for presents.
The Prince recently visited the Spitalfields Crypt Trust, a charity with the aim of instilling self-esteem and self-worth in those recovering from addiction. There, William was given three wooden owls for his young children, George, Charlotte, and his unborn third child (possibly Alice?). The owls were crafted by participants in the Restoration Station program, which helps people recovering from drug and alcohol addiction.
It’s a fitting spot for Prince William to visit, considering the Royals’ work in improving the lives of others, including the Heads Together program, an initiative undertaken with brother, Harry and wife, Kate, aimed at removing the stigma around mental health. And a gift — crafted by students who’ve gone through the Hanbury Project at Restoration Station — that represents helping others and instilling a sense of greater social purpose, is a perfect fit for George and Charlotte and his future child, who will hopefully continue William and Kate’s commitment to philanthropic efforts.
Rhys Pritchard, the manager at Restoration Station, presented Prince William with the gifts for all three of his children, with the helpful advice “One for each, because we don’t want any arguments.”
“Thanks very much. Yes, we don’t want argument,” agreed knowledgeable William.
This is a dad who knows his stuff. A wise owl indeed.