The Queen‘s latest milestone birthday is just around the corner and in all her years as the longest-reigning British monarch in history (64 years and two months, to be more precise), she’s been the subject of many books. But a children’s book that involves two of her great-grandchildren? This might be a first.
The Royal Collection Trust announced Wednesday that they are publishing The Birthday Crown, in honour of the Queen’s upcoming birthday on April 21. Written by Davide Cali and beautifully illustrated by Kate Slater, it tells the tale of a big birthday bash at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the special day. Everything seems to be in order — except for which crown the Queen should wear.
Everyone from the royal jewelers to the gardeners offer suggestions (we’re kind of liking the disco ball!) and her corgis give their seals of approval but, alas, nothing seems to be the right fit. So who better to come up with the most obvious solution but Gan-Gan’s great-grandchildren, Prince George and Princess Charlotte?
George rescues the situation by submitting for consideration a crown he made himself. Of course.
And don’t count out Charlotte, who appears alongside her big brother wearing an outfit that looks a lot like the one we saw on her last year.
The Birthday Crown will be available for £9.95 ($18) from The Royal Collection’s online shop, their London locations as well as for £12.95 ($24) at “all good bookshops.” We can’t wait — for the book and Her Majesty’s big day.