George turns six today and several pictures were released of the prince, including two casual shots of him in a replica England football shirt. This means it was six years ago that he received a very special gift from President Barack Obama – a handmade rocking horse with the presidential seal on its saddle. The beautiful rocking horse was created by Oklahoma woman Jackie Wilson who described it as an “honour” and a “one-in-a-lifetime opportunity”.
Mr Obama also sent a polo mallet carved from an oak tree on the White House’s South Lawn to the future king.
The rocking horse was displayed in the Royal Childhood Exhibition in Buckingham Palace for several months in 2014, alongside other royal toys.
These include Prince Andrew’s miniature Aston Martin DB5 with rotating license plates and a working smoke screen he received when he was six.
George and his parents, Prince William and Kate, were able to thank the President for this gift when he visited Kensington Palace in 2016.
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Prince George celebrates his sixth birthday today (Image: GETTY)
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