What do these things have in common?:
- A cot blanket embroidered by Spanish nuns
- A collection of Roald Dahl stories
- A three year old apple tree
- A tricycle in the style of a London bike hire cycle
Yes, that’s right. They are all the main prizes in the brand new National Lottery Saturday night show.[They’re not really. They are the gifts bestowed upon the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s baby, Prince George, by leading political figures – Boriswatch Ed]
Ed Miliband bought the tree which, according to the Telegraph, ‘currently has apples on it and it was grown at a London orchard project called BEST, or Brent Eleven Streets.’ Nick Clegg bought the embroidered cot blanket and David Cameron invested in the Roald Dahl collection (available for Â£15.99 online).
Having bought William and Kate a Barclays bike hire themed tandem for their wedding, Boris has now added a tiny Boris-trike to the family collection.
Although, when asked about the gift, the Mayor seemed, er, a little unsure. â€œI donâ€™t know actually,â€ he said. â€œIâ€™m using the present tense because I think it has gone. Iâ€™m looking aroundâ€¦I think it has gone. Iâ€™m not certain actually. Iâ€™m afraid I havenâ€™t personally been out shopping. I imagine itâ€™s a beautiful blue.â€
Asked if the tricycle is sponsored by Barclays he said: â€œIt might well be. That was what I was told. Thank goodness. Itâ€™s not in my briefing. I wasnâ€™t briefed on baby presents.
“My memory is and Iâ€™m glad it has been confirmed we are sending Prince George a beautiful, bouncing blue tricycle to get him on the bike at the earliest possible opportunity and to acculturate him to the joy of cycling.â€
The Mayor added: â€œIt will be beautiful whatever it is.â€
Later, City Hall revealed a picture of the tricycle in all its glory.
A gift fit for a Prince, clearly.