Prince George has a fun birthday tradition that was started by Princess Diana

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Prince George is set to turn eight on Thursday 22 July and the young royal is undoubtedly excited about the celebrations.

The young royal, who delighted fans when he was seen alongside mum Kate Middleton and dad Prince William at Wembley Stadium for the Euros final, is also treated to a fun birthday tradition that was started by his late grandmother, Princess Diana.

But while George is believed to love the annual event, Prince William is bound to be less impressed.

Prince George's godmother Julia Samuel, a leading psychotherapist who has remained close to Prince William and Prince Harry following the death of their mother in 1997, described how she buys an "impossible" gift for the third in line to the throne.

Julia is one of seven godparents to Prince George and Princess Diana was also a godparent to her son.

The paediatric counsellor, 61, who was often seen by Princess Diana's side during the nineties, said: "I do to George what she did to us and give impossible toys that are really noisy and take a lot of making."

She continued: "I come in slightly tipped by the size of the present that William then has to spend days putting together and then putting all the machinery together and then it makes awful tooting noises and lights flashing and all of that and that makes me laugh and it makes George laugh."

The close friend of Princess Diana also gave a rare insight into Prince George's "cheeky" personality on Elizabeth Day's How To Fail podcast last year.

"He is amazing. He is funny and feisty and cheeky and god she [Princess Diana] would have loved him so much. I mean that is heartbreaking for all of them. "

It comes after the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are reportedly considering not issuing an official photograph of Prince George to mark his birthday this year, a royal expert has claimed.

Kate has reportedly been left "upset" after trolls mocked his suit, laugh and demeanour following the Euro 2020 final at Wembley Stadium in London.

The couple usually share a portrait of their children to mark special milestones, often taken by keen amateur photographer Kate.

But royal biographer Angela Levin has suggested they might break with tradition this year due to previous attacks from online trolls.

Speaking on True Royalty TV's Royal Beat, she said: "There are rumours that we might not see the photograph [of Prince George] when he's eight, because they've been so upset by the rudeness of people mocking a little boy aged seven, and I hope they can overcome that."

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