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Even Prince George Has Had To Play A Farm Animal In The Nativity

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Ah, the nativity play. Depending very much upon what kind of five-year-old you were, your school’s annual Christmas theatrics were either the highlight of your festive calendar, providing the chance to shine like the star of Bethlehem itself, or a source of endless anxiety for child and parent alike, involving stage fright, forgotten lines or endless dissatisfaction with your mediocre role: one year I was cast as the back legs of a camel, while my best friend was Mary (the relationship never recovered).

As a new member of the reception class at Thomas’s Battersea, Prince George has just experienced the highs and lows of the nativity for the first time. Yesterday, while meeting with children at the BBC’s Bridge House in Media City, Salford, Prince William revealed that he’d recently sat through George’s theatrical debut, an experience which he described as ‘funny,’ with the third-in-line to the throne taking on the role of… drum roll please… ‘a sheep.’

No word yet on who got the coveted part of Mary, Joseph or the Angel Gabriel, or whether the theatrics included any carol singing, but we’re sure that George brought his trademark expressions to the role and made the stable a better place. After all, who could be better to ask for acting advice than his future aunt and former star of Suits, Meghan Markle? Plus, kudos to the small children who pulled off a nativity play under the watchful eyes of William and possibly Kate (who, in all likelihood, they now know as ‘George’s mum and dad’).

And Santa Claus, if you’re listening? Prince George doesn’t want a lot for Christmas, but there is just one thing he needs – and that thing is a police car, as requested via the short and to-the-point Christmas list presented by William to a Finnish Santa stand-in earlier this month.

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