The Queen has been so overjoyed at the arrival of Prince George that she has treated all her staff to a glass of champagne.
Last Friday, just two days after visiting Prince William and Kate’s first child at Kensington Palace, The Queen invited all her staff at her three royal homes to enjoy a “glass of champagne” to mark the royal baby’s birth.
“The Queen is on Cloud Nine at the moment and wanted to share her happiness with her hard-working staff,” a courtier told the Express. “So the obvious thing to do was to get out the champers.”
At Buckingham Palace, staff were told they could enjoy a glass of bubbly between 11.30 and 1.30pm in the dining room, while at Windsor Castle staff were told to go to The Undercroft between noon and 2pm.
The 87-year-old monarch wanted all her staff to be involved and members of her household at Holyrood Palace, the Queen’s Scottish home, gathered in the the coffee shop and Abbey strand to toast William and Kate’s first born.
“Everyone was in a fantastic mood and we all toasted the baby, the parents and the Queen. It was a fabulous gesture of her and everyone appreciated it,” another member of staff revealed.
“We have never seen her looking so happy and content.”
The Queen, who told guests at Buckingham Palace last week she was “thrilled” about the addition to the family, has now arrived at Balmoral for her annual summer holiday.
Prince Philip is expected to join her in mid-August, and it has been speculated Prince William and Kate will travel to the estate at some point during the summer, with Prince George.