But with such a big first year — travels abroad to make the royal rounds with his parents, time in the countryside with grandparents and picking up pointers from the queen — trying to come up with the perfect birthday present for the prince is a royal challenge.
What do you get for the heir to the English throne?
Well, sound the trumpets because we’ve put together a list of goodies that are sure to be a smashing success.
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Call off the guards! Jonathan Adler’s Junior King Piggy Bank ($78) is the perfect place for a prince to safely store all the family’s jewels — or at least their loose change.
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Bath time with his baby boy might be “quite painful” (we’re still searching for a mini scuba diving set!), but perhaps Prince George has his sights set on something a little bigger than the tub?
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Every future king needs his own kingdom! While Princess Kate is busy putting the final touches on the family’s 10-bedroom country home, Prince George can still live — or at least play! — like royalty in Box Creations Medieval Castle ($30).
We know Prince George has his favorite footwear collection, but he might make an exception for Momo Baby’s Sailor Leather Shoes ($29). The adorable nautical kicks are an instant shoe-in for the next time he sports the unforgettable (and sweet!) sailboat romper.
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Prince George and Prince William’s early morning jam sessions are about to hit a high note with Rockabye Baby’s Coldplay Lullabies ($17), featuring all the hits from the first-time father’s favorite band, played to soothing sounds.
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Make way for Prince George! His dad and Uncle Harry have proven their skills in the saddle, but there’s no horsing around when it comes to the future heir’s ride — Posh Tots Prince Rocking Horse ($175) comes complete with a mini throne.
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Prince George wasn’t impressed with the horse he met at Dad’s polo match, but he might be ready to make nice with animals (other than his pooch Lupo!) after playing with Olive & Cocoa’s Wooden Farm Animals ($84).
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There’s still a long road ahead of him before Prince George is cross-country biking with Aunt Pippa and Uncle James. Until then, he can still get an early start on his cycling skills with Kiddimoto’s Union Jakc Kurve Blue Balance Bike ($79).
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Talk about getting the royal treatment! Yes, even the future king of England needs to be potty trained and what better way than with His Majesty’s Throne Potty Chair ($83)?
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It may be Prince George’s birthday, but Princess Kate has plenty of reasons to celebrate — she’s made it through her first year of motherhood!
For more on Prince George’s first year, pick up the new issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands now
— Anya Leon