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The young royal is seen clutching a copy of Dig Dig Digging as he heads to a pre-Christmas lunch

December 18, 2014 08:25 AM

Lots of little boys like to dig, and many little boys love cars and trucks. So, perhaps it’s no surprise Prince George loves a book about both.

George, who turns 17 months old next week, was spotted with Dig Dig Digging on Wednesday as he was driven into the annual pre-Christmas lunch hosted by his great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, at Buckingham Palace.

Sitting next to his smiling nanny, Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo, George looked out from his carseat as his father Prince William drove through the gates, the U.K.’s Sun newspaper showed.

Dig Dig Digging, by Margaret Mayo and Alex Ayliffe, is part of a book series about “Awesome Engines” and is written in rhyme.

The festive lunch is the annual kick-off to the Christmas celebrations for the royal family, before most of them head to the Sandringham estate in Norfolk, 110 miles north of London.

George, William and Princess Kate are staying at their country home Anmer Hall over the holidays and will head to church with the Queen on Christmas Day.

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