Prince Harry's £8,000 gift for nephew Prince Louis has such a sweet meaning behind it

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Long before becoming a doting father to Archie and Lilibet, Prince Harry was an uncle to his brother Prince William's three children - Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis - and by the sounds of it, he's always had a keen eye for a thoughtful gift.

Having discussed many times before how his mother, Princess Diana, inspires him, most recently in his memoir Spare, it's reported that Prince Harry even spent a rather princely sum of £8,000 on a very special present for little Louis' christening... and the gift had touching links to Diana, too.

The Princess was known to be a passionate collector of first edition books and so, for Prince Louis big day, Uncle Harry is said to have purchased a first edition copy of A.A Milne's Winnie the Pooh from 1926. How adorable is that?

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A sourced revealed to The Mirror, "One of Harry's happiest childhood memories was being read a bedtime story by his mother. She loved all the old classics and Harry had the brilliant idea of starting a little library of first editions for Louis, Charlotte and George to enjoy as they get older."

Initially, though, it sounds like Prince Harry almost opted for another classic children's book before plumping for one on the adventures of Pooh and friends. "He originally wanted to get Lewis Carroll's Through The Looking Glass, which was on sale for £24,000, but decided Winnie The Pooh would be more suitable for a first tome. Robinson Crusoe was William's favourite book, but Harry loved all things A.A. Milne."

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