Prince George’s godmother Julia Samuels has revealed that she buys the ‘feisty and cheeky’ royal ‘impossible’ noisy toys which take Prince William ‘days to put together’ in a running joke inspired by Princess Diana.
The psychotherapist, 60, London, became close to Lady Diana after meeting her at a dinner party in 1987, and is godmother to Prince George, who turns seven this month.
Speaking on the How to Fail with Elizabeth Day podcast, she revealed: ‘He is amazing. He’s funny and feisty and cheeky and God she [Diana] would have loved him so much. That is heartbreaking for all of them.’
She added that she follows in the footsteps of the Princess, who was godmother to her own son, revealing: ‘So I do to George what she did to us which is give impossible toys which are really noisy, take a lot of making.’
Prince George’s godmother Julia Samuels, 60, from London, called the heir to the throne ‘feisty, funny and cheeky’ in a recent podcast interview (pictured, Prince George with Prince William, 38, Princess Charlotte, five, and Prince Louis, one)
The therapist, who has written two books about grief, spoke about her memories o f Princess Diana, saying: ‘At the time and what I feel about that in retrospect are at the opposite ends of the spectrum.
‘At the time, I sort of felt outraged that people were crying and wailing when they never met her. It didn’t make sense.
‘But it didn’t take me long to realise that people felt they knew her, her vulnerability they connected with. And that it was an amazing tribute.’
She revealed: ‘You never think one person can change the world and then you see someone like her.’
The psychotherapist said she often gave Prince George noisy, ‘impossible’ gifts which took Prince William ‘days to put together’ and leave the youngster in hysterics
‘By being as open and honest and vulnerable and authentic as she was, it changed the world and it certainly changed Great Britain. She had an absolutely lasting effect on us.
‘Now I feel immensively proud. In those first days, it was a visceral response, it was like, shut up.’
After being asked if she was a ‘good’ godmother to the youngster, she said she was ‘pretty good’ and able to remember his birthday.
She explained she had an on-going tradition with the Cambridges, revealing: ‘I come in slightly tipped by the size of the present that William then has to spend days putting together.
Julia, who was a close friend of Princess Diana, is one of Prince George’s seven godparents and was chosen as a poignant acknowledgement of William’s late mother said the late royal would have ‘loved Prince George so much’
‘And then put all the machinery together and it makes awful tooting noises and lights flashing and all of that.
‘That makes me laugh and it makes George laugh.’
Julia is one of seven godparents for Prince George, and was a poignant acknowledgement of William’s late mother.
Julia previously told MailOnline that she was delighted at the honour and saw her role as an ‘important responsibility’.
Julia said Princess Diana would have ‘loved Prince George so much’ and added that the situation was ‘heartbreaking for all of them’ (pictured, Princess Diana with Prince William and Prince Harry, 35, in Thorpe Park)
She met and became friends with Diana in 1987 when the two were seated next to each other at a dinner and, according to Mrs Samuel, ‘saw something in each other’.
Although the princess fell out with many of her friends, Mrs Samuel remained loyal.
William is now royal patron of the charity Child Bereavement UK, of which she is founder patron and trustee.
The charity does remarkable work in supporting families and professionals when a child dies or when a child suffers a bereavement themselves.