Young prince rules in French outfit

Stylish dungarees worn by royal trendsetter Prince George snapped up after official photo released

20 July 2014

PRINCE George will blow out his first birthday candle at a low-key celebration tomorrow - but anyone hoping to dress their favourite toddler in the same French outfit may have to wait a while.

The official portrait of the young prince, which showed him putting his best foot forward at the Sensational Butterflies outdoor exhibition at London’s Natural History Museum earlier this month, prompted a huge surge in demand for the blue-and-white striped dungarees, made by French firm Petit Bateau.

L’Express has reported that the company has sold out of the trousers, which resale at €43 a pair.

They are similar to a red pair he wore on Father’s Day, when he joined his mum and dad a polo match.

It’s not unusual for clothes worn by the young prince to sell out shortly after he has been seen in them.

The dungarees he wore at a playdate in New Zealand sold out of all sizes within a few hours, it was reported at the time, while an English shoe company was overwhelmed with demand after the Prince was snapped in a pair of its 'prewalkers'.

The company had to suspend online sales until further notice.

A few days before the photograph was released, the Duke of Cambridge revealed that his son was “charging around and opening doors”.

Prince George’s great-grandmother will be the guest of honour at a simple party at Kensington Palace tomorrow.

Photo: Clarence House / Twitter

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