Doting uncle: Prince Harry once bought a $10,000 Winnie the Pooh book for his little nephew

Anita Durairaj

Prince Harry is the uncle of three children: Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.

As an uncle, he had a close relationship with his nephews and niece, and when he lived in the UK before his marriage, he was spotted spending time with them on various occasions.

On the occasion of Prince Louis's christening on July 9, 2018, Prince Harry gifted him with something that was very special and in memory of his own mother, Princess Diana.

Members of the British Royal Family often give gifts to celebrate the christening of a new member. These gifts are usually personal and sentimental, such as family heirlooms or items with personal significance.

Prince Harry's gift to Prince Louis was a $10,000 first-edition copy of A.A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh book.

Winnie the Pooh first edition books are highly prized by collectors. The 1926 first edition of "Winnie-the-Pooh" by A.A. Milne is particularly rare, with its red cloth covers and gilt lettering. The condition and rarity of these books make them highly sought after, with some first editions selling for tens of thousands of dollars.

Princess Diana reportedly loved the classics and collecting first-edition books. Prince Harry's fond remembrance of his mother led him to the idea of starting a collection or library of first-edition books for his niece and nephews.

Prince Harry is reported to have bought the Winnie the Pooh first edition copy from a rare bookstore in London.

There were originally 30,000 versions of the first-edition Winnie the Pooh books published in 1926.

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