Prince George "almost as bouncy as Tigger" in Winnie-the-Pooh story

Queen Elizabeth II and her great-grandson make an appearance in the new children's story and it is magical

By Andrea Tim | Published: 27 May 2016

Pooh meets the Queen
Photo: Disney

Queen Elizabeth II isn't the only one who turns 90 this year – this October, Winnie-the-Pooh will celebrate his 90th anniversary since arriving in Hundred Acre Wood. To mark the coincidence, the two British icons meet in a new children's story, Winnie-the-Pooh And The Royal Birthday. Prince George also makes an appearance, wearing his signature blue.

The story (download it here) was written by Jane Riordan and illustrated by Mark Burgess, and produced as an audio book, read by Jim Broadbent. Pooh and his friends travel to London to see the Queen on her birthday and to give her a present. They admire everything from the Big Ben to Kensington Palace, and when they finally meet the Queen, Pooh hums his best tune for her.

"The Queen was so close that they could have reached out and touched her fine coat. Winnie-the-Pooh knew that it was now or never. Boldly he stepped forward and recited his hum in the loudest, bravest voice he could manage in the circumstances. The Queen smiled warmly at them all," a passage from the story reads. It's just too adorable!

The story also describes Prince George as a little boy, "much younger than Christopher Robin and almost as bouncy as Tigger." He and Piglet meet, too, and Piglet gives George a red balloon.

Watch the audio book here.

Winnie the Pooh and the Royal Birthday

It's a storybook celebration 90 years in the making! Watch Winnie the Pooh meet Her Majesty The Queen for the first time in this enchanting illustrated adventure:

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