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Posted by Thersites on UTC 2015-12-06 16:31.

We read today:

The excitement of a visit from Father Christmas is all-consuming for every toddler... even one who’s third in line to the Throne.

‘George will be bouncing around like a rabbit,’ his father Prince William has revealed in a rare personal interview. ‘If I get any sleep on Christmas Eve it’ll be good!’

The Duke of Cambridge explained that George would be ‘extremely bouncy because he’s suddenly worked out what Christmas is all about’.

God help us. (Assuming, that is, we survive the first in line to the throne. If not, may it be quick.)

Gerard van Honthorst, The Adoration of the Shepherds, 1622, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum

Gerard van Honthorst, The Adoration of the Shepherds, 1622, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne, Germany.