Prince George inspires new daffodil name

A new variety of daffodil has been named Georgie Boy after the 9-month old son of Prince William and Kate Middleton


Prince George hasn’t just charmed royalists and baby-lovers.


During his recent royal tour in Australia and New Zealand (yes, we are calling it his tour) the 9-month-old son of Prince William and Kate convinced pretty much everyone the world over that he’s a tot worth paying attention to. 

And now, his chubby cheeks and cute expressions have even made the horticultural world stand up and take notice. 

The royal baby, who is 3rd in line to the throne, has inspired the name for the new variety of daffodil, which will be unveiled at the Chelsea Flower Show later this month. 

“You can’t fail to be impressed by Prince George – he looks such a lovely, healthy boy and he has charmed everyone,” Chelsea gold medal winner Johnny Walkers, who is a grower with Taylors Bulbs, told The Daily Mail. “The daffodil we are naming Georgie Boy in his honour is a sturdy variety, and we hope it will be around for many years.”

“We had daffodils on the royal barge for the Queen’s Jubilee, then daffodils for a garden party at Buckingham Palace. Now with Prince George it’s a royal hat-trick of daffodils,” he continued. 

The Chelsea Flower Show runs from 20 – 24 May