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Cupcakes Fit for a Prince

Tuesday, July 28

To celebrate the second birthday of HRH Prince George, The Royal Yacht Britannia in Edinburgh organised a ‘Design a Royal Cupcake’ competition with local school children.

Pupils were invited to create a colourful cupcake design which would be brought to life by Victoria, The Britannia’s trainee baker, in time for Prince George’s birthday. The competition organisers were delighted to receive over 1,000 entries which were then divided into two categories: school years 1–3 and 4–7.

After much deliberation, two winning designs were chosen. The first was a rainbow-coloured swirl topped with stars and a crown by Meng Ting He, aged 6, from Lorne Primary School, Edinburgh. Meng Ting He Design a Cupcake CompetitionMeng Ting He winning cupcakesMeng Ting He Design a Cupcake Competition The winner in the years 4–7 category was Niamh Headon, aged 10, from St Leonards Junior School, St Andrews, with her patriotic teddy bear and toy soldier design.

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The finished cupcakes were put on display on Wednesday 22nd July, Prince George’s second birthday, in the Britannia’s State Dining Room. Meng Ting and Niamh visited The Royal Yacht to see their cupcakes on display and took home a box full of cupcakes made according to their fabulous designs. The two winners will also be returning for a class trip to The Royal Yacht Britannia in the autumn term.

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