How two little ‘princes’ spent their very different birthdays

Joseph with mum Tracey, above, on his first birthday

Joseph with mum Tracey, above, on his first birthday

First published in News Oxford Mail: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter covering Blackbird Leys and Greater Leys. Call me on 01865 425403

OUR FUTURE king celebrated his first birthday yesterday, but it wasn’t just Prince George who blew out a candle.

As third-in-line to the throne the little prince had a birthday tea party at Kensington Palace with both sets of relatives.

But Joseph Ormond, from Witney, born on the same day as Prince George, was also on holiday for his first birthday – enjoying the sunshine at Butlins in Minehead.

Mum Tracey said: “We had a very busy day, because we’re on our family holiday for the week.

“Joseph opened his presents in the morning, then we went to a funfair where he went on a little ride, and we went swimming in the afternoon.

“He’s had a great day, really enjoyed himself.”

Oxford Mail:

  • Joseph, with mum Tracey and dad Les Ormond who delivered him at home

This time last year, Joseph made a dramatic entrance into the world when he was delivered by his dad Les at the family’s former Carterton home just nine minutes after the couple called for an ambulance.

Joseph weighed 7lb 9oz when he was born, compared to Prince George who weighed 8lb 6oz, and – unlike the prince now – cannot walk.

Mrs Ormond said: “He’s still being lazy and crawling.

“He can pull himself up but that’s about it.”

Oxford Mail:

  • Joseph enjoying his first holiday

The year has gone smoothly, Mrs Ormond, 26, added: “We’re very grateful, it’s all been fine. There have been no problems or difficulties.”

The pre-school assistant said: “The fact that Joseph has the same birthday as Prince George doesn’t really affect anything, but with all of the media countdown we’ll never forget his birthday.”

But Mrs Ormond, who is also mum to Bethany, nine, and four-year-old Hollie, said that Joseph’s royal counterpart has a special spot in the family’s hearts.

She said: “He’s adorable, he’s the sweetest little thing ever. Whenever we see him in the paper the girls always say ‘Oh look it’s Prince George,’ but they still think Joseph’s cuter.”

 

And when it comes to presents, both of the birthday boys have been spoilt with aeroplane gifts – albeit in very different ways.

Speaking about Joseph’s presents, Mrs Ormond said: “He got lots of Thomas the Tank Engine stuff and a Toot-Toot Driver’s airport set. He’s a typical boy, he loves his cars and planes.“

Speaking about her son’s presents, Mrs Ormond said: “He got lots of Thomas the Tank Engine stuff and a Toot-Toot Driver’s airport set.

Top News
Our top stories:

E-fit released in connection with Wood Farm robbery

Oxford Mail:

12:34pm Sunday 26th April 2015

A MAN was punched after being forced to hand over his phone and cash to man on Wood Farm Road, police said.

UPDATE: Mayfair Road man appears in court on Barton murder charge as alleged victim is named as Wojciech Ryniak

Oxford Mail: oxford magistrates court

11:04am Saturday 25th April 2015

A MAN has today appeared in court charged with murder after a man was found with chest injuries in Barton late on Tuesday night.

Defibrillator campaign smashes its 200 target - now let's go for 500

Oxford Mail:

9:04am Saturday 25th April 2015

ONE man’s mission to get 200 more public defibrillators across Oxfordshire has smashed its target thanks to the Oxford Mail.

Barton man appears in court charged in connection with Mayfair Road incident

Oxford Mail: oxford magistrates court

1:56pm Saturday 25th April 2015

A MAN has today appeared in court charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and possession of a stun gun after an incident in Mayfair Road on Tuesday evening.

Oink: Warning to dog walkers as wild boar seen in Oxfordshire

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Saturday 25th April 2015

WILD boar have been spotted in parts of Oxfordshire.

Randolph Hotel: Historically important parts largely unscathed by fire

Oxford Mail:

8:57am Saturday 25th April 2015

A CONSERVATION group has said historically important sections of The Randolph Hotel were left largely unscathed by last week’s major fire.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree