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Royal lego birthday party for Prince George

Lego are hosting a birthday party with a difference for the youngest member of the royal family, Prince George.

Royal guests included Prince George himself – newly created to mark his birthday as a toddler made from 15 individual lego bricks – his parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and both sets of grandparents – the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, and Michael and Carole Middleton.

His great-grandparents were also there, Her Majesty the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, as well as his uncle Prince Harry and Aunt Pippa Middleton.

A staggeringly accurate miniature LEGO recreation of Buckingham Palace, featuring traditional decorations including bunting and balloons Credit: PA Wire

We have a lot of fun with our tiny LEGO Royals – we recently gave our Royal ladies a Royal Ascot makeover with bespoke hats designed exclusively for us by the Queen’s Milliner, and our announcement of Prince George's birth last year was a real crowd pleaser. We hope people will be just as delighted with our special LEGOLAND birthday party."

– Sue Kemp, Divisional Director of the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort
A lego version of Prince George as part of the young prince's first birthday party. Credit: PA Wire

Royal hat-maker gives Royal Lego models a new look!

Seven of the Royal Family's figurines at Legoland have had a mini makeover in time for the Royal Ascot.

Royal hat-maker Rachel Trevor-Morgan has made intricate and specially designed hats and has described it as her "most unusual commission yet".

As well as designing the tiny hats for lego models of the Queen, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge, she also made ones for the Duchess' mother, Carole Middleton, Princess Eugenie and Beatrice as well as Zara Tindall.

The models and their hats will be on show at Legoland in Windsor until Royal Ascot finishes on June 21st.


Lego models prepare for Royal Ascot

Royal family models wearing hats at Legoland in Windsor Credit: Freerange Communications

The Queen's hat maker has designed miniature headwear for the royal family models at Legoland in Windsor to celebrate Royal Ascot.

Rachel Trevor-Morgan's designs will be on display from today until the end of the equestrian festival on the 21st June.

Her Majesty The Queen will wear a characteristically classic and colourful straw hat in bright yellow with hand painted silk flowers measuring just a few millimetres.

The Queen's yellow straw hat has hand painted silk flowers Credit: Freerange Communication

The Duchess of Cornwall's dove grey side sweeping picture hat is decorated with minute feathers swirling to form an elegant circular design, whilst the Duchess of Cambridge wears an understated yet stunning Royal Blue straw slice hat with two miniature quill feathers.

Lego models (from left to right) of the Duchess of Cornwall, the Queen and the Duchess of Cambridge Credit: Freerange Communications

Hedgehogs settle in to their new home in Windsor

A home fit for a hedgehog Credit: Legoland

A wildlife garden with a difference has opened in Windsor today, made from hundreds of LEGO bricks. The unique habitat is being built to mark the first anniversary of the RSPB's Giving Nature a Home campaign and includes a bird bath, frog house and a 'hogitat' - that's a home for hedgehogs!

Settling in to a hedgehog home Credit: Legoland

Statement on Legoland closure

Unfortunately the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort has had to close the Hotel on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th March 2014 after threats from right-wing groups made against the Resort. The Hotel closure follows the cancellation of a private event that was due to take place on Sunday 9th March.

That was prior to the Theme Park re-opening for the 2014 season on Friday 14th Match. We are extremely sorry that we’ve had to cancel guest bookings and whole heartedly understand the disappointment of those families that will be unable to attend.

The safety and security of our guests and our members of staff has to be our is our number one priority, which is why we’ve made the difficult decision to close the Hotel. All guests that were booked in to stay will be given a full refund.


Legoland reportedly closing at weekend after threats

It's being reported Legoland - which was due to open this weekend for a private fun day - will remain closed due to safety and security concerns.

Legoland will reportedly close this weekend following threats Credit: ITV Meridian

The event, organised by the Muslim Research and Development Foundation has had to be cancelled because it's alleged the resort received threats from far right organisations.

Park has to cancel event over safety fears

A planned private event at Legoland in Windsor has had to be cancelled - after far rights groups threatened to organise protests at the site.

The Muslim Development and Research Foundation had booked the park for a family fun day, with tickets on sale to the members of the public.

But after a series of threats were made earlier this month, Legoland Windsor has cancelled the event on the advice of police.

Due to unfortunate circumstances the private event scheduled for Sunday 9th March will no longer take place. This was an incredibly difficult decision made after discussions with the organisers and local Thames Valley Police, following the receipt of a number of threatening phone calls, emails and social media posts to the Resort over the last couple of weeks. These alone have led us to conclude that we can no longer guarantee the happy fun family event which was envisaged, or the safety of our guests and employees on that day – which is always our number one priority."

– Statement from Legoland

Sadly it is our belief that deliberate misinformation fuelled by a small group with a clear agenda was designed expressly to achieve this outcome. We are appalled at what has occurred, and at the fact that the real losers in this are the many families and children who were looking forward to an enjoyable day out at LEGOLAND. We would like to apologise to them and to the organisers, and to thank them for their understanding."

– Statement from Legoland

The event was scheduled for a weekend, before the park is due to open for its main 2014 season.

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Arrests after parents involved in argument at Legoland

Two men have been arrested at Legoland theme park after several parents got involved in an argument, according to the Evening Standard.

The disagreement erupted as parents were held in long queues at the Jolly Rocker swingboat ride at the theme park in Windsor in Berkshire.

Library picture of people at Legoland Windsor. Credit: Tim Ockenden/PA

Thames Valley Police said that they arrested two men aged 29 and 30 on suspicion of a public order offence and were each were given a penalty notice.

Legoland later said: "It was an altercation between a family and male guest, not mass brawl. It was resolved promptly by our security".

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