Kids' royalty-inspired toys
Just because your little one isn't next in line to the throne doesn't mean he or she can't feel like a special prince or princess. And that's easy to do with these royalty-inspired kids' toys.
If the British royals are going to take part in any kind of sporting event, there's a very good chance it will involve horses. From Prince William's regular polo matches to Princess Anne's competitive equestrian events, the royals love their horses. You might not be able to get your child her very own real-life pony to ride on every day, but you can certainly afford these beautiful Breyer horses (potterybarnkids.com, $24). These elegant hand-painted pieces are no plastic ponies, though, so make sure your little one is in the mood to play like the gentle princess she is!
Wooden castle play set
Chances are your child knows you're the ruler of the home, so give him a castle he can be king of. This 28-piece Melissa & Doug castle blocks wooden play set (mastermindtoys.com, $35) requires a bit of commitment and plenty of creativity, but when he's done, he'll have constructed a castle he can truly call his own. And the best part? It can be torn down and rebuilt in a variety of ways as often as he wants. Boys and girls alike will love building up and tearing down these medieval-themed blocks and creating royal tales inside the castle walls for hours on end.
Silver tea set
British royalty love their tea time, and that means every little princess needs her very own tea set. They don't come more beautiful and elegant than this silver tea set from Pottery Barn Kids (potterybarnkids.com, $74). With this teapot, creamer, sugar bowl and tray, your child can serve tea to all her friends (real or imaginary) in style. Plus, you can even get it personalized with a name or monogram for an extra-special touch — and no one will mistake who owns this pretty set!
Princess doll kit
Every little princess deserves a princess doll, but if you want her to truly treasure her royal gift, get her one she's able to create herself. This make-your-own-princess-doll kit (mastermindtoys.com, $15) lets your daughter customize her very own little friend. She can sew on the doll's hair, draw on her face and design the dress however she likes. She won't be able to help but love a little princess she created with her own two hands!