Prince George turns one: how brands celebrate on Twitter, including Asda, Tetley Tea and Mothercare
As Prince George turns one year old, we take a look at how brands are celebrating the news.
The birth last year led to a host of brands jumping on the bandwagon, from Mumm champagne to George at Asda and Jelly Babies.
Similar to last year, some brands who took to Twitter do have a baby connection – or a name connection.
— Mothercare (@mothercareuk) July 22, 2014
Yay! Today we're saying #HappyBirthdayPrinceGeorge with a one day only online exclusive offer! http://t.co/4PxgN6faaL pic.twitter.com/3GKJefvlKN — Asda (@asda) July 22, 2014
Others, however, don’t have so much of a connection (unless corporal punishment is part of royal baby-hood).
— British Belt Company (@BritishBeltCo) July 22, 2014
Nevertheless, there were some good nods to the young Prince.
Happy Birthday, Prince George! pic.twitter.com/9flVsBhSBx — Tetley Tea Folk (@tetley_teafolk) July 22, 2014
Happy Birthday, Prince George. Think you're really going to enjoy your gift... pic.twitter.com/5KGKKux1fH
— innocent drinks (@innocentdrinks) July 22, 2014
Prince George + @beatsbydre = possibly best thing ever #HappyBirthdayPrinceGeorge http://t.co/i5h4jHJo5o pic.twitter.com/kB6HBOSTfX — Yahoo Celebrity UK (@YahooCelebUK) July 22, 2014
— VisitBritain (@VisitBritain) July 22, 2014
What do you get a young prince for his first birthday? http://t.co/wC111iWJbV #HappyBirthdayPrinceGeorge pic.twitter.com/okXzcgWME0 — PETA UK (@PETAUK) July 22, 2014
Some brands clearly felt like they should do something…but hadn’t remembered it was the birthday of their future leader until they came into work this morning.
From everyone at M&S, Happy 1st Birthday Prince George.
— M&S (@marksandspencer) July 22, 2014
Happy 1st Birthday #PrinceGeorge! — Laura Ashley (@LauraAshleyUK) July 22, 2014
Others had already marked a milestone for the Prince a few days earlier so didn’t think they needed to take part.
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— Post Office (@PostOffice) July 20, 2014
But even cartoons got on board to celebrate the tot turning one…
We in Pig HQ would like to say a very happy first birthday to Prince George! Have a goodun, your highness! pic.twitter.com/BANcofFsLu — Peppa Pig Official (@PeppaPigUK) July 22, 2014
— Jamie Oliver (@jamieoliver) July 22, 2014