Hungarian makes crib for Britain's Prince George

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Associated Press

Posted on September 26, 2013 at 2:04 PM

Updated Thursday, Sep 26 at 2:06 PM

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A Hungarian Roma artisan says a dream motivated him to build a black walnut crib for Prince George, the two-month-old baby who is third in line to the British throne.

Arpad Rostas, who has done wood restoration work at the Versailles Palace in France and at the Vatican, said he had a dream in which Jesus and the Virgin Mary appeared with a crib, inspiring him to build one.

The crib was blessed during a ceremony Thursday at St. Anne's Church in Budapest. It is decorated with the badge of the House of Windsor and the coat of arms of Hungary.

Members of the Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem, a chivalric organization, plan to present the crib to the British royal family in October.

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