Prince George meets his namesake George the bilby
Prince George meets his namesake George the bilby during the Australia and New Zealand royal tour earlier this year. Reuters

Kate Middleton and Prince William would reportedly like Prince George to receive personalised gift items on his first birthday.

Prince George will turn one on 22 July.

Royal biographer Marcia Moody told Now magazine that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge want the birthday presents to be simple.

"I'm sure he'll receive some traditional luxury children's items - a rocking horse or a silver tooth fairy box. But William and Kate would favour personal items like a scrapbook of his first year, with hospital tags and a lock of hair," she said.

Royal correspondent Victoria Murphy suggested a gift guide of presents fit for the toddler.

"George has two nurseries - one at Kensington Palace and one in Anmer Hall in Norfolk - so he needs plenty of toys to fill them. In Australia, Kate mentioned he was obsessed with wombats after receiving a cuddly toy and how he liked to watch the boats," Murphy said.

"However, as they did for their wedding, Wills and Kate have encouraged people to give donations to charity instead," she added.

Meanwhile, Moody revealed Prince George's first birthday will be a private and low-key party.

"If the christening was anything to go by, it will be a small, low-key celebration, similar to what their friends would throw for their children's first birthdays - no 'kidchella' like North West!" she said, adding, "They'll probably have a tea party with lots of cake and George will crawl about later in the grounds of Kensington Palace."