Princess Charlotte & Prince George – Official Photos
A proud moment for Prince George as he introduces his little sister Princess Charlotte to the world #WelcomeToTheFamily
The four photographs, released Saturday by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, were taken at home by The Duchess in mid-May.
Find out more about Princess Charlotte on The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s official website: http://bit.ly/1AOFlVB
The birth of Princess Charlotte
Princess Charlotte was born at 8.34am on 2nd May 2015 at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London, weighing 8lb 3oz. As the second child of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge she is fourth in line to the throne.
Kensington Palace Press Office issued a press release on the morning of their daughter’s birth, to inform the world’s media that “The Duchess of Cambridge had been safely delivered of a daughter”. Read the announcement here.
The news of Princess Charlotte’s arrival was announced Their Royal Highnesses’ official website and across all Royal social media channels. We asked our Twitter followers to tell us if they were welcoming any new arrivals the same day by using our hashtag #WelcometotheFamily. Kensington Palace received many responses and here is the resulting Storify.
The birth of the new Princess was also announced in the traditional way – with a bulletin placed on an easel at Buckingham Palace.
The Duke of Cambridge took Prince George to the hospital to meet his new sister. Shortly after, The Duke and Duchess left hospital with their new daughter on 2nd May, and returned to Kensington Palace.
On 4th May, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced that they would name their child Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. She would will be formally known as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge formally registered the birth on 5th May, when The Duke of Cambridge signed the birth register at Kensington Palace, witnessed by a Registrar from Westminster Register Office.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are extremely grateful for the wonderful messages they have received on the birth of the daughter Princess Charlotte. In the month since she was born, Princess Charlotte has already received warm good wishes from across the globe.
Mail sacks containing the first congratulations arrived at St James’s Palace on the Tuesday following her birth on 2nd May. Since then writers from as far afield as USA, China, Russia, Australia, New Zealand and Fiji have sent their congratulations.
Primary school classes and Brownie packs are amongst those writing to the new Princess, with many sending impressive hand painted cards and group projects. A large number of ‘Charlotte’s have also been in touch, pleased to share the same name. There have been letters too for Prince George, containing advice on being a good big brother.
Princess Charlotte has also been sent a number of gifts including handmade items from members of the public such as booties, baby blankets and knitted toys. Prince Harry was given a number of toys, letters and cards during his New Zealand Tour, to bring back to the UK on behalf of his niece, including a book, bib and cuddle blanket from the children of Rose Bay School.
The Duke and Duchess were also presented with a number of gifts for their new daughter during official visits, including t-shirts, books and toys. Amongst them, a baby gro from the XLP project in South London, a tiny England shirt from the Women’s Senior National England Football Team, and even an Aston Villa baby grow from Gary Linekar on behalf of Match of The Day.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are incredibly grateful for all the warm wishes they have received, and to harness this generosity of spirit, have also suggested that people might like to celebrate this happy occasion by looking to support those more in need; perhaps a children’s charity local to them, as a way of marking the birth of their second child.
Alternatively, to support Imperial College Healthcare Charity, which is the charity of the hospital where The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s baby was born, towards the redevelopment of the Birth Centre at Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital which will help women and their newborn babies from London, across the UK and beyond to benefit from the latest facilities to ensure they receive the best possible care. To find out more about supporting this charity please visit http://www.imperialcharity.org.uk
If you would like to send in a gift, please send it by Royal Mail to St James’s Palace, London, SW1A 1BA.
Gifts from commercial organisations are not able to be accepted. They will be returned to the sender unless the cost of postage is prohibitive, in which case commercial gifts will be donated to an appropriate charity.
Aren’t they such cuties! 😀