The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have decided that flowers from Princess Charlotte’s christening are to be donated to East Anglian Children’s Hospice.
The Princess’ christening will take place on Sunday 5th July at Sandringham’s St Magdalene’s Church. Not only does Charlotte bear her grandmother’s name, Diana, this is also the church she was christened, along with Princess Eugenie.
Catherine is a patron of EACH and gave her first official speech at one of the hospice’s facilities, making the gesture more personal.
EACH supports families and cares for children and young people with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions across East Anglia. Other supporters include musician Ed Sheeran.
The charity’s chief executive, Graham Butland, said they were ‘honoured’ by the gesture.
“The flowers will be delivered to our hospices for our families, volunteers and staff to enjoy,” he said.
Members of the public have been welcomed into the area outside the church, as William and Catherine say they have been overwhelmed by the warm wishes sent from across the world, so it seems this is something of a thank you.
Details of the christening can be found here; uncle Prince Harry is currently in Namibia and will miss his niece’s christening, almost certainly ruling him out as a godparent.