What do you give the little girl who has everything? Less than two weeks after Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana was born, Canada has presented the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (née Kate Middleton) with two touching gifts in celebration of the Royal Family's newest addition.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s wife, Laureen Harper, and Health Minister Rona Ambrose announced that the government will donate $100,000 to Immunize Canada in honour of the baby girl. Laureen also said they would send over a Canada Goose Bunny Bunting snowsuit so that Charlotte will be well prepared should the family of four pay a visit to Canada in the (hopefully near!) future.
The adorable, down-filled parka retails for $375 and is designed for children 0-24 months, which gives Princess Charlotte plenty of time to break in her new winter wear.
William and Kate’s daughter was born during World Immunization Week and the charitable donation is meant to help with vaccination efforts here in Canada. After his wife’s announcement, Stephen Harper issued his own statement congratulating the Duke and Duchess on the birth.
"To mark this wonderful occasion, the Government of Canada is pleased to announce a $100,000 donation to Immunize Canada. This child-focused charity is dedicated to promoting the understanding and use of life-saving vaccines to help ensure children across Canada get the best start in life," he said.
Canada will also send over a Canada Goose snowsuit for baby Charlotte
"Canadians recognize that the Royal Family has always been engaged and conscientious when it comes to the health and well-being of Canadian children,” he continued. “It is therefore fitting that this tradition be continued by providing a donation in the name of Princess Charlotte to help promote protection for children across our great country.”
When Prince George was born in 2013, the Canadian government made similar gifts to mark the occasion. They donated $100,000 to an unnamed Canadian “child-focused charity” and sent over a pair of Mukluks and a handmade muskox blanket.
They also presented the future King with several beloved Canadian children’s books, including The Hockey Sweater by Roch Carrier and Robert Munch’s Love You Forever, which George will be able to pass down to his baby sister.