The prince, 66, spoke of his delight after the birth of his first granddaughter

By Simon Perry
Updated May 09, 2015 11:20 AM
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He had hinted he wanted a girl and proud grandpa Prince Charles says he got what he hoped for in little Princess Charlotte.

And not only that, he will have someone to look out for him in his declining years, he says.

The prince, 66, who visited Charlotte twice before she was taken to the family’s country home by parents Prince William and Princess Kate, spoke of his joy over his new granddaughter during a public outing in Dorset, England, on Friday. (It was his first public engagement since the birth of Charlotte on May 2.)

“I was hoping for a granddaughter – someone to look after me when I am very old,” he said.

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The royal made the comments while visiting his brainchild model town of Poundbury, where he was also surprised with the presentation of a rose named after the new princess.

“A Charlotte Rose, you have managed to do that already?” the prince said to Lucy Simpson, of Poundbury Gardens. “How jolly nice to see, it will look beautiful in my gardens.”

Charles also told researchers he was “really rather thrilled” during the visit to open the Poundbury Cancer Institute, according to The Daily Telegraph.