The flowers given by well-wishers at her christening Sunday will be donated to one of Princess Kate's charities

By Simon Perry
Updated July 02, 2015 11:20 AM
Credit: Courtesy Duchess of Cambridge

Princess Charlotte is two months old today – and the flowers that will brighten her special day Sunday are set to bring some color into other well-deserving people’s lives.

The blooms and bouquets brought by well-wishers to Charlotte’s christening in Norfolk are set to be donated to a hospice charity supported by her mother, Princess Kate.

Kate and husband William have invited locals to come to the area outside St. Mary Magdalene church on Queen Elizabeth’s Sandringham estate, and any flowers left will be gathered up and given to East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) and re-distributed to the charity’s hospices for families and staffers to enjoy.

Kate, 33, became royal patron of the small hospice charity when she announced the first set of causes she was officially going to support in January 2012. She has helped raise awareness not just of EACH but of the children’s hospice movement as a whole, the charity says.

Graham Butland, EACH Chief Executive, said in a statement, “We are very honored the flowers . . . are being donated to EACH. Her Royal Highness has shown great dedication to the role of Royal Patron, raising awareness and understanding of our services and we re incredibly grateful for all the support the charity has received.”

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The main thrust of her most recent work with the charity before she had Charlotte was to support the launch of an appeal to raise funds to build a new children s hospice in Norfolk. It is the county that Kate and William are making their home, at Anmer Hall on the Queen’s estate.

“We thank Their Royal Highnesses for their generosity on such a special occasion and wish the Duke and Duchess, Prince George and of course Princess Charlotte every health and happiness,” Butland added.

Less than two weeks after Charlotte’s May 2 birth, Kate penned a touching letter to families of children with life-limiting illnesses, writing, “Every moment is precious and every memory needs to be cherished and celebrated.”

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