No. 6: She can't see her parents too well (yet)

By Simon Perry Jessica Fecteau
May 08, 2015 11:05 AM
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Happy six-day birthday, Princess Charlotte!

To celebrate – and because you never know when the royal family will come up in your weekend chatter – here are the six things you need to know about the wee princess:

1. She is a fashion icon already: The shawl Kate wrapped her in as they left the hospital is made by British knitwear maker G.H. Hurt & Son, which says they have seen a sharp increase since Charlotte wore the sweet wrap to make her public debut. “We have had quite a surge in orders – they ve come in from all over the world,” director Gillian Taylor tells PEOPLE. “There’s been a lot of interest from America, and Canada and Australia and the UK.”

2. She’s a snoozer: She slept right through her public bow – possibly a good sign for her likely exhausted parents. After greeting the photographers and crowds in the streets outside the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital, Kate, 33, looked down at her baby and told William, 32, “She’s fast asleep.”

3. She’s a VIP visitor magnet: She has been visited by a parade of high-profile fans: Kate’s parents, Carole and Michael Middleton, Great-Granny Queen Elizabeth, Aunt Pippa Middleton and Grandpa Prince Charles – who stopped by Kensington Palace twice. During a visit to Poundsbury on Friday, the proud future king told well-wishers he was “thrilled” about his new granddaughter. Uncle Harry, 30, has yet to visit due to his duties Down Under, but says he has many cuddly toys for her.

4. She’s a recycler: Departing St. Mary’s Hospital in London, the hand-me-down car seat from her brother, 21-month-old Prince George, was used to secure her into the back seat of the royals’ Range Rover. On Wednesday the family made the nearly three-hour trip to their country home, Anmer Hall, in similar fashion.

5. She’s a Royal Highness: She pips Harry in the lineup to the throne, coming up just behind her big brother George, who stands behind dad William and grandpa Charles. Charlotte is also the first princess born since Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson’s daughter Eugenie in 1990. (No. 8 in line, right behind her older sister, Princess Beatrice.)

6. She’s still coming online: “Her eyesight is pretty blurred but she can start to see close up,” maternity nurse Sarah Dixon, who has worked with friends of the royal couple, tells PEOPLE. “She will be trying to focus on things close to her but will be sleeping most of the day and feeding every three hours at least. And she will need lots of diaper changes – around eight per day!”

With Reporting by MONIQUE JESSEN

For much more on Princess Charlotte’s first days at home with William, Kate and big brother George, pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday

Princess Kate, Prince William and their newborn daughter, Princess Charlotte on the cover of PEOPLE
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