Canada’s Prime Minister has announced that the country is planning to mark the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s first child by donating $100,000 to charity.
Stephen Harper, announced on Thursday that Canada would honour Prince George’s birth with the donation to a children’s charity that will be decided at a later date. Canada, which is part of the commonwealth, will also give the new addition to the Royal Family a Canadian-handmade blanket which reflects the country’s culture.
“These gifts symbolise our warm ties to our Royal Family, honouring our close and enduring relationship,” the Prime Minster said in a short statement.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed their first child on Monday when Kate gave birth to a healthy baby boy weighing 8Ibs 6oz. A day after, the proud parents gave the world the first glimpse of the new Prince as they left the Lindo Wing.
The couple revealed the whole experience had been “emotional,” and William joked he would remind the mini monarch-to-be of his “tardiness” when he is older for making the world wait for his arrival.
William and Kate returned to Kensington Palace for less than 24 hours, where The Queen and Prince Harry met the little Prince, before they made their way to the Middleton’s family home in Bucklebury, Berkshire, where the royal trio are expected to stay for several weeks.