She may only be just over a month old but according to her grandfather, Prince Charles, Princess Charlotte is already sleeping through the night and seems to be a lot easier with her nocturnal routine than her elder brother Prince George was at her age. Prince Charles revealed this information as he and Camilla hosted a Clarence House tea party for pilots and aircrew who fought during World War Two.
Amongst the guests at the afternoon tea was Geoff Bradley, who was in attendance with his wife, Veronica, whose
father had been a gunner in the Bristol Blenheim bombers. Mr Bradley spoke of his chat with The Prince of Wales, “We were talking about grandchildren, he was saying Princess Charlotte does sleep through the night and it was much easier on mum than Prince George.”
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are currently residing at Anmer Hall in Norfolk with Prince George and Princess Charlotte and recently released a set of photographs of the two youngsters, taken by The Duchess of Cambridge at their Norfolk retreat.
Charles and Camilla were treated to a spectacular afternoon tea on Wednesday complete with crust-free sandwiches and scones. Charles was hosting the event in his role as patron of the Battle of Britain Fighter Association and spoke to one table about his views on how helicopters have changed since he was a Royal Navy helicopter pilot in the 1970s. Whilst on the subject, Charles took the opportunity to mention Prince Harry’s ability to use the Apache helicopter’s complicated weaponry and instruments adding, “I take my hat off to my youngest, he seemed to be coping.”
The Battle of Britain was the German Luftwaffe’s attempt to gain air superiority over the Royal Air Force from July to September 1940. The ultimate failure of the Luftwaffe and success of the RAF was one of the biggest turning points in the entire Second World War and in turn prevented Britain from a German invasion.
The Duchess of Cornwall also found plenty of time to chat with her guests, one of whom was Ken Wilkinson, former Spitfire pilot from Solihull. The Duchess told Mr Wilkinson of her father, who worked as a wine merchant following his Second World War service, “My father was in the wine business so as children we used to take wine and water and I have drunk it ever since. He always said it was his medicine and it kept him going- he used to take two or three glasses a day.”
After speaking with Camilla, Ken Wilkinson commented, “She thinks red wine is good, I think red wine is good, that means red wine is good.”
The Clarence House afternoon tea came on the day after Prince Charles accompanied The Queen, Prince Philip and the Sultan of Brunei to Royal Hospital Chelsea to commemorate 200 years of service that the Ghurkhas have given to the crown.