We are back with a variety of updates we thought you might enjoy.
We begin with word that Prince George is likely to attend the same school that his father and his Uncle Harry attended, Wetherby. Many will recognize the distinctive uniform worn by students.
The Daily Mail reports the Prince has been registered at the school. The school is located in Notting Hill; expectations are that Kate and William would make Kensington Palace their primary residence, as opposed to Anmer Hall.
As Charlotte’s 1st birthday approaches we have been expecting a new photograph of the Princess to commemorate the occasion. It seems possible it might be another photograph taken by Kate, or perhaps a picture of the entire family taken by a professional photographer. Readers will remember the photos released ahead of George’s first birthday, taken by John Stillwell of the UK Press Association.
Mr. Stillwell is also the photographer who took the recent photos of the Cambridge clan on their ski holiday in Switzerland.
There is a *remote* possibility the photograph(s) might come from another source altogether. It turns out renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz was at Windsor Castle on Monday shooting photographs of the Queen, presumably for an official portrait commemorating her 90th birthday. The Sun’s Emily Andrews reports George and Charlotte were also at Windsor Castle; more from her story:
“Wills and Kate were with the children but as adoring parents rather than wanting to be in the pics themselves,” a royal source told The Sun.
“Annie was taking the official pictures but Kate took her own snaps for the family album. It was really cute.
It’s likely these will be released to coincide with the Queen’s actual birthday in April, or closer to ceremonial occasions in May and June celebrating the milestone. I’m sure HM’s other great-grandchildren will also be featured in photos. It’s possible there were photos taken of HM and the Duke of Edinburgh with each generation of family members. While there is an outside chance Charlotte’s birthday photos might also have been taken by Ms. Leibovitz, it seems unlikely. Perhaps we’ll see some of the images taken on Monday by Kate.
Monique Jessen has a People magazine story about one of Kate’s favorite shops for George and Charlotte, Amaia Kids. She spoke with Amaia Arrieta, one of the store’s co-founders, about a variety of things, including the incredible popularity of the store’s knee socks since Prince George has been seen wearing them.
They are made in Spain by Condor; the ribbed knee socks are offered at Amaia in a broad range of colors. Most frequently we see the young Prince wearing the ‘blue France’ colorway. The socks are £7 at Amaia Kids and the company ships internationally; I believe the delivery fee is £15. They can also be found at MeliJoe, where they are $6 with a $12 delivery fee. Or, you can purchase directly from Condor, where the ribbed knee high sells for €4.90 (about $5.60), but you’ll need to contact them for shipping information.
One other option: buy them via People magazine’s online shop for $10 + $5.95 shipping. (Who knew People sold things like this online? Or am I woefully behind the times, and the online sales have been going on a long time…?) People is carrying the Condor for Amaia ribbed knee highs in French blue, navy, cream and grey.
Charlotte wore tights from Amaia in the pictures Kate took of her at Anmer Hall.
And we may see her in more pink, Monique Jessen asked what the Princess might be wearing on May 2nd:
“Pink!” says Arrieta. Kate “has gone all pink for Charlotte, which is very traditional for girls. Baby pink, powder pink, dusty pink – it’s all very pink.”
Of course, we’ll keep you updated as soon as any new images are released. (Whenever there are new photos you can always get an early look at them on our WKKW Facebook page and Twitter feed, I post them there first before I begin writing the post. )
Our final topic today, the Princess Charlotte flowers that will help raise funds for EACH (East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices). Behold, the ‘Rossano Charlotte,’ more commonly referred to as the Princess Charlotte chrysanthemum.
The unique flower was created by Deliflor, the largest breeder of chrysanthemums in the world; it is distinguished by those light green tips on the pink flower petals. The plant will be showcased at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Deliflor and Beekenkamp Plants, a sister company, are donating 50% of royalties from plant sales to EACH. Kate is patron of EACH, it was one of her first patronages and it remains close to her heart.
In the UK the Princess Charlotte will be available beginning May 2nd when 180 Waitrose stores start selling the plants for £8, with 50p being donated to EACH for every plant sold. I have contacted Deliflor, they say this *will* be available in the US; if interested in purchasing email firstname.lastname@example.org.