PM announces charitable donation to mark the birth of His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced the Government of Canada’s official gifts to mark the birth of His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge, the first child of Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

“We are pleased to announce a donation to a Canadian child-focused charity to mark the birth of Prince George, and to offer a Canadian-handcrafted blanket, reflective of our country’s rich and diverse culture,” said Prime Minister Harper. “These gifts symbolize our warm ties to our Royal Family, honouring our close and enduring relationship.”

The donation of $100,000 by the Government of Canada will be provided to a Canadian charity to support initiatives that seek to improve the lives of children. The recipient will be announced at a later date.

To celebrate this happy occasion, a selection of Canadian children’s books in English and in French, many of which have won the Governor General’s Literary Awards, will also be offered to the Prince as a personal gift from Prime Minister Harper, Mrs. Laureen Harper, Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston.

“Once again, I would like to offer congratulations and best wishes to the happy couple on the arrival of their first child,” added the Prime Minister.

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