King Charles' special hope for Princess Charlotte when he is 'very old'

King Charles shared his hopes for grown-up Princess Charlotte when she was born

King Charles hope for Princess Charlotte
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King Charles has a special hope for his granddaughter, Princess Charlotte, for when he is 'very old' that he shared when she was a newborn baby.

Princess Charlotte was born to Prince William and Kate Middleton at the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in London on May 2nd 2015 as the royal couple's second born child, after future King Prince George. 

Princess Charlotte's birth also marked the arrival of King Charles' first ever granddaughter and he was thrilled to become a grandpa to a little girl at the time. 

The newly appointed King, who is now grandfather to Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor and Lilibet Diana Mountbatten Windsor, shared some very sweet sentiments about little Charlotte when she arrived in the world. 


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After admitting that he was hoping Prince William and Catherine's second-born would be a little girl, Charles was on a royal outing a few days later when he shared some lovely words about Charlotte. 

"She is beautiful," he exclaimed during a visit to model town development, Poundbury, in Dorset. 

Sharing his hopes for him and Charlotte to maintain a close bond as they both grow older, he added, "I was hoping for a granddaughter - someone to look after me when I am very old."

King Charles hope for Princess Charlotte

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King Charles, who has been hailed a 'brilliant' grandpa by Prince William in the past, left the world cooing over his grandparenting skills during the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations back in June 2022. 

With little Prince Louis showcasing a whole host of hilarious moments over the big royal weekend, the four-year-old and King Charles shared a wonderful moment that was caught on camera for us all to see. 

King Charles hope for Princess Charlotte

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During the Jubilee pageant, Prince Louis was filmed and photographed getting up to all sorts of mischief as he sat in the audience with key members of the royal family. 

Pulling cheeky faces and clambering on mom Kate Middleton, Prince Louis later turned his attention to his grandpa, running down the row to perch on Charles' lap. 

King Charles hope for Princess Charlotte

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Prince Louis beamed as grandpa Charles bounced him on his knee along to the music playing, prompting royal fans to obsess over the moment of bonding on social media. 

Caitlin Elliott
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Caitlin is News Editor for woman&home, covering all things royal, celeb, fashion, beauty and lifestyle. Caitlin started on local papers and titles such as Cosmopolitan, Now, Reveal and Take a Break while studying for her Multimedia Journalism degree. She also worked in Fashion PR as a Press Assistant for Arcadia's Topshop before becoming a part of the Now team. Caitlin went on to add the likes of Woman, GoodtoKnow, WhatToWatch and woman&home to her writing repertoire before moving on to her current role.