July 22, 2013
For immediate release
Congratulations to The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
Lieutenant Governor's Office
Their Honours the Honourable H. Frank Lewis and Mrs. Dorothy Lewis, on behalf of the people of Prince Edward Island, extend their sincere congratulations to their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the entire Royal Family on the birth of His Royal Highness the Prince of Cambridge on July 22, 2013.
"We are very happy, not only for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, but also for first-time grandfather, His Royal Highness Prince Charles, first-time uncle, Prince Henry of Wales, the Middleton family, and certainly the great-grandparents Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh," said His Honour.
"As grandparents and great-grandparents ourselves, Dorothy and I can understand the excitement and joy of a new baby for the family," His Honour added.
The arrival of the Prince of Cambridge has been an event much anticipated throughout the Commonwealth and beyond and especially in Prince Edward Island. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were in PEI barely two years ago, less than three months after their 2011 marriage. Their visit demonstrated how much the people of the province cared for the Royal Couple.
In cooperation with Rideau Hall and the other Offices of Lieutenant Governors and Territorial Commissioners of Canada, an online book of congratulations has been established by the Governor General. Anyone may locate the book and sign it through our website at www.gov.pe.ca/olg.
Individuals who wish to further acknowledge the birth of the Prince of Cambridge with a gift have been asked by Their Royal Highnesses to make a contribution to a children's charity of their choice.
Passers-by and visitors to Fanningbank and Government House can also take note of the Union Jack flying for the next month on a yardarm in tribute to The Duke and Duchess and Prince of Cambridge.