It’s a girl! The second Royal Baby is here and she’s a princess! Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge! Royal fans all across the globe who were waiting for this little bundle of joy to arrive are rejoicing! On the night of her birth, Britain’s most famous landmarks, Trafalgar Square, Tower Bridge, and Jubilee Bridge all glowed pink for the new princess. Even the Queen herself was all decked out in pink and in all smiles for her new great-granddaughter!
Princess Charlotte’s birth marks the first Princess to be born in direct line to the throne since her great aunt Princess Anne (styled as Anne, Princess Royal) in 1950. The new princess is the first British princess to be born under the Succession to the Crown Act of 2013. According to the law, succession no longer depends on gender, so if Kate were to have another son after Princess Charlotte, her little brother would be fifth in line to the throne after her. Thus, the Princess is fourth in line to succeed her great grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II after her older brother Prince George.
Now how shall one celebrate this joyous occasion? Why, toasting a good cuppa, of course! What better way to toast the new princess than the English Tea Store’s Buckingham Palace Garden Party? Every May, the Queen holds a garden party at Buckingham Palace which inspired this blend of Earl Grey, Jasmine, and English Afternoon Tea. Pairs perfectly with some delicious tea sandwiches (my personal favorite tea sandwich to make is cream cheese, turkey, and fresh basil). Like bolder tea? Why not try English Breakfast Blend No. 2! This tea is full bodied and just perfect with milk (and sweetener if you please). Goes quite well with a slice of soft, delicious cake from O’Haras Farmhouse Fruit Cake!
Don’t forget about Mother’s Day. While Mother’s Day in Britain is celebrated in March, it is not celebrated in the United States until May. Toast your mom (or share a cuppa with her) as well!