Prince Charles hopes new princess will look after him

Prince Charles hopes new princess will look after him

Prince Charles hopes new princess will look after him
 Delighted at the birth of Princess Charlotte, Britain's Prince Charles today said he was hoping for a grand-daughter so that she can look after him when he is "very old".

The heir to the British throne was on his first public engagement since the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth earlier this month to new baby girl.

"She is beautiful. I was hoping for a grand-daughter – someone to look after me when I am very old," Prince Charles said.

He was on a walkabout at an experimental model town development, Poundbury, he had set up in the county of Dorset in the south-west of England in the 1990s.

He was also given a rose by Lucy Simpson, of Poundbury Gardens, which has been named after the baby princess.

"A Charlotte Rose? You have managed to do that already? How marvellous. How jolly nice to see it will look beautiful in my gardens," the Prince of Wales said.

Poundbury is an urban extension to the Dorset county town of Dorchester and is based on the prince's planning ideals.

The development aims to combine social and private housing with work and leisure facilities to create a "walkable community".

The Prince also officially opened the Poundbury Cancer Institute in the town and met staff.

The institute's aim is to help identify the most effective treatment for individual cancer patients.
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