A charitable donation of £50,000 will be split equally between Cash for Kids in Scotland and Turning Point Scotland in the Princess’ name to further mark her arrival.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said:

“The birth of a new baby is always an occasion which brings celebration and joy, and I’m happy to be marking the arrival of Princess Charlotte on behalf of the people of Scotland.

“The £50,000 will go towards two charities that work to make a significant difference to the lives of people across Scotland: Cash for Kids makes it its mission to help children achieve their full potential in life, while Turning Point Scotland is a charity which strives to help those who want to help themselves.

“We also want to make sure that Princess Charlotte is kept warm in her early years and will be sending a lovely personalised hat from Wonky Woolies. Being in the possession of one of the firm’s hats, I can personally vouch for their quality!

“Of course, the birth of Princess Charlotte was also a big day for Prince George who became a big brother, and we will make sure he has his own Wonky Woolies hat so there’s no headwear related sibling rivalry.”

Martin Cawley, Chief Executive of Turning Point Scotland said:

“We are delighted and thankful to the First Minister for choosing Turning Point Scotland to receive a donation in recognition of the birth of Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.

“We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their daughter, Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, and Prince George of Cambridge on the arrival of his sister.

“It will be 20 years this July since HRH Diana, Princess of Wales, visited our Glasgow Drug Crisis Centre where she met our staff and the people we support as she had a real empathy for the issues they faced.

“The donation will be used to help people with similar issues that HRH Diana, Princess of Wales was so passionate about.”