December 7 2013 Latest news:
by Alex Wellman, Reporter
Friday, September 13, 2013
An Islington resident made sure the latest addition to the Royal Family will be a bonnie prince after handing his regal grandfather a special present.
Cecilia Crossley, 34, of Canonbury, took the opportunity to make sure Prince Charles’s first grandchild George is dressed to impress as she handed him an organic babygro.
The Prince of Wales was in London on Tuesday visiting social enterprises which have benefitted from the Business in the Community charity he is president of.
One of those to meet the future King of England was Mrs Crossley who has been running the social enterprise From Babies With Love for 15 months.
Mrs Crossley said: “It was fantastic to meet Prince Charles and we are happy to be one of the few to be picked.
“We sell baby clothes and what with him being a new grandpa I thought it would be great to give him something for the new arrival.
“I picked out a blue elephant babygro as it is one of our most popular pieces and he laughed and thanked me.”
The business was set up 15 months ago with the aim of selling organic child and baby clothes online.
From every sale, 100 per cent of profit goes to support orphaned and abandoned babies in Africa.
Mrs Crossley said: “The Prince was so pleased to hear about the work we have been doing and how it has helped some of the most vulnerable people.
“He was also really happy that we had received a lot of help and support from the charity.
“I hope we can see him again and if he is celebrating a new grandchild when we do, I’ll be sure to pick out something new for them too.”
Business in the Community has it’s headquarters in Islington and runs a campaign called ‘arc’ which links social entrepreneurs to senior executives at some of the world’s largest companies.
Currently it supports 71 entrepreneurs across London and has linked them to top brass at companies such as BP and Deloitte.