Christine Johns from Calgary signs a baby congratulations book for Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge

Well wishes for Royals from across the pond

Various ways for the Victoria public to offer baby congrats to William and Kate

In appropriately British fashion, the Fairmont Empress Hotel is celebrating the birth of the newest member of the royal family, while helping the community in the process.

The Empress is partnering with C-FAX Santas Anonymous Society to collect new toys, clothing and gift cards for children in need in Greater Victoria.

The “Royal Crib” can be found in the tea lobby of the hotel until July 31 to collect donations in tribute to George Alexander Louis, the Prince of Cambridge and the first child of Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Visitors may also sign a congratulatory guest book, which will be sent to the royal couple.

So far, two books have been completely filled with signatures and a third is underway.

A guest book has also opened at Government House, online and in person, for people to send greetings to the new parents. A signing table is available at the residence on Rockland Avenue, while online messages can be sent via the Governor General’s website,

“As third in line, he is the future King of Canada,” Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon said in a press release. “Let us join together in celebration across the province to mark the birth of our future King.”

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