The highly anticipated first child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has just arrived to much celebration! The baby boy made his appearance into the world this evening on July 22, 2013 weighing 8 pounds 6 ounces. The child has since been named, His Royal Highness, the Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge will be the third in line for the British throne.
To commemorate this bundle of joy, Pandora has created the limited edition Royal Baby Carriage charm. The RBC became available for sale a couple of weeks ago at the beginning of July in Australia to some people’s dismay as it was before the child’s birth. In the UK, they’ve held off releasing the baby carriage charm until now to insure that there was a safe delivery. Currently, the special piece can only be found in the UK, Australia, and my sources have confirmed that Canada will also be receiving a limited number of these!
The basic foundation of the charm is the Pandora baby pram/carriage featuring a gold crown detail. The crown is the same one as found on the Happily Ever After (princess castle) bead and was also added to the Cruise Ship to make the exclusive Pandora 2013 Cruise charm. Instead of the original pink crystal, the RBC has a clear CZ as the gender of the child was not revealed until now. On the other side of the bead is engraved, “Royal Baby 2013” and it’s much more delicate and smaller than I expected. The charm is priced at $69AUD. £55GBP, and $75CAD; with conversion rates it’s definitely much cheaper to get it from Australia!
I received my RBC with lightning speed from Australia so a big thanks to my friend Phyll for helping me :D. I’m very excited to have it in hand for the birth so I didn’t mind the early release at all. I love anything to do with the Royals so pairing it with the Pandora Royal Wedding Charm was a must. I’ve also decided to make a whole bracelet representing England because I’m a huge anglophile. Here is the start of my bracelet, which is pretty well filled actually, having taken most of the beads from my travel bracelet. I’m waiting on the taxi and phone booth charms from the fall 2013 collection to complete this theme. It’s become one of my favorites!
What do you think of the new limited edition charm? Worth getting?