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Princess Charlotte sleeps through night, says grandad

By Tony Jones

Published 11/06/2015

Good snoozer: Princess Charlotte
Good snoozer: Princess Charlotte

Princess Charlotte may only be a few months old but she is already sleeping through the night, the Prince of Wales has revealed.

Charles chatted about his baby granddaughter, who was born on May 2, when he hosted a Clarence House tea party with the Duchess of Cornwall for pilots and aircrew who fought in the Second World War.

The former royal navy helicopter pilot whose sons also became military fliers joked about how the "heads-up" displays found in some aircraft was something best left to the "PlayStation generation".

Meanwhile, Camilla shared a joke with one veteran Spitfire pilot about the benefits of drinking red wine and whisky.

Geoff Bradley was invited along with his wife Veronica as her father Owen Burns, who will be 100 in November, had been a gunner in Bristol Blenheim bombers

He said: "We were talking about grandchildren, he was saying Princess Charlotte does sleep through the night and it was much easier on mum than Prince George."

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been looking after their daughter at their Norfolk home Anmer Hall since a few days after her birth.

They released pictures of the baby princess being cuddled by her brother George at the weekend.

Charles and Camilla sat down to afternoon tea complete with crust-free sandwiches and scones with the veterans and their families.

Camilla chatted to Ken Wilkinson (96) a former Spitfire pilot from Solihull and the pair joked about their love of red wine.

The Duchess proudly spoke about her father who worked as a wine merchant after his Second World War service.

She said: "My father was in the wine business so as children we used to take wine and water and I have drunk it ever since."

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