Federal Express Canada Ltd. (“FedEx Express Canada”) has delivered a gift on behalf of the City of Charlottetown, PEI to Prince William and Princess Catherine to celebrate the birth of their baby girl who shares a name with the historic maritime community (population 35,000).
The royal package in honour of Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte was delivered directly to Anmer Hall near Norfolk, England on May 28, 2015, courtesy of FedEx Express Canada, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX). The City of Charlottetown included items in the gift to the Princess that reflect the cultural, economic, and artistic diversity of the Island and the Capital City:
• The Anne of Green Gables Vintage Doll
• Locally-made knitted blanket, doll, and knitted hat
• COWS® Chocolate-covered Potato Chips
• Two pair of COWS® Pajamas
• A PEI “Dirt Shirt”
• Three Children’s Books by Charlottetown Author Deidre Kessler
• Two Children’s Books from COWS®
“Mayor Clifford Lee and the people of Charlottetown have assembled a collection for the Princess that represents their community and our country,” said Lisa Lisson, president of FedEx Express Canada. “It is our honour to participate in this unique delivery.”
FedEx Express Canada delivered the package at no cost to the City of Charlottetown. “On behalf of Council and the citizens of Charlottetown, we send best wishes and our congrats to the Prince William and Princess Catherine on their new arrival, and we thank FedEx Express Canada for contributing to the enthusiasm our City has over the birth of Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte by helping us with the delivery,” said Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee. “We know our small basket of gifts will arrive safely and on time, and we hope the Royal family will enjoy it.”
This delivery is the latest of in-kind services FedEx Express Canada has performed for municipalities across Canada. In July 2013, the people of Prince George, British Columbia sent a similar gift basket via FedEx to Princess Charlotte’s older brother to commemorate his birth. On March 25, 2013, FedEx Express Canada made international headlines with the delivery of two Giant Pandas from Chengdu, China to the Toronto Zoo at no cost to the City of Toronto or the zoo. On June 8, 2013, FedEx Express Canada donated the use of a specially-chartered flight to Natuashish, NL to rescue 70 puppies as a means to assist with local efforts to ease pressures with the over-population of stray dogs.