Whether you were one of the country’s Charlottes who felt weirdly honoured at Kate and William’s choice of baby name, or if you were one of the sourpusses who rolled their eyes, it’s a good time to be you.
You could be in line for a royal discount as many firms are jumping on the bandwagon and dishing out deals to those who share their name with the new princess. Even if you’re not called Charlotte, there might be a way to nab a discount on the back of the sprog who is currently fourth in line to the throne.
Note, there’s no need to go out and spend in the name of royal baby fever, but if you are looking to buy an item then it might be a way to snap up an extra discount – but ALWAYS compare prices before you buy, as even with the discount it might not be the cheapest.
Free entry to Drayton Manor
If you’re looking for a family day out and have a child called Charlotte, you could get some royal treatment. Theme park, resort and zoo, Drayton Manor is offering free entry (normally £36 on the gate) to girls called Charlotte who’re under 12, until Mon 11 May. Bring valid ID to show at the ticket desk when you get there.
Virgin Money £25 to 1,000 young savers called Charlotte or Charlie
Virgin Money is giving away £25 to the first 1,000 under 16s called Charlotte or Charlie who open a new Young Saver Account. The deal was launched on Tuesday and won’t last forever, so go quick if you’re interested.
Accounts can be opened with as little as £1 and an adult will need to be there to open it in a branch. For more details see Virgin’s saving page. This account might not be best for your little one, so check out our Best Children’s Savings rates for more info.
Hailo free £15 credit for all in London
As well as plastering ‘Charlotte’ over loads of its taxis, Hailo the taxi booking app is also offering a free cab ride to customers up to the value of £15 to celebrate the royal birth. You just need to enter the code CHARLOTTE15 into your in-app wallet to qualify.
There are only 250 codes available for Hailo customers, so be quick. The £15 is only available for one ride, and if you go over, your card’ll be charged the difference. The offer’s only available to users in London and expires on Sun 10 May.
Read the full T&Cs.
London Midland 8% off for all – The Kate Escape
If you’re planning a train trip between London and the midlands this month, you could save 8% off your ticket. London Midland’s online discount matches the weight of the royal baby (who came in at 8lbs 3oz, in case you were wondering) and can be applied to a number of advance and off-peak tickets.
To get your 8% off, you need to book your tickets through the dedicated link on The Kate Escape page before Mon 11 May, although you can travel any day in May.
If you’re a railcard holder, you can still get 1/3 off the price of the ticket on top of the discount. Unfortunately, GroupSave can’t be used.
For more information and how to book, see The Kate Escape.
Matalan 10% off babywear for all
If like the royal couple, you’ve recently welcomed a new baby into your family, Matalan* is offering 10% off babywear until Tue 12 May. It’s only available online – just enter the code CHARLOTTE1 at the checkout.
Marks and Spencer 20% off schoolwear for all