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Calling All Poets: Regal Verses For Princess Charlotte

Think your poetry skills are of regal quality? Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana is in need of a few, but finely crafted verses in dedication to her royalty. Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy was first commissioned to write a poem for the new princess, but turned it down. It is not the first time that Duffy has refused an appointment such as this: in 2013 she turned down a request to write a poem for the birth of Prince George.

Why is this news good for the rest of us? The Spectator is opening its submission doors to any and all aspiring writers to craft a poem for the newest addition to the royal family. Contestants only have until May 20th to submit their entries which should be directed here lucy@spectator.co.uk .

The rules? Just make sure your entry does not exceed 16 lines.

The writer who’s first big break is a poem for the Princes Charlotte will surely get their name on the map; some kind of map that is, which writers like Duffy have no desire to be placed on.