The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will today meet their new nephew for the very first time, exactly a week after his arrival.
Kate and Wills are expected to travel to Windsor to meet baby Archie, the first child of William’s brother Harry and his wife Meghan Markle.
Speculation has been rife as to why the senior royals have not yet visited the tot, with some royal experts calling the move “strange”.
Archie has already met the Queen and Prince Philip, while it’s believed Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland was present at the birth.
Veteran royal reporter Phil Dampier told The Telegraph: “It seems a bit strange that William and Kate have not yet been to see Archie.”
He added: “I’m sure for many it will feed into the recent narrative that Harry and William have grown apart.”
However, speaking shortly after the tot’s birth, at an event at the Cutty Sark in Greenwich, London, William revealed that he was “absolutely thrilled” for his brother.
He added: “[We are] obviously looking forward to seeing them in the next few days when things have quietened down.”
Kate echoed her husband’s sentiments and said: “We’re looking forward to meeting him, these next few weeks are always a bit daunting the first time round so we wish them all the best.”
The news comes after Meghan shared an adorable photograph of her newborn son’s feet to Instagram to celebrate her “first Mother’s Day”.
Speaking shortly after Archie’s birth at his official photocall, Meghan revealed of motherhood: “It’s magic, it’s pretty amazing. I have the two best guys in the world so I’m really happy.”
In other Harry and Meghan news, it’s been reported that the Queen has given the new family a “suite of rooms” inside Buckingham Palace, which they will use as a London base.
The Duke and Duchess recently moved from a two-bedroom cottage at Kensingon Palace to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, with a source telling the Daily Mail “it is standard procedure for royals living outside the capital”.
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