The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have finally met royal baby Archie, who was born last Monday. On Tuesday, just before Kate went to visit the new family-of-three, she was given a sweet gift to give to Archie during her engagement at Bletchley Park.
As Kate was finishing her visit, she was given four animal toys for Archie, George, Charlotte and Louis by a group of schoolchildren.
Kate received a squirrel, fox, owl and rabbit, and reassured the children that they would be well loved.
“They love wild animals. They will look after these,” she said of her children.
The delay in meeting the newest addition to the family was caused by the family’s busy schedules in the past week. Kate and William were booked with the launch of the King’s Cup regatta on Tuesday and a visit to North Wales on Wednesday. Harry travelled to the Netherlands on Thursday.
“Just to confirm that William & Kate visited their new nephew, #ArchieHarrison, at Frogmore Cottage today after #PrinceHarry returned from Oxford,” Rebecca English tweeted.
Sadly, George, Charlotte, and Louis didn’t get a chance to meet their little cousin.
“Their children weren’t with them, however, so it will be a little while yet before George, Charlotte and Louis meet their new cousin,” Rebecca added.
Even before William and Kate met their nephew, they were sharing kind words about with the press.
William and Kate were at the launch of the inaugural King’s Cup Regatta at the CuttySark the day after Archie was born.
William had revealed that he’s “absolutely thrilled” over the arrival of Archie and is “looking forward to seeing them in the next few days when things have quietened down.”
“It’s really exciting for both of them and we wish them all the best,” Kate said during the regatta launch last week.
Before Baby Archie was introduced to his aunt and uncle, he met his great-grandparents Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. The family moment, which also included Meghan’s mom, Doria Ragland, was documented in a historic photo.