The Queen will meet her great-granddaughter Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana for the first time
The Queen is set to meet her great-granddaughter Princess Charlotte for the first time on Tuesday. Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge are expected to meet with Her Majesty in their apartment at Kensington Palace.
The 89-year-old was previously expected to meet with the three-day-old before her name was announced on Monday. However she will surely have been honoured to learn that William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge had chosen to name their first daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana in recognition of her.
Her Majesty missed the arrival of her fifth great-grandchild on Saturday because she was carrying out a day of engagements in Yorkshire. The monarch did give a sartorial nod to the new Princess of Cambridge by sporting a vibrant fuchsia outfit, and thanked well-wishers for their congratulatory messages during her visit to Richmond Castle in North Yorkshire.
Other members of the royal family to have already met the new Princess include an “absolutely delighted” Prince Charles and Camilla. Catherine Duchess of Cambridge’s parents Carole and Michael Middleton also visited the family at Kensington Palace along with their daughter Pippa on Sunday.
Meanwhile Prince Harry has reportedly said that he “can’t wait” to meet his “absolutely beautiful” niece when he returns from Australia.
Following the Queen’s visit William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge are expected to make the journey to their country residence, Amner Hall, where they will spend private time together as a family. The couple will spend the next few weeks at their country retreat where they will adjust to life as a family of four and help Prince George settle into his new role as a big brother.
Princess Charlotte of Cambridge was born on 2 May at 8:34am in the exclusive Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital, weighing 8lbs 3oz.
William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge have since expressed their gratitude for all the well wishes received across the globe. A statement posted on Twitter, read: “The Duke and Duchess are hugely grateful for the messages of congratulations they have received from people all over the world. It means a great deal to them that so many people have celebrated the arrival of their new daughter.”
Source: HELLO MAGAZINE