A little more than a week after Meghan Markle gave birth to baby Archie Harrison, his aunt, and uncle – Prince William and Kate Middleton – finally got to meet the newest member of the royal family. A palace rep confirmed that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Frogmore Cottage to see their new nephew, and Middleton brought baby Archie the sweetest gift.
Kate Middleton met with school children before visiting baby Archie Harrison
Before heading to Frogmore Cottage, Middleton visited a secret WWII spy base in Bletchley Park, and a group of school children gave her four animal toys for her three children – Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis – and baby Archie.
According to Hello! Magazine, the children presented her with an owl, squirrel, rabbit, and fox, and the Duchess told the kids that her children loved wild animals and would lovingly look after the toys.
It’s not clear which one she gave to her nephew.
William and Kate’s visit with baby Archie did not include George, Charlotte, and Louis, even though they were “dying” to meet their new cousin.
“Prince George and Princess Charlotte have already been asking their parents when they can meet their new cousin, they are as excited as anybody,” an insider told The Mirror.
Prince Harry has continued working
Even though he just became a dad, Prince Harry has kept his royal engagements. He traveled to the Netherlands just after Archie’s birth to launch The Invictus Games The Hague 2020, but the Duke of Sussex kept talking about his newborn.
His friend, JJ Chalmers, revealed that Harry said being the parent of a new baby is hard work. The new dad also shared that Archie Harrison slept for the first 24 hours, and then he woke up.
Harry also visited the Oxford Children’s Hospital and spoke to Amy Scullard, the mom of a two-year-old boy who is fighting cancer.
“He [Prince Harry] said he’s getting used to the baby and how Archie has fitted into family life. He said he just feels part of the family and he can’t imagine life without his son,” said Scullard.
During his visit to the hospital, one royal fan gave Prince Harry a teddy bear for baby Archie.
The Queen was the first royal to meet Archie Harrison
Just two days after Archie’s birth, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle introduced Queen Elizabeth to their son, and the meeting led to a historic photo. When Archie met his great-grandparents – Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip – Meghan’s mom Doria Ragland was also present.
Cameras captured the memorable moment that featured Queen Elizabeth with the first biracial member of the royal family and the very first black grandmother of a royal baby.
Tessy Ojo, the chief executive of the Diana Award which is a charity that honors Harry’s late mother, Princess Diana, says that Archie’s birth is “monumental” because he is the first biracial grandchild of the Queen. And, the beautiful photo celebrates the joining of cultures.
“Like Harry and Meghan’s wedding, changes the landscape in terms of bringing visibility around race and inclusion,” said Ojo.
Prince Charles is next
When Markle gave birth to Archie, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, were in Germany for a three-day tour. The proud grandpa said that he and his wife were looking forward to meeting the new royal baby, and they couldn’t be more delighted at the news of his birth.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have enjoyed their first days as parents. Their first weekend with baby Archie Harrison just happened to include Mother’s Day, and the couple celebrated the holiday while also enjoying visits from friends.