When we imagined Prince George (6), Princess Charlotte (4) and Prince Louis’s (1) first meeting with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s son, Archie, we figured they’d come prancing in shortly after Archie’s birth holding an assortment of balloons and wellness smoothies for the Duchess of Sussex. As it turns out, that’s not what happened. In fact, Prince William and Kate Middleton’s children waited a while before meeting the newest member of the royal family.
As Emily Andrews, The Sun’s royal correspondent, revealed on Yahoo UK’s video series, The Royal Box, the Cambridge brood only met their cousin Archie recently—as in the King Power Royal Charity Polo Day match earlier this month.
“It was interesting actually that polo match because it was the first time that Charlotte and George had actually met Archie, they hadn’t actually met him for two months, so that polo match was lovely,” Andrews explained. It’s worth noting that she made no mention of Prince Louis. But whether that means he met Archie at an earlier date or that he’s a 1-year-old who can’t exactly “meet” people in a proper sense, is not clear.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited their brand-new nephew at the Sussex’s Frogmore Cottage home in Windsor about a week after he was born on May 6. So, they must not have brought the kids along.
Despite the fact that Archie was 2 months old before meeting his cousins, the polo match seems like a fitting place for a first meeting. Both royal dads, Prince William and Prince Harry, played in the games and their wives, the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex, watched while looking after the children. It was a total family affair.
Fingers crossed they release a new portrait of Gan Gan Queen Elizabeth and all her great-grand babies sooner rather than later.