Queen Elizabeth II met her first great-grandchild, the son of Prince William and Kate, duchess of Cambridge, on Wednesday.
Reports say the Queen visited the couple and the yet-unnamed son at Kensington Palace, where William and Kate are now living after leaving the hospital the day before.
She reportedly arrived in a dark-green Bentley around 11 a.m. local time and stayed for about half an hour. Though Prince William reportedly called his grandmother with news of the baby’s birth on Monday afternoon, this is the first time she has seen the baby.
The palace also confirmed that Prince Harry visited his nephew, but no one seems to have seen him come or go. (Capt. Wales, however, is a trained Apache helicopter pilot. Maybe he flew in as grandma was distracting media in her Bentley.)
The couple, with baby in tow, also drove somewhere in a black Range Rover Wednesday afternoon, according to London Daily Express royal reporter Richard Palmer, and pretty much every other media outlet camped outside the palace. Just where were the royal couple going? There is no word from Kensington Palace, but they did not appear to turn towards Kate’s parent’s home in Bucklebury, Palmer reports.
Kensington Palace will not be saying where the Cambridges are heading but they turned eastwards, not westwards towards Bucklebury.
— Richard Palmer (@RoyalReporter) July 24, 2013
Wait, no, they are at Bucklebury according to The Telegraph live blog. Or at least they appear to be. It looks like grandparents Carole and Michael Middleton will get another visit with the baby Wednesday.