Some royals still haven’t met baby Archie Harrison. Picture: AFP
Some royals still haven’t met baby Archie Harrison. Picture: AFP

Real reason royals haven’t met Archie

Prince William and Kate Middleton have finally met royal baby Archie Harrison but the same can't be said for the newborn's cousins.

The palace would not confirm whether the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis were also present and it's believed that the children haven't met the new addition to the family, Hello magazine reports.

Kate and William reportedly arrived separately at Meghan and Harry's Windsor home, Frogmore Cottage, after appearing at royal engagements during the day.

Wearing a spotty blue dress by Alessandra Rich, Kate turned heads in Bletchley Park, while William had been in London.

 

 

Spot the dress! Kate wore the same Alessandra Rich dress that Meghan Markle’s BFF Jesscia Mulroney wore to the royal wedding last May. Picture: MATRIX
Spot the dress! Kate wore the same Alessandra Rich dress that Meghan Markle’s BFF Jesscia Mulroney wore to the royal wedding last May. Picture: MATRIX

British tabloid Hello reported that the conflicting schedules meant William and Kate didn't bring their three children to meet their new cousin Archie, as it "would have been too late" and past their bedtimes.

The fact that it took William and Kate nearly a week to visit Harry and Meghan after Arhcie's birth has raised eyebrows, amid reports of tension between the royal couples.

Prince Charles and Camilla still haven't met the baby either, as were in Germany for a four-day tour.

 

 

Prince Harry also had a busy day. He visited the Oxford Children's Hospital. Picture: MATRIX
Prince Harry also had a busy day. He visited the Oxford Children's Hospital. Picture: MATRIX

But Harry, 34, and Meghan, 37, introduced Archie to the Queen and Prince Philip last week, on the same day the family showed him off to the world.

Meantime, Meghan's close friend Jessica Mulroney has teased travel plans on social media, with the stylist expected to travel from Toronto to London to visit the Duchess of Sussex.

 

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry showed off their newborn son Arhcie at Windsor Castle a week ago. Picture: Getty Images
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry showed off their newborn son Arhcie at Windsor Castle a week ago. Picture: Getty Images

Mulroney is a close friend of Meghan's, having co-organised her New York baby shower.

Meantime, it has emerged US journalist Gayle King - who is also one of Meghan's personal friends - had a private meeting with Meghan and Prince Harry days before Meghan gave birth last week.

Though the private meeting was not filmed, King has made a documentary about the couple, Meghan and Harry Plus One, due to air in the US this week.

Page Six reports that King - who also attended Meghan's baby shower in February - visited the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Frogmore Cottage.

A source said that the couple has not given interviews or participated in any official capacity for King's TV special.

Meantime, the royal couple has reportedly not yet hired a nanny, chef or team to help with baby Archie - instead, they're said to be "relying" on assistance from the Duchess of Sussex's mother, Doria Ragland.

Harry and Meghan are using a "scaled down" staff, with Los Angeles-based Doria, 62, now staying with the couple.

A source told Grazia UK that Doria has been "indispensable" with helping the new parents, after baby Archie was born last week.

"They don't yet have a nanny or a team of staff and there's no chef," the source said, according to Grazia.

"Doria has been helping out, she has been indispensable."


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