The Queen’s First Sussex Baby VisitMay 8, 2019
It’s safe to say it’s been a very busy week for the royals.
As the Sussex baby finally arrived to the world on Monday there’ve been many royal related events that have drawn the attention of fans from around the world.
Aside from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, no one was more excited to meet the newborn than the Queen herself.
She has reportedly already met the royal baby, and it was a particularly poignant moment, not necessarily for the reason one would expect though.
As the Queen and Prince Phillip attended an event at Windsor Castle on Tuesday, it is thought that the Queen visited Harry and Meghan at nearby Frogmore Cottage at the same time, according to The Daily Mirror.
The visit was significant because of a very important royal tradition – their naming process.
It is understood that the Sussex couple will have a choice in whether they want to give their child a royal title, but it relies on the Queen’s approval. A potential royal title is the Earl of Dumbarton. As for the title of a ‘Prince’, it comes down to the Queen giving it the green light. The Sussexes may choose to forgo a title altogether, which isn’t unlikely given their choice to stray from other traditions such as the hospital photo call.
While we’re certain the Queen’s visit was primarily for cuddles with the newborn, there was also some business done.
During the official engagement at Windsor Castle, the monarch was also asked about her new great-grandchild, and she seemed thrilled about it.
She was reportedly “beaming” as she was congratulated on her new great-grandchild.
It’s not just the Queen that’s getting some quality time with the baby, Doria Ragland, Meghan’s mother, is also staying with the new parents at their home.
According to sources, the baby’s first night was “peaceful and emotional”, as revealed by Omid Scobie, a royal correspondent.