The British royal family is not touching. As reported by Vanity Fair Queen Elizabeth met Prince Louis. She apparently could not wait any longer than she had already met her sixth grandchild, so she went to Kensington Palace where Prince William and Kate Middleton live on Tuesday afternoon. Guess what? Reuters reports Queen Elizabeth flew in a helicopter from Windsor Castle to Kensington Palace because she is the queen and can do whatever she wants. (By the way, Google Maps says it would only take about 40 minutes to run.)
Sources told Vanity Fair The queen had been "very forward" to meet Louis. A royal source also told the publication: "The Queen was very keen to meet his new grand grandson and to see [Prince] George and [Princess] Charlotte, so when the Cambridges could not make it to Windsor, the Queen went to them. "
According to ABC News, the queen appeared with a small bouquet of yellow flowers. Vanity Fair reports that they were "handpicked" for Middleton.
The original plan, according to Vanity Fair was that William and Middleton visited Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip at Windsor Castle over the weekend, but for some reason the plans fell through. And Philip could not go to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge because of his recent hip surgery. He is currently in Windsor, where he recovers.
After its operation in early April, Kensington Palace released a statement that partially read: "The Duke of Edinburgh has undergone a successful hip replacement surgery. He is developing satisfactorily at this early stage." After Philip was released from the hospital on April 1
Queen Elizabeth is not the only family member who has met Louis. On April 23, HollywoodLife.com reported Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Louis. A "source of palace" told the outlet just after Louise's birth. "Harry and Meghan ended up with William and Kate's apartment very short today, just so they could meet the new [addition] and Meghan could not stop playing. She loves absolute children, and much like Harry's mother, Princess Diana, she is natural with them – the children gravitate against her. "
On April 27, Daily Express published the pictures of Carole Middleton and left her daughter and son-in-law home. It is probably safe to say that she met her second grandson. According to Vanity Fair "Carole makes sure Kate rests and does not have too many visitors. Kate made no secret that she wanted another son and she's over the moon and it's William. They love these little ones crazy newborn days with his happy bundle of joy. "
As for Prince Charles, according to ABC News, Williams father was set to meet his grandson Wednesday at Kensington Palace. The family was supposed to have a collection for Charlotte's third birthday, per Vanity Fair that some royal people were expected to attend.
Under Louise's birth, the Queen was not somewhere near St Mary's Hospital, where Middleton delivered her son. Queen Elizabeth was riding at Windsor Castle, Daily Mail reported then. In addition to the main groom Terry Pendry, the Queen traveled "her beloved black fell pony, Carltonlima Emma".
It seems like the perfect time for the Queen and Louis to meet. Some people may not understand why she waited so long, but there was no doubt that William and Middleton had their hands full of two toddlers and a newborn. Well, no one wants a ton of business right after welcoming another baby a week. So the Queen definitely gave them enough time to get themselves. And for ten days, apparently, as long as she could wait until she ordered shooting her helicopter and taking her to Prince Louis.