Prince William & Kate finally visited their nephew Archie Harrison on Tuesday

Britain's Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, visit North Wales

Here are some additional photos of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Wales last week. I’m choosing to use these photos because Kate came across a couple of Welsh babies and she looked like she was ready to either grab them and take them back to the palace OR perhaps take a bite out a chunky baby leg right then and there. She was truly delighted when she got to meet some babies. I bring this up because I wonder if something similar happened when William and Kate stopped by Frogmore Cottage yesterday to meet Baby Archie.

Prince William and Kate Middleton just met their newest nephew! The royal couple met baby Archie on Tuesday, a little more than a week after his birth on May 6. A palace rep confirmed to PEOPLE that the private gathering took place today, with William and Kate paying a visit to new parents Meghan Markle and Prince Harry at their Frogmore Cottage home. Earlier in the day, both Kate and Harry had royal engagements: Kate visited a secret WWII spy base in Bletchley Park, while Harry visited children in Oxford.

[From People]

My guess is that Will and Kate met up after their separate events and went to Windsor in the late afternoon to meet their nephew, Private Archie. Allowing Kate to get so close to a newborn again… yeah, as I’ve said for months now, Kate will want to be pregnant by the end of the year. Probably sooner. She loves babies. Louis is already standing and probably walking already.

As for when we’ll next see the Sussexes and Cambridges out and about together, People Mag says in all likelihood, Meghan will be in attendance at Trooping the Colour on June 8th. Kate’s always made it to Trooping the Colour, even when she was on maternity leave, and I assume Meghan will be the same – a few hours away from the baby and then she’ll be back on maternity leave.

Britain's Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, visit North Wales

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Newborough Beach

Britain's Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, visit North Wales

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  1. Seraphina says:

    Love the pics of Kate with the babies. She looks baby crazied for sure!!! I got quite the chuckle picturing her taking off with a baby!!!

    • Chaine says:

      Hahaha she would be screaming “I’m the Future Queen and I want this one, you can’t stop me!”

    • himmiefan says:

      Kate always looks the happiest around children. If the palace were smart, they’d send her mostly to things having to do with kids.

  2. Rapunzel says:

    Kate has always seemed to love kids and has always seemed good with them. I think Archie will possibly bring her closer to Meg.

    • Hope says:

      I remember in pictures from her first scouts engagement, Kate actually looked uncomfortable and I got the same feeling when she would interact with children during walkabouts. She was nice but distant. But I think having her own kids has made Kate more comfortable and relaxed around kids in general.

      • L84Tea says:

        This rings true. I am not a kid person. I was never comfortable around kids. Then I had 2 of my own. I am still not super comfortable around kids, but I am definitely better at interacting with them now.

    • MattyLove says:

      I agree. I think this will finally give them something in common that they can bond over, should they want to.

  3. DP says:

    Interacting with kids and babies are where Kate really shines. I don’t think she gets enough credit from the media for being such a great mom.
    I bet she’ll be a good Aunt too. I hope the cousins become close!

    • Becks1 says:

      LOL she gets credit constantly from the media for that.

      • Hope says:

        I agree. Her public image is almost entirely about being a mom and being praised for it.

      • MissyS. says:

        Thank you! Saint Catherine is always described as the most perfect example of motherhood. Kate gets praised endlessly for any minor achievement. She’s not suffering from bad press at all. She’s treated like deity amongst her fans.

    • Beach Dreams says:

      Omg, being a mom is the thing she’s been the most consistently praised for ever since she had George. Seriously, do people really have to make things up just to cast her as an underdog or something?

      • Nic919 says:

        It also helps as the “explanation” for her very low engagement numbers compared to the other royal moms of younger kids, like Sophie. Brandish the excuse Kate is a hands on mum and that is a shield to almost all criticism even if you point out Sophie’s higher numbers at the same point in time with her young kids.

      • Jen says:

        Yes, she continuously is. And I’m not saying she’s a bad mom by any means, but the way she is praised for being hands-on and excused from barely working despite having multiple nannies is so over the top. She practically took a month off because her kids had a school break and instead of criticism, overall got praise.

      • grace2 says:

        Yes, Jen – spot on!

    • perplexed says:

      I’ m actually beginning to think that Kate is more into babies than even Diana was. Diana always had a great rapport with children, but who would have thought that Kate would love babies this much?

      • PrincessK says:

        You are very generous and I am sorry l disagree. Doing stuff with kids is the only thing Kate’s minders have been able to figure out for her. I think that because she studied history of art, they thought that she would be a great patron of the arts . But the reality is that l probably know more about art than Kate does. One has to really be passionate about something to appear knowledgeable. I expected Kate to be an authority on the Royal Collection and provide direction on its future.

        Yes, Diana was good with kids, but because she had no qualifications she was pigeon holed into that area for years, just like Kate . One day she said, no more children initiatives, and she started getting more involved in politically sensitive stuff like HIV and landmines. She also made a point of being seen with The Economist.

        Diana worked hard to shake of her ‘shy dumb blonde one O’level’ image, and she succeeded. I am still waiting for Kate to transform and show real passion and dedication to a cause, and l really don’t think it’s children.

      • perplexed says:

        Fine, you can disagree. I’m not looking to get people to agree with me. But I do think Kate genuinely likes babies simple as an existing human being. I wasn’t talking about causes or anything to that effect.

        I also think Diana was genuinely good with kids because of her charisma. Kids, like everyone else, gravitate towards charismatic people. Her charisma was undeniable. Diana had to shake off the original image she had, but I also think that was out of necessity because of the breakdown of her marriage. I don’t expect Kate’s life to follow the same trajectory when the circumstances of her life are so radically different.

      • celialarson12 says:

        The thing is, Kate despite getting married at 29 was more child bride than Diana. This is a woman who spent her college years and her 20s playing professional girlfriend, minus the respect accorded an honoured girlfriend. Kate had basically no career or job, she was/is not well travelled, there are hardly any records of her hanging out with her girlfriends…. There was no room in Kate`s life for personal development as an individual. Her to hang out with crowd, were all William`s friends. This is a girl whose man never once in their dating years acknowledged her as his girlfriend. This is a girl whose man efter he had dumped her, was photographed with an arm around anotherwoman clutching the woman`s breast and rumoured to have jumped on a table shouting ” I am free “. Yes I have followed them since their college days, thru the days they used to be photographed coming out of Whisky MIst while drunk. The uttermost question most of us used to ask ourselves was ” What is Kate Middleton and Prince William`s relationship about? “. To cut it short, the body language in the dating years was odd.

        Cue Kate becoming a royal bride……. the courtiers ” What is she good at ? ” Being available and pleasing to a man…and waiting. What ? There is a state visit. Where do you sit this child bride….. !!!!? How will she be able to carry a conversation with the other guests? So no attending state banquets for Kate and William for the first 4 years.

        Now Kate has children and she suddenly has an identity … a mother. She can hold a conversation about children. No awkward silence about what to talk about. No wonder Kate has appeared more confident as the children have come.

    • greta says:

      Lol!!! We see what she wants us to see and while the cameras are rolling. We see a snippet of what she does on a typical day and only what’s captured by the cameras. it’s not like she has a regular 9-5 job and is filmed all day long carrying out her responsibilities. She shows up to an engagement, interacts with people and leaves. Pretty easy to look enthusiastic for such a short period of time.

      • Shannon says:

        The same could really be said for literally any of the royals, or any celebrity in general.

      • greta says:

        No, I think Anne, Diana, Sophie and Meghan are cut from a different cloth and are genuine and passionate about their causes. Each of them has demonstrated over and over again that they do more than merely show up for the photo op .

  4. Lunde says:

    LOL with the “finally” – 8 WHOLE DAYS

    Grandpa Charles hasn’t met the baby either has he?

    • Anastasia says:

      You’re making me wonder what George and Charlotte call Charles. Gramps? Grampie? Grandfather? Sir? My Lord?

      Ok I found several sources saying they call him “Grandpa Wales.”

      And they call the Queen “Gan Gan.”

    • Carolind says:

      Charles has had engagements every single day since the baby was born. Even at the weekend he was out somewhere on Sunday and I think had a meeting with the governor of the Bank of England at Highgrove on Saturday.

      My inlaws, who lived 250 miles away but fit and healthy, retired, holidayed a lot, did not meet my daughter until they came for her christening when she was three months old.

  5. xdanix says:

    I don’t really think I’d say they “finally” met- little Archie is only a week old! I know everything around the 4 (or, really, as I see it, just the brothers) meeting at the moment seems to be all dramatic and everything, but I know every new mother I’ve known hasn’t actually WANTED to be descended upon by people in the first few days, no matter how loved or well- meaning they were. And those were not Meghan, who had the WORLD’s interest in her first baby, and introducing him to the world and the Queen and the DofE, to worry about too.

    • Esmom says:

      I don’t know, I think it’s pretty common for immediate family to meet a new baby, especially a first one, right away, even at the hospital. I wouldn’t have been surprised if William and Kate had gone to see Archie on Day One, as many siblings of new parents would do the same, I think.

      • Rapunzel says:

        IDK, I think it depends on the parents. My sis just had her first, and while my parents and I saw the baby the next day (and mom was in the delivery room), my sis went home day 3 and didn’t want visitors. Many family members didn’t see the baby till a week. Too much germs is risky anyway that first week anyhow. Plus the baby isn’t really awake. It’s NBD to me.

      • Esmom says:

        Rapunzel, Yes, very true. No judgement either way, just making an observation. I know I preferred not to have anyone come to the hospital but my parents and sister did anyway, lol. I did firmly draw the line, though, about no one in the delivery room except my husband.

      • xdanix says:

        @Esmom I mean, I just don’t think a week is long enough to classify as “finally”? And I’m not saying immediate family DON’T visit right away. I know that it’s plenty common. I’m saying the new moms I’ve known didn’t particularly WANT them to- one in particular, as much as she loved her family, I remember her telling me she was just WISHING they would go and give her some days to just be (her family did descend pretty much right away.) I’ve always been really mindful of respecting that and being aware someone might feel that way since.

        And as for being there day one, were Kate and Meghan super close, or were things all hunky-dory between Harry and William the last while, um, maybe? But maybe not. M&H might have just wanted that time. And while I think the women get on just fine (I’ve never bought into the “feud”) I don’t think that they’re best friends or the first person either one would turn to either, and H&W haven’t exactly been super-close and living out of each other’s pockets lately.

        Anyway, even if things had been great all this time, like I said, M&H might have just wanted the first few days without too many people. Meghan has had Harry and her mom with her and Archie, and they may have been all she really wanted or needed for the first little while. Seeing as plenty of women feel that way WITHOUT the world having any interest in their pregnancy or baby, I would totally get it if that was how they wanted to do things.

      • minx says:

        It’s the parents’ call, I doubt that Harry and Meghan asked them to come and they refused (I’m not saying that’s what you said). Seems like W & K probably waited for the signal.

      • Amelie says:

        I’m pretty sure Harry did not go to the Lindo Wing when George was born? I remember seeing Kate’s family go in along with Pippa and Charles and Camilla for the first birth. But I think for Charlotte and Louis it was just Kate and William. I think it’s fine William and Kate weren’t wherever Meghan gave birth or did not see the baby until a week later. It’s not that uncommon.

    • Shannie says:

      Yes, I agree this is not a long time at all. Especially since Meghan had a home birth or returned home almost immediately after the birth.
      With my first, I stayed at the clinic for two days and we had a lot of visitors (first baby in a long time for a lot of family and friends). Some of them said they would visit once we were home so as not to disturb, but that was actually terrible for me. At the clinic, you do not have any worries other than the baby. At home, nevermind how understanding people may be, you always feel responsible for having something to drink or to have a tidy place to receive visitors.
      With my other two kids, I made sure everyone knew that we would receive visits at the clinic, but we would not be receiving nobody at home after a couple of months had passed and we had an established routine. I don’t know how can any new mom go without the recovery period at the clinic!

  6. Becks1 says:

    I’m glad they met him; a week to wait to meet your nephew doesn’t strike me as weird as I said in the other post about this.

    Kate definitely looks like she wants those babies, lol. I do think she is going to have another, but that will probably be the last one.

    • Mellie says:

      Agree…my sister-in-law didn’t see my first born for a week or so after her birth because she lived in another town. It’s really ok!

    • himmiefan says:

      I agree. Give the new family a chance to settle down. I just wonder, though, if the public needs to know who saw the baby when. That just crosses a line in my book.

    • celialarson12 says:

      I am curious what details the Cambridges are going to leak about this visit. Everytime the Cambridges and the Sussexes are involved in a private family gathering, we always get some leakage. Remember Sandringham during christmas. Kate and Meghan playing scrabble, who did what during the hunt. Why did we even have to know the specific time the Cambridges were visiting?

  7. Cidy says:

    Kate loves babies LOL I love it so much. Because I think those are the faces I make when I see a lil chunky baby. I’m glad they finally got to meet the new baby, he will be up and playing with his cousins in no time.

  8. Mego says:

    “Private Archie” 😄 good one.

    Kate should, instead of having another baby who only stays a baby for a year, channel that love into some kind of outreach/charity endeavour. She could regularly surround herself with babies if she wanted to.

    • MeghanNotMarkle says:

      She could go rock babies in the NICU to bring awareness to all kinds of issues affecting antenatal women and newborn babies.

  9. Sam Louise says:

    “Private Archie”. That’s brilliant!! That should be the new name we all use for him. :)

  10. Anastasia says:

    I mean, chonky baby legs ARE irresistible AND delicious. I can’t blame her there! ;)

  11. shells_bells says:

    UGH… Did anyone see the Us Weekly Cover? So obnoxious. Allegedly Meghan didn’t even let Kate hold the baby and W & K were only there for 5 minutes *eye roll*

  12. LW says:

    I don’t think the one week wait is weird at all. Kate has babies, she gets it. Everyone descended on me immediately after having my boys EXCEPT my very good friend who happened to have three little ones. She kept in text contact and checked in with me, but said “I’ll come see you in a week when you’re more settled and everything has calmed down”. And I loved her for it!!

  13. FluffyPrincess says:

    Kate is so cute with kids. And she just wants to kiss and hug all the babies, it’s really cute.

    Honestly, she should get all the baby charities, she seems to enjoy them a great deal.

    I don’t think she’ll have another baby. . . Wasn’t P. Louis kind of frowned upon by the gen. pub. to have another royal to support? Do you think #4 would go over well?

    • Ellie says:

      Honestly I’ve never seen any criticism over Kate having a 3rd, only on here/other gossip sites and perhaps the Daily Mail in bringing it up as an issue because of ‘normal’ parents only having benefits for the first 2 kids. In reality though the Average British person and those interested in the monarchy don’t care if Kate had another child or not. Yes, benefits are not possible for more than 2 children but *plenty* of people are still willing to have more than 2 kids. One of my relatives is having her 3rd, I have a friend at work who had her 5th recently, many of my young students also come from families with more than 2 children (and counting), and so on. It’s really not even an issue if Kate has 2 or 4 children.

      Personally I don’t think she will due to the sickness she gets early on and the feeling that Louis is likely to be her last, 3/3 just like she grew up with. But who knows I could be surprised and she will get pregnant this year…

      • FluffyPrincess says:

        I think she’ll keep it at 3 like her family growing up. Besides with Baby Archie, and I bet Pippa has another baby sometime soon, then Meghan will probably get pregnant again next year. . .that’s three babies in her close family that she could get all “broody” over and love on.

        I think she would consider another one, but I think William would NOT. He seems a bit “overwhelmed” at times by his three children, I think a fourth would be too much for him.

        I know the Queen has 4, but they are spaced out by a great deal. Charles and Anne and then Andrew 10 years later, and then another 4 for Edward. William would have 4 children under the age of 7, and that seems like a lot for him to handle.

  14. JanetFerber says:

    I think it would be great if Kate demanded to see the babies still in cages in the U.S. due to President Trump’s orders. There is a very tight lid on this story and NO PICTURES that I have ever seen. It is the world’s right to see this horrible, blatant abuse of human rights. Why haven’t journalists forced their way in? It’s like a frigging Gulag for babies. Yes, Kate isn’t an American, but I think this is something Diana might have done, to raise public awareness. Even speaking about it would be good.

  15. Casey20 says:

    It’s obvious that several of you haven’t followed Kate through the years. Kate has gotten more comfortable with children as she has had children of her own. Which is pretty normal, IMO. She looks like she’s enjoying the babies in the photo. Now the visit to see Archie…I bet Kate was happy for Harry and wanted to hold the baby but kept a respectful distance from Meghan. I really don’t care what the A-hole William said or did. IMO, he’s a party to all the harassment, bullying and Racism toward Meghan. One can only hope that the Cambridge children and Archie will develop loving relationships toward one another despite the current situation with the Adults.

    • Ellie says:

      Your point about William just contradicts the one before @Casey, why would Kate stay away from Meghan when the fued is supposedly between the men? You claim it’s all William… but then it has to be Kate who stays away from them. That’s unlikely, when if it had been ‘William’s fault’ in the first place Kate wouldn’t be acting any different. That was all entirely your opinion only.

      • Casey20 says:

        E!!ie, everything I write is my opinion. I don’t know what happened when they met, I wasn’t there! I’m just giving my take on what I think happened. Anyway, IMO, Kate and Meghan aren’t friends. They just happen to be married to brothers and into Royalty. My statement about Kate staying a respectful distance is because of that…she’s there because she cares for Harry and is probably genuinely happy that he’s a dad. It’s not a slight against Kate. I just don’t think she and Meghan have a relationship, but they are friendly to each other for Harry. William, the A-hole, probably had to be convinced to go by Kate or something like that….all of this IMO

      • Nic919 says:

        Kate rarely crosses William so even if she wanted to see the baby, if William wasn’t into it then it wouldn’t happen. She might like babies but she has always put William and his wants above everyone else and that’s how he likes it.

  16. PrincessK says:

    W & K would have faced Doria, knowing that she knows what her daughter has been put through, partly because of the shenanigans coming out of KP. I have no doubt that Doria was very polite and nice to them.