The Queen just helicoptered in to meet baby Prince Louis

And it’s fabulous.

We love to think that the royal family are just like us, and their relatable moments constantly remind us how normal they really are.

From Kate Middleton telling off a naughty Prince George at Pippa Middleton’s wedding, and the Queen avoiding a conversation by hiding behind a bush, to Harry proposing to Meghan while they were casually ‘roasting a chicken’ – the royal family are becoming more and more relatable.

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Then something happens to remind us that they are in fact the royal family after all, and by definition, don’t live a normal life – whether it’s Princess Beatrice cutting Ed Sheeran’s cheek with a sword while trying to ‘knight’ James Blunt or Princess Diana surprising her sons William and Harry with supermodels Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington and Naomi Campbell, when they got home from school.

This week’s addition is from the Queen, who proved her royal status when visiting her new great grandson this week, flying into Kensington Palace from Windsor for the meeting – by helicopter.

Yes, really. In a hilarious spectacle for the neighbours, the 92-year-old monarch helicoptered into her great grandson’s abode, stepping off after an 18-mile flight with a bouquet of flowers in-hand, to meet the fifth in line to the throne.

While the Queen has yet to speak formally about the new addition to the family, it is reported that she was one of the first people to be notified of Prince Louis’ arrival by Prince William, and the royal family twitter account released a statement following the birth to announce their joy.

‘The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and members of both families have been informed and are delighted with the news,’ read the tweet.

Any chance of an Instagram of Queen Liz and the newborn? We certainly hope so.

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