This is the important reason why Kate Middleton hasn't met her new nephew yet

And we kind of get it…

And we kind of get it…

The Duchess of Cambridge’s past year has undoubtedly been busier than most and she has had a lot on her plate.

Giving birth to a baby prince and introducing him to the world hours later in heels and perfect make up would be enough. But she has also had her wedding anniversary, the Queen's two birthdays and not one but two royal weddings to prepare for.

Not to mention, her sister Pippa Middleton’s pregnancy, with the 35-year-old giving birth to a baby boy just this week.

It’s hardly surprising therefore that the Duchess of Sussex and her nephew haven’t yet met.

Because, well, she’s very busy.

Since coming back from maternity leave this month, Kate has had function after function, in and out of meeting with charity initiatives, as well as looking after her three children - including a newborn.

And with Pippa still residing in the Lindo Wing where she gave birth to the currently unnamed newborn on Monday, it makes sense that Kate would wait a couple of days to pay her sister and nephew a visit.

We can't wait to see the family photos when she does - and hear the baby name!

Congratulations again to Pippa and James!

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

Jenny Proudfoot is an award-winning journalist, specialising in lifestyle, culture, entertainment, international development and politics. She has worked at Marie Claire UK for seven years, rising from intern to Features Editor and is now the most published Marie Claire writer of all time. She was made a 30 under 30 award-winner last year and named a rising star in journalism by the Professional Publishers Association.