Here's why Prince Charles has only just met baby Archie

And it all makes sense!

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And it all makes sense!

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are officially parents, as the royal couple excitedly announced the news last week that Baby Sussex has arrived.

‘We are pleased to announce that Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their firstborn child in the early morning on May 6th, 2019. Their Royal Highnesses’ son weighs 7lbs. 3oz,’ read a statement from the couple via their Sussex Royal Instagram page.


‘The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Earl Spencer have been informed and are delighted with the news,’ a statement announced via The Royal Family twitter.

But while the Queen, Prince Philip and Doria Ragland met Baby Sussex soon after his birth, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall were a week behind, apparently only meeting the newborn today.

What stopped the royal couple meeting their grandchild? Their royal tour of Germany, with Charles and Camilla only returning recently.

‘Prince Charles and Camilla were in constant contact when they were in Germany and are so excited to spend some time with the new family,’ a source reportedly told The Mirror. ‘Prince George, 5 and Princess Charlotte, 4, have already been asking their parents when they can meet their new cousin, they are as excited as anybody.’

‘Archie’s first week at home with mum and dad was quiet, they wanted that personal space with their newborn,’ royal commentator Omid Scobie told Good Morning America earlier this week. ‘This week it’s all about the visitors, with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visiting tomorrow and the Prince of Wales visiting later this week.’

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