The Queen apparently cracked this hilarious joke when meeting Prince William for the first time

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  • And it’s savage

    The Queen is known for her sense of humour, famed for her one-liners and dry jokes.

    This it seems is no different when meeting newborns, with the Queen reportedly cracking a savage joke when meeting her grandson Prince William for the first time.

    The Monarch is often the first to meet royal babies, and her choice of words when meeting William was apparently, ‘Thank heavens he hasn’t ears like his father’.

    Yes, really.

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    The Queen plays an important role in the arrival of most royal babies, with the 93-year-old said to be the first person to be informed once one has arrived.

    Queen Elizabeth reportedly receives a call informing her that the baby has arrived and what its gender is, before anyone else is informed, with reports that she may have found out about Baby Sussex’s arrival before Meghan’s mum, Doria Ragland.

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    And the Queen’s power in terms of the royal baby doesn’t stop there, with it reported last week that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would have had to change the royal baby name if HRH didn’t approve.

    ‘The Queen has the power to say what their title is,’ Royal commentator Kate Williams explained in an interview with CNN. ‘But in the case of names, it is more of an informal conversation.’

    She continued: ‘Of course they have such respect for the Queen that if she says “I really don’t like that name,” they’d definitely take that into account.’

    The Queen’s first words to Baby Sussex, now Archie, are not yet known, but we’re sure they were lovely!

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