Published:  03:06 AM, 15 May 2019

Kate and William finally meet baby Archie

Kate and William finally meet baby Archie Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip met baby Archie last week. Meghan's mother Doria Ragland has been staying with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for the past few weeks. Photo: Collected

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have finally met their new nephew Archie more than a week after the baby was born.

Kate and William met Harry and Meghan's week-old son for the first time on Tuesday, MailOnline understands.Sources said the meeting would be a private affair. The baby, who is seventh in line to the throne, has already met his great-grandparents the Queen and Prince Philip, and his grandmother Doria Ragland. 

Princess Diana's older sister Lady Jane Fellowes was also among the first to meet baby Archie, according to reports.  The private meeting today is in line with the way the royal birth was handled - with Harry and Meghan not posing for pictures until two days after the boy was born.

The royal couple have also not confirmed where Meghan gave birth. Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall are also yet to meet one-week-old Archie. At an event earlier Kate was presented with owl, squirrel, rabbit and fox stuffed toys to give to her nephew Archie.

The Duke of Sussex has said he cannot imagine life without Archie as he revealed his newborn is keeping him up at night. Appearing on Good Morning America today, royal commentator Omid Scobie said:  'Archie's first week at home with mum and dad was quiet, they wanted that personal space with their newborn.

The private meeting today is in line with the way the royal birth was handled - with Harry and Meghan not posing for pictures until two days after the boy was born. The royal couple have also not confirmed where Meghan gave birth. Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall are also yet to meet one-week-old Archie.

At an event earlier Kate was presented with owl, squirrel, rabbit and fox stuffed toys to give to her nephew Archie. The Duke of Sussex has said he cannot imagine life without Archie as he revealed his newborn is keeping him up at night. Appearing on Good Morning America today, royal commentator Omid Scobie said:  'Archie's first week at home with mum and dad was quiet, they wanted that personal space with their newborn.

At the time, she mentioned how important she found meeting Harry's aunt, as well as Princess Diana's close friend Julia Fellowes.Meghan said: 'I think in being able to meet his aunts, I'm able to, in some way, know a part of her through them and of course through him. And it's - it's incredibly special.'

And Prince Harry and Meghan have kept Princess Diana's family closely involved with the birth of their child. Archie's birth statement noted how, alongside the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Diana's siblings Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Earl Spencer were 'delighted' by the news. 


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