Prince Louis Just Received a Special Visit from Queen Elizabeth II

Great grandmother to the rescue!

Updated 05/02/18

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At only ten days old, newborn royal baby Prince Louis has already had a more exciting life than most of us will ever attest to. He's decked out with an official royal title that's quite the mouthful (His Royal Highness Prince William Arthur Philip Louis Duke of Cambridge), he's been bombarded by paparazzi just hours after his birth, the Obamas want to have a pajama party with him, and he's gotten to meet Queen Elizabeth II herself (A.K.A. his Gran Gran).

The royal family matriarch, who recently celebrated her 92nd birthday, flew to Kensington Palace (in a royal helicopter, no less), to officially meet her newest great grandchild and heir to the throne. According to Reuters, the Queen had previously been stationed in Windsor Castle while Prince Philip recovers from a recent hip surgery. ABC News reports that Queen Elizabeth was spotted holding a bouquet of yellow blooms when she arrived. Considering she may or may not gift Meghan Markle and Prince Harry with their own cottage as a wedding present, she most likely had a few other gifts up her sleeve for the newest member of the family.

Prince Louis, the third child of Prince William and Kate Middleton, has also reportedly met his aunt, Pippa Middleton. Following the royal infant's arrival, Pippa, who is rumored to be with child herself, was seen leaving Kensington Palace in an all-pink look. And it seems Prince Louis's schedule is still booked with visits—according to The Sun, Prince Charles will meet his grandchild for the first time today, while also celebrating Princess Charlotte's third birthday.

The new royal family of five currently lives in Apartment 1A of Kensington Palace, with Prince Harry taking up residence on Nottingham Cottage on the palace grounds. Harry's cousin, Princess Eugenie, also reportedly moved into Ivy Cottage right next door with her fiancé, Jack Brooksbank, so it seems Louis has no shortage of on-call family babysitters.

Although Prince Louis has had plenty of family meet and greets, he'll most likely get a break during Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's May 19 wedding. The royal infant will be about four weeks old by the time the couple walks down the aisle, but Robin Jacobson, pediatrician at NYU Langone Pediatric Associates at Irving Place, warned that exposing infants to large crowds before they're two months old can increase their chances of getting sick. Maybe Louis will get to make an appearance at Princess Eugenie's October wedding, instead.

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