Archie is almost three months old, and you might assume that he’s already grown tired of his big cousin Prince George calling him “NAPA” (Not-A-Prince Archie) or watching Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis steal all his expensive baby blankets to build a fort. He could be, but it might have taken less time to get there than we all knew. Because according to a royal expert, Archie only met his cousins two weeks ago.
“It was interesting that Polo match because it was the first time that Charlotte and George had actually met Archie, they hadn’t met him for two months so that was lovely. Kate and William had been to see Archie at Frogmore Cottage but they hadn’t taken their children with them, so that was the moment at the polo match where all three of the Cambridge kids got to meet Archie.”
This is the polo match in question. It appears as though Archie got to view his cousins for the first time from the safety of his mom’s arms. I feel kind of bad for George and Charlotte. Much like a toothless birthday picture, a clumsy picture of you trying to hold your baby cousin and support his neck with your grubby hands while your aunt looks on in shock is a childhood rite of passage.
— Rookie (@royalfocus1) July 10, 2019
So when we learned that Duchess Kate and Prince William finally got around to meeting their nephew a little over a week after his birth, they went sans kids. It’s probably for the best, to be honest. I recently took my baby to meet a newborn, and all my baby wanted to do was try to gum on the newborn’s feet. She’s got more than enough chew toys at home, but apparently tiny toes fresh from the womb were calling her name.
But those are just two regular ol’ babies. If Louis tried to gum on his new baby cousin’s foot, it would be nothing but trouble. Because you know newborn Archie was wearing some ultra-posh dry clean only cashmere footie sleeper that would get warped and damaged by baby spit, which would cause even more drama between the Sussexes and Cambridges. Can you even imagine the headlines? The Daily Mail would have paid top dollar for a picture of that footie sleeper hanging out of a trash bin.