SO SAD: Why Kate said NO to George and Charlotte meeting new baby cousin, Archie

This is a surprise...

Editor / May 16 2019

Kate Middleton and Prince William have finally met their nephew, Archie Harrison,  after paying a visit to Frogmore Cottage, Windsor!

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge waited a whole week before they went to see the son of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.

But surprisingly, Kate did NOT take her own children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis with her to meet their new cousin, even though it was said they were desperate to meet their cousin.

 

 

Why?

Well, Kate travelled to Windsor from visiting a school in nearby town Milton Keynes, while William came from a United for Wildlife meeting in London.

Harry had spent the day in Oxford visiting a children’s hospital before he went home so it was late in the day when the family got together to meet little Archie.

And it’s been revealed Kate thought it was far too late for George, 5, Charlotte, 4, and baby Louis, 1, to travel up from London, and Kate refused to let them miss their bedtime.

Kate's well-known for having a very strict routine for all three children - set up by their nanny Maria Borallo - who refuses to deviate from the schedule.  These rules include having bedtime at 7pm - with no excuses.

 

NANNY MARIA BORALLO WITH PRINCESS CHARLOTTE

NANNY MARIA BORALLO WITH PRINCESS CHARLOTTE

 

The one-hour journey back and forth from Kensington Palace would have meant staying up too late on a school night for George and Charlotte.

But it does mean that Kate, Meghan, Wills and Harry could talk baby without any distractions!

Kate is thought to have put her foot down following a long discussion about meeting the royal baby and despite Charlotte and George pleading with mum and dad, they weren't allowed to see their little cousin.

However, we're sure it will happen soon - fingers crossed George and Charlotte. 

 

Frances Sheen has been a magazine and website journalist & editor for the last 20 years - both in Australia and the UK. She's appeared on countless TV and radio shows to discuss parenting and launched her own social media parenting brand. She's the mum of two little girls and juggles that with a busy working life.