When Meghan Markle gave birth to her and Prince Harry’s son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, several people stopped by to meet the baby.
But some of the family’s nearest and dearest didn’t meet the baby boy until weeks after his May 6 arrival. For example, Archie’s cousins — Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis — reportedly didn’t meet him until recently.
They didn’t meet Archie until July
Remember when the Sussexes and the Cambridges got together to watch the polo match between Prince Harry and Prince William on July 10? That was reportedly the first time the Cambridge kids got to meet baby Archie.
“[The polo match] was the first time that Charlotte and George had actually met Archie,” royal correspondent Emily Andrews told Yahoo’s Royal Box. “They hadn’t actually met him for two months, so that polo match was lovely.”’
Prince William and Kate Middleton, however, had already met their nephew. They traveled to Windsor on May 14 to meet the newborn. Ahead of the visit, William said, “We’re absolutely thrilled and look forward to seeing them in the next few days.” He also joked that he was “very glad and pleased to welcome my brother into the sleep deprivation society that is parenting.”
“Yes Kate and Will had been there to see Archie at Frogmore Cottage, but they hadn’t taken their children with them,” Andrews continued. “So that was the moment at the polo match where all three of the Cambridge kids got to meet Archie.”
Was the polo match part of a PR stunt?
Markle and Middleton have recently made several high-profile appearances together, including the polo match and Wimbledon. Naturally, the outings have quieted rumors that the two are feuding. But is it all a PR stunt? Sources seem to think so.
Royal expert Katie Nicholl told Entertainment Tonight that the appearances “hopefully put to rest the rumors that Kate and Meghan don’t get along because they certainly look like two duchesses who had plenty in common.”
Nicholl added: “There have been two major circumstances, which are very calculated and deliberate efforts to [kill feud rumors]. We saw it at the polo match where William and Harry were obviously playing together. We hadn’t expected the duchesses to turn up with their children.”
“The fact that they did is a wonderful treat for royal watchers,” she continued. “But I think those candid pictures were quite deliberately intended to snuff out those [feud rumors] between the foursome. And you saw them all very close, very happy, very comfortable with each other.”
Body language experts have pushed back on feud rumors
Body language expert Blanca Cobb pointed to the duchesses’ behavior at Wimbledon, telling Cosmopolitan, “There was no evidence of a feud at the event.” Cobb added that “Meghan and Kate were enjoying each other’s company.”
Cobb further analyzed photos taken at the tournament, noting that one showed them leaning toward each other. She said that shows “there’s a level of comfort between them.” Cobb continued, “Even though they’re not talking, they’re still enjoying each other’s company.”
You be the judge of whether there’s a feud or not. We’ll be here hoping that we see photos of a playdate between baby Archie and the Cambridge kids soon.
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