Prince Harry, Queen Elizabeth Meet Royal Baby; Did They Talk Names With Kate and William?
Uncle Harry and Great Grand-Mum just met their favorite new little boy! Both Prince Harry and Queen Elizabeth met with Prince William, Kate Middleton and the two-day-old royal baby at Kensington Palace in London the morning Wednesday, July 24, the palace confirms to Us Weekly.
The Queen, 87, spent over half an hour with the Duke and Duchess, both 31, and her newest great-grandchild, who is now third in line for the British throne. Among the topics likely discussed with the current monarch? A short list of potential baby names for the future King. At the moment, oddsmakers are favoring the names "George" and "James," names which have been bestowed upon previous kings. (A late Tuesday online poll at Us, however, overwhelmingly favored the moniker "Spencer," a nod to the maiden name of the little boy's late paternal grandmother Princess Diana.)
The Palace still has no official word on that name -- or when it might be revealed. "There is no guidance at this stage on names," a rep tells Us. Debuting the baby to great fanfare outside St. Mary's Hospital Tuesday, William told reporters they were "still working on a name."
Queen Elizabeth, thankfully, gets to keep her vacation plans, and heads to her Balmoral estate on Friday. Last week, she admitted during a visit with schoolchildren she "would very much like [the baby] to arrive. I'm going on holiday."
Prince Harry's stealth appearance at Kensington Palace is a bit of a surprise; now the fourth in line to the throne, William's younger brother has been on duty with the Royal Air Force in Wattisham, Suffolk.