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The Queen meets William and Kate’s little Prince at Kensington Palace

The Queen has visited her newest great-grandchild at Kensington Palace this morning.

The 87-year-old monarch, who will leave for Balmoral on Friday, arrived at 11am and spent around 30 minutes with new parents Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge.

Close up picture of the new royal baby.

Close up picture of the new royal baby.

Her Majesty’s visit comes after she told guests on Tuesday night at Buckingham Palace that she was “thrilled” about the news of the latest addition to the Royal Family.

The Queen looked relaxed as she arrived in a turquoise floral dress as she was driven into Kensington Palace with her royal protection, where William, Kate and the new little Prince spent their first night out of hospital.

William and Kate have not been spotted today, although the couple’s dog was seen being taken for a walk near the palace’s grounds with a protection officer.

The first meeting would have been a joyous occasion for the Queen as she will be able to know the monarchy is secured for the next three generations with Charles, William and now the little Prince all in line for the throne.

Last week, she told children she would like the baby to arrive before she made her annual summer visit to Balmoral. “I would very much like it to arrive, I’m going on holiday,” Her Majesty said.

On Tuesday, proud parents William and Kate presented their first child to the world’s media as they left the Lindo Wing. The couple revealed they are still working on a name for the newborn, who will be titled Prince (name) of Cambridge.

“We are still working on a name so we will have that as soon as we can,” William told reporters.