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Queen Elizabeth flies into London to meet Prince Louis

Her Majesty The Queen flew into Kensington Palace yesterday to meet Prince Louis for the first time.

The Queen took the 40-minute helicopter trip into London from Windsor Castle where she has been staying with Prince Philip while he recovers from his hip operation. 

Prince Louis is Queen Elizabeth’s sixth great-grandchild and third child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

While it was certain The Queen was on hand to meet Prince Louis, she was likely also celebrating Princess Charlotte’s birthday who turns three on Wednesday, 2 May.

Queen Elizabeth was seen leaving the helicopter, carrying a hand-tied bouquet of flowers before getting into a Range Rover.

On Tuesday, the Duke of Cambridge signed Prince Louis’ birth register at Kensington Palace.

Born just over a week ago, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have formally registered their newborn son’s birth from the comfort of their own home.

Prince William signed the register at Kensington Palace with a Registrar from the City of Westminster Register Office as a witness.

Prince Louis’ parents are both listed with the occupations of ‘Prince of the United Kingdom’ and ‘Princess of the United Kingdom’, once again started the debate if Kate should be referred to as Duchess or Princess.

Princess will only fall before her name if she was born into the Royal Family, such as Princess Charlotte or Princess Eugenie. Kate only adopts the title of Princess because in the UK she takes on her husband’s title.

Prince Louis was born on 23 April after the Duchess of Cambridge was admitted into the hospital in the early morning. As in the past, the Duchess had a quick labour and Prince Louis was born at 11.01 at 8lbs 7oz.

By the evening, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge appeared on the steps of the Lindo Wing with their still unnamed son.

Her Majesty The Queen was the first to be notified of the birth. From there Kensington Palace tweeted out the news and an easel with all the birth details was placed outside of Buckingham Palace before the end of the day.