Princess Charlotte: Royal baby ‘to meet Queen Elizabeth for the first time today’

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 11:51 GMT, May 5, 2015 |

Princess Charlotte is expected to meet the Queen today for the first time.

The Royal Baby  is thought to be being prepared to meet her great grandmother at Buckingham Palace three days after she was born.

The child is Queen Elizabeth’s fifth great-grandchild and has captivated the nation since being born on Saturday.

A source said the Queen would be at the palace today, having spent the weekend privately but Buckingham Palace refused to be drawn on speculation the monarch would meet the fourth in line to the throne today.

Queen Elizabeth attended a military event at Richmond Castle, North Yorkshire, on Saturday and was dressed appropriately in pink as William and Kate’s daughter was born.

The Princess, who was born overdue on May 2 at 8.34am, weighing 8lbs 3oz, is fourth in line to the throne.

William and Kate have recognized the Queen and the Duke’s mother Diana, Princess of Wales, as their daughter’s full name is Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.

Other members of the family have already met the new addition, including her grandfather the Prince of Wales and his wife Camilla and Kate’s mother Carole Middleton.

Prince Harry, speaking from Australia where he has been working with the country’s armed forces, described his niece as “absolutely beautiful” and said he could not wait to meet her.