Princess Charlotte finally met her uncle -- Prince Harry! The 30-year-old brother of Prince William was absent for his niece’s birth, but he used his free time to visit her for the first time over the weekend.
People magazine confirmed Prince Harry paid a visit to Amner Hall, the Sandringham home of Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton. Although the royal family initially went to Kensington Palace after the May 2 birth of Princess Charlotte, they moved to the 10-bedroom Norfolk estate a couple of days later.
Insiders told the U.K.’s Mirror newspaper Prince Harry arrived Friday. He was out of town at the time of Prince Charlotte’s birth, spending four weeks with the Australian Defense Force. After his Australian tour, he spent eight days in New Zealand. Despite his absence, Prince Harry has been very vocal about his excitement over meeting his niece.
“She is absolutely beautiful,” Harry said (via Kensington Palace). “I can’t wait to meet her.”
People magazine reported Prince Harry’s visit with his niece will be a short one. He’s expected to leave the grounds Sunday to play in a charity polo match. The game will benefit Centrepoint and WellChild.
While Prince Harry won’t be staying, Kate Middleton’s mother, Carole Middleton, has reportedly played a big role in helping out her daughter with her two children. According to the Daily Mail, Carole Middleton has been on hand at Amner Hall to assist the family in transitioning from one to two childrean.