Ever since his arrival into the world on Monday morning, newly-named royal baby Prince Louis Arthur Charles has been treated to a string of family visitors at his Kensington Palace home.
First up to meet the new bundle of joy was auntie Pippa Middleton, and grandmother Carole Middleton, Catherine’s mum and sister.
Princess Eugenie has also made the trip to visit her newborn cousin, seen driving out of the palace on Tuesday.
It’s also thought that auntie and uncle Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will have popped over to see baby Louis, living just a short walk away from the Cambridge’s Apartment 1A.
But one important visitor has as yet been unable to meet his new grandson – Prince Charles. So why is he yet to meet the fifth-in-line to the throne?
The future King and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, were at their private Scottish home, Birkhall on Monday, when the Duchess gave birth.
And from there, Prince Charles was required to fulfil his already-planned royal duties, flying to France on Wednesday for an Anzac Day commemoration service.
Prince Charles arrived back in the UK on Thursday, but is still yet to travel down to London to meet the new addition to his family. The reason why is unclear.
However, it has been said by various royal reporters that a trip to meet Prince Louis is being planned – but it is not known when it will be.
It’s thought by some that Charles and Camilla may be waiting to meet the new Prince with his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. It has been reported that Catherine and William will travel to Windsor Castle over the weekend with their new baby, to see the monarch and Prince Philip. This is likely because Philip is still recovering from his recent hip operation, so is unable to travel.
There have long been reports of tension between William, Catherine, Charles and the Middletons, over how often Prince Charles gets to see his grandchildren.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte are frequent visitors to grandmother Carole and grandfather Michael’s Bucklebury mansion in Berkshire, where the pair regularly babysit.
However, Prince Charles; regular royal commitments and hectic schedule often prevent him from offering the same, hands-on care to his two – now three – grandchildren.
The Prince of Wales did offer up a heartwarming statement following the new baby’s birth on Monday however, saying he and Camilla were “so pleased” at the news.
It read, ‘We are both so pleased at the news. It is a great joy to have another grandchild, the only trouble is I don’t know how I am going to keep up with them.’