The Queen will become the first member of the royal family to meet the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s newborn son today.
The proud new parents will take their son to see the 93-year-old monarch at Windsor Castle this afternoon, palace sources have confirmed.
The baby is seventh-in-line to the British throne and her eighth great-grandchild.
Her Majesty is currently in Berkshire for one of her favourite events of the year, the Royal Windsor Horse Show which is taking place in the castle grounds today.
But she will take a break from the festivities to meet the two-day-old boy, who remains with his parents at their home in Frogmore Cottage, near the Queen’s Windsor Castle residence.
Despite the wind and rain in Windsor today, the Queen beamed as she watched the horse show ahead of seeing her great-grandson.
The world has yet to be introduced to Baby Sussex, who was born under a veil of secrecy in a meticulously-planned operation by his parents.
Meghan went to hospital in a cloak-and-dagger operation and the couple have thus far denied well-wishers any sightings of the new mother or their baby – though they will pose for photos later on today.
The Queen is in Berkshire today for the Royal Windsor Horse Show (pictured this morning)
The 93-year-old monarch (seen today at the horse show), is set to meet her eight grandchild later today
The world will catch its first glimpse of Harry and Meghan’s newborn later when the baby is expected to attend his first photocall.
Her Majesty was pictured this morning enjoying the horse show, wrapped up against the wind and rain as she watched the annual event.
The Queen was quizzed about the latest addition to the family on Tuesday by the former prime minister of Canada, Jean Chretien.
‘Life is good for Your Majesty?’ Mr Chretien asked. The smiling Queen replied: ‘Yes, thank you.’
‘Congratulations. Another great-grandchild!’ he added.
The Queen replied happily: ‘Yes, I know.’
She was then asked ‘How many of them have you got now?’ before replying ‘Eight’.
Mr Chretien quipped: ‘You beat me by one.’
Buckingham Palace said on Monday that the Queen and the duke were ‘delighted’ to hear of the baby’s birth.
The newborn is the seventh-in-line to the British throne and the eighth great-grandchild of the 93-year-old Queen (pictured today at the Royal Windsor Horse Show)