Prince Charles still hasn't seen his grandson while the rest of the royal family has visited William and Kate
Interestingly, however, the Prince of Wales was flown to Scotland from France, where he was in attendance at a First World War centenary service when the royal baby was born.
When Prince William and Kate Middleton's third baby was born, Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall released a statement saying, "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." But even as Charles expressed his "great joy" at the birth of William's son, it has been reported that the baby's grandfather hasn't paid a visit yet.
The Prince of Wales has released a statement following the birth of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s third child.— Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) April 24, 2018
HRH said: “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.” pic.twitter.com/fZmsd72yeX
According to reports, Charles and Camilla couldn't visit the new parents because they're currently vacationing in Scotland and he couldn't fly down to London immediately. Interestingly, however, the Prince of Wales was flown to Scotland from France, where he was in attendance at a First World War centenary service when the royal baby was born on Monday, April 23rd. The royal couple flew to Birkhall in Scotland via a private plane arranged by the Australian Government.
While it is understood that Charles is arranging his travel to London after his grandson's birth, it's not yet clear why he didn't fly to London instead. In the past, the first-in-line to the throne is rumored to have complained about the lack of grandfather-kids time. Charles' disappointment is believed to stem from the fact that Kate's parents, the Middletons, get to spend more time with her children, Daily Mail reported.
Nevertheless, sources said that Kate's parents pretty much live retired lives and are better able to be present while taking care of Prince George and Princess Charlotte. The young prince and princess reportedly make several trips to Kate's hometown of Bucklebury where they collect eggs from chickens and play in the Middletons' 18-acre property. Meanwhile, Charles has up to 600 work commitments and has to travel extensively.
Although Charles hasn't seen his grandchild, he isn't the only one. The Queen hasn't met William's third baby either, named Louis Arthur Charles. She is currently in Windsor where the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip is recovering from a hip surgery. Other members of the royal family, including Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice have seen the baby. Kate's family too has been visited after the third baby's birth.