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.


                            Prince Charles still hasn't seen his grandson while the rest of the royal family has visited William and Kate

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. 

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. 

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge depart the Lindo Wing with their newborn son at St Mary's Hospital on April 23, 2018 in London, England. The Duchess safely delivered a boy at 11:01 am, weighing 8lbs 7oz, who will be fifth in line to the throne. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge depart the Lindo Wing with their newborn son at St Mary's Hospital on April 23, 2018 in London, England. The Duchess safely delivered a boy at 11:01 am, weighing 8lbs 7oz, who will be fifth in line to the throne. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

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. 

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge departs the Lindo Wing with her newborn son at St Mary's Hospital on April 23, 2018 in London, England. The Duchess safely delivered a boy at 11:01 am, weighing 8lbs 7oz, who will be fifth in line to the throne. (Photo by John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge departs the Lindo Wing with her newborn son at St Mary's Hospital on April 23, 2018 in London, England. The Duchess safely delivered a boy at 11:01 am, weighing 8lbs 7oz, who will be fifth in line to the throne. (Photo by John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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. 

(L-R) Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince George of Cambridge,Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Harry look out on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Colour on June 13, 2015 in London, England. . The ceremony is Queen Elizabeth II's annual birthday parade and dates back to the time of Charles II in the 17th Century when the Colours of a regiment were used as a rallying point in battle. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
(L-R) Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince George of Cambridge,Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Harry look out on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Colour on June 13, 2015 in London, England. . The ceremony is Queen Elizabeth II's annual birthday parade and dates back to the time of Charles II in the 17th Century when the Colours of a regiment were used as a rallying point in battle. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

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.