The Queen meets baby Charlotte for the first time, and the new princess' birth is registered!

It’s been a big few days for the new Princess, but now the hype has quietened down a bit, it was the right time for her great grandmother to visit.

Queen Elizabeth II has visited her new great granddaughter for the first time at Kensington Palace. The 89-year-old was away for the weekend in Norfolk and The Guardian reports she stayed for little more than half an hour to see the fourth in line to the throne.

The monarch was spotted in the car on the way to the residence of her grandson William and his wife Kate, and she was wearing a purple pullover jumper, a nice reprieve from her usual matching blouse and skirt combo.

News also this morning reveals that the birth of Charlotte Elizabeth Diana was officially registered:

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Westminster city council’s deputy registrar Alison Cathcart travelled to the royal couple’s home to witness the signing of the register.

A skim of the certificate will show that Will and Kate have their occupations described as Prince and Princess of the United Kingdom, although the Duke is an air ambulance pilot. He is expected to take six weeks’ unpaid paternity leave, before returning to work. For the meantime, the family are off to their Anmer Hall, on the Queen’s Sandringham estate.