September 17, 2013 06:10:14 GMT
Prince Philip has finally been able to meet his great-grandson for the first time after Prince William and wife chartered a private jet to fly the family to Scotland.
Prince Philip reportedly has cuddled Prince George for the first time since the baby's arrival almost two months ago. Prince William apparently chartered a private plane to take his wife Kate Middleton and their son to see Prince Philip on Sunday, September 15.
According to a Daily Mirror report, Prince William and his family landed at Aberdeen airport on Sunday afternoon. They later took a car to Balmoral Castle, where Prince Philip and the Queen have been residing since late July. "This was an incredible moment for Philip. He has been desperate to meet his great grandson and having the family together is really special for him," a source said.
Prince Philip was not able to meet Prince George after his arrival because he was in recovery at Sandringham following an exploratory abdominal surgery. The Queen met baby Prince George for the first time when he was brought to Kensington shortly after his birth.
According to Daily Mail, Prince William and his family will be at Balmoral for a week. The royal family is believed to take a special picture together with the little prince to commemorate the moment of three heirs to the throne, Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince George being alive at the same time.
"Everyone has been waiting for this photo to be taken, and of course the Duke of Edinburgh has been looking forward to seeing his great-grandson. It's wonderful that the family have finally got together," a source said. The last time such picture was taken was in 1894 with Queen Victoria, Edward VII, grandson George V and great grandson Edward VIII featured in the photo.