Grandparenthood doesn’t keep Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, from royal duties

(Note: This file has been updated at 1:15 p.m.)

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall made a visit to the Lindo Wing this afternoon to meet Prince Charles’ grandson. Not surprising that the new grandparent only lasted a little longer than 24 hours before meeting Baby Cambridge.


Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall leave the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital the day after Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to a baby boy, in London July 23, 2013.(Stefan Wermuth/Reuters)

The Prince of Wales released a statement shortly after the royal announcement finally came at 8:30 p.m. EDT Monday night, saying that he couldn’t wait to meet the 8 lb, 6 oz baby boy.

“Both my wife and I are overjoyed at the arrival of my first grandchild. It is an incredibly special moment for William and Catherine and we are so thrilled for them on the birth of their baby boy.

Grandparenthood is a unique moment in anyone’s life, as countless kind people have told me in recent months, so I am enormously proud and happy to be a grandfather for the first time and we are eagerly looking forward to seeing the baby in the near future.”

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, also shared her excitement through an official tweet posted on the Clarence House account.

 

But what’s a royal grandparent to do as he waits for Will and Kate to leave the Lindo wing?Why continue his royal duties of course. 

According to their official calendar, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall spent the morning in Yorkshire visiting the Uncleby Education Centre. En route to the education center they made brief stops in Bugthorpe “…to meet residents of Bugthorpe and the surrounding villages.”

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Veronica Toney is a writer and digital editor at The Washington Post.
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