Queen Elizabeth II meets Prince Louis for the first time: Pics

A warm welcome to the family! Queen Elizabeth II met her new great-grandson Prince Louis for the first time on Monday, April 30.

The monarch traveled in style, arriving at Kensington Palace via helicopter. She was photographed wearing a pink top, navy puffer vest, plaid skirt and floral head scarf. The queen, 92, carried a small bouquet of yellow and white flowers in her hand, presumably a gift for new parents Duchess Kate, 36, and Prince William, 35. A car was waiting to transport Queen Elizabeth to the newborn.

The Queen arrives at Kensington Palace by helicopter to meet Prince Louis for the first time on April 30, 2018.
The Queen arrives at Kensington Palace by helicopter to meet Prince Louis for the first time on April 30, 2018.W8Media/MEGA
The Queen arrives at Kensington Palace by helicopter to meet Prince Louis for the first time on April 30, 2018.
The Queen arrives at Kensington Palace by helicopter to meet Prince Louis for the first time on April 30, 2018.W8Media/MEGA

Prince Philip was noticeably absent from the voyage. The 96-year-old returned home to recuperate from hip replacement surgery on April 13. He was admitted to the hospital on April 3 after backing out of several engagements.

“The Duke will continue his recovery at Windsor,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement on April 13. “His Royal Highness would like to convey his appreciation for the messages of good wishes he has received.”

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Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (L) and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge show their newly-born son, their third child, to the media outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in central London, on April 23, 2018. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 23: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke 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 son at 11:01 am, weighing 8lbs 7oz, who will be fifth in line to the throne. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 23: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke 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 Samir Hussein/WireImage)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their newborn son outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London. (Photo by John Stillwell/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 23: 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 Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge holds her newly-born son as he's presented to the press outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in central London, on April 23, 2018. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge show their newly-born son, their third child, to the media outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in central London, on April 23, 2018. Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP 
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge show their newly-born son, their third child, to the media outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in central London, on April 23, 2018. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) 
The newborn son of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge as they depart the Lindo Wing 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)
The newborn son of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge as they depart the Lindo Wing 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)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge show their newly-born son, their third child, to the media outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in central London, on April 23, 2018. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) 
The Duchess of Cambridge with her newborn son outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London. (Photo by John Stillwell/PA Images via Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge show their newly-born son, their third child, to the media outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in central London, on April 23, 2018. (Photo by Isabel INFANTES / AFP)
The Duchess of Cambridge and her newborn son outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski/PA Images via Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge show their newly-born son, their third child, to the media outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in central London, on April 23, 2018. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP) (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (R) show their newly-born son, their third child, to the media outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in central London, on April 23, 2018. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP) 
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke 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 son at 11:01 am, weighing 8lbs 7oz, who will be fifth in line to the throne. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/ WireImage)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke 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 son at 11:01 am, weighing 8lbs 7oz, who will be fifth in line to the throne. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/ WireImage)
Britain's Prince William arrives at the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital with his children Prince George and Princess Charlotte after his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to a son, in London, April 23, 2018. (REUTERS/Henry Nicholls)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 23: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge arrives with Prince George and Princess Charlotte at the Lindo Wing after Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to their 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 Steve Back/Getty Images)
Princess Charlotte of Cambridge (L) turns to wave at the media as she is led in with her brother Prince George of Cambridge (R) by their father Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, (C) at the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in central London, on April 23, 2018, to visit Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and their new-born brother, the Duke and Duchess's third child. - Kate, the wife of Britain's Prince William, has given birth to a baby son, Kensington Palace announced Monday. 'Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 11:01 (1001 GMT),' the palace said in a statement. The baby boy weighs eight pounds and seven ounces (3.8 kilogrammes). (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP) (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 23: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte arrive with Prince George at the Lindo Wing after the birth of his third child on April 23, 2018 in London, England. The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a boy at 11:01 BST, weighing 8lb 7oz. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 23: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive at the Lindo Wing after the birth of his third child on April 23, 2018 in London, England. The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a boy at 11:01 BST, weighing 8lb 7oz. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
Princess Charlotte of Cambridge (L) turns to wave at the media as she is led in with her brother Prince George of Cambridge (R) by their father Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, (C) at the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in central London, on April 23, 2018, to visit Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and their new-born brother, the Duke and Duchess's third child. - Kate, the wife of Britain's Prince William, has given birth to a baby son, Kensington Palace announced Monday. 'Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 11:01 (1001 GMT),' the palace said in a statement. The baby boy weighs eight pounds and seven ounces (3.8 kilogrammes). (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP) (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 23: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge arrives with Prince George and Princess Charlotte at the Lindo Wing after Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to their 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)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, gives a wave as he leaves the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in central London, on April 23, 2018, after his wife Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to a son, their third child. - Kate, the wife of Britain's Prince William, has given birth to a baby son, Kensington Palace announced Monday. 'Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 11:01 (1001 GMT),' the palace said in a statement. The baby boy weighs eight pounds and seven ounces (3.8 kilogrammes). (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP) (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, gives a wave as he leaves the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in central London, on April 23, 2018, after his wife Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to a son, their third child. - Kate, the wife of Britain's Prince William, has given birth to a baby son, Kensington Palace announced Monday. 'Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 11:01 (1001 GMT),' the palace said in a statement. The baby boy weighs eight pounds and seven ounces (3.8 kilogrammes). (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP) (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, gives a wave as he leaves the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in central London, on April 23, 2018, after his wife Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to a son, their third child. - Kate, the wife of Britain's Prince William, has given birth to a baby son, Kensington Palace announced Monday. 'Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 11:01 (1001 GMT),' the palace said in a statement. The baby boy weighs eight pounds and seven ounces (3.8 kilogrammes). (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP) (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, gives a wave as he leaves the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in central London, on April 23, 2018, after his wife Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to a son, their third child. - Kate, the wife of Britain's Prince William, has given birth to a baby son, Kensington Palace announced Monday. 'Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 11:01 (1001 GMT),' the palace said in a statement. The baby boy weighs eight pounds and seven ounces (3.8 kilogrammes). (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP) (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, gives a wave as he leaves the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in central London, on April 23, 2018, after his wife Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to a son, their third child. - Kate, the wife of Britain's Prince William, has given birth to a baby son, Kensington Palace announced Monday. 'Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 11:01 (1001 GMT),' the palace said in a statement. The baby boy weighs eight pounds and seven ounces (3.8 kilogrammes). (Photo by Isabel INFANTES / AFP) (Photo credit should read ISABEL INFANTES/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 23: Tourists and photographers take pictures of a notice placed on an easel in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace in London to formally announce the birth of a baby boy to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital on April 23, 2018 in London, England. The Duchess safely delivered a son at 11:01 am, weighing 8lbs 7oz, who will be fifth in line to the throne. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 23: A notice is placed on an easel in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace in London to formally announce the birth of a baby boy to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital on April 23, 2018 in London, England. The Duchess safely delivered a son at 11:01 am, weighing 8lbs 7oz, who will be fifth in line to the throne. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
A Royal bulletin, announcing that Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, the wife of Britain's Prince William, has given birth to a baby boy, stands on an easel on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace in London on April 23, 2018. - Kate, the wife of Britain's Prince William, has given birth to a baby son, Kensington Palace announced Monday. 'Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 11:01 (1001 GMT),' the palace said in a statement. The baby boy weighs eight pounds and seven ounces (3.8 kilogrammes). (Photo by Stefan Rousseau / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read STEFAN ROUSSEAU/AFP/Getty Images)
Palace staff position a Royal bulletin, announcing that Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, the wife of Britain's Prince William, has given birth to a baby boy, on an easel on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace in London on April 23, 2018. - Kate, the wife of Britain's Prince William, has given birth to a baby son, Kensington Palace announced Monday. 'Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 11:01 (1001 GMT),' the palace said in a statement. The baby boy weighs eight pounds and seven ounces (3.8 kilogrammes). (Photo by Daniel SORABJI / AFP) (Photo credit should read DANIEL SORABJI/AFP/Getty Images)
A Royal bulletin, announcing that Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, the wife of Britain's Prince William, has given birth to a baby boy, stands on an easel on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace in London on April 23, 2018. - Kate, the wife of Britain's Prince William, has given birth to a baby son, Kensington Palace announced Monday. 'Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 11:01 (1001 GMT),' the palace said in a statement. The baby boy weighs eight pounds and seven ounces (3.8 kilogrammes). (Photo by Stefan Rousseau / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read STEFAN ROUSSEAU/AFP/Getty Images)
Camera crews prepare outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in central London where Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a baby boy on April 23, 2018. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Royal fans celebrate the news that Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a baby boy outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in central London, on April 23, 2018. (Photo by Isabel INFANTES / AFP) (Photo credit should read ISABEL INFANTES/AFP/Getty Images)
A town crier announces the news of the birth of a baby boy by Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in central London, on April 23, 2018. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP) (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
A town crier outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London, after the news that the Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a son. (Photo by Kirsty O'Connor/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 23: A town crier announces that the Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a baby boy at St Mary's Hospital on April 23, 2018 in London, England. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's third child was born this morning at 11:01, weighing 8lbs 7oz. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 23: A town crier announces the birth of the new prince on the steps of the Lindo Wing on April 23, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
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Meanwhile, Prince Louis Arthur Charles was born on April 23, two days after the queen celebrated her 92nd birthday. The newborn met his brother, Prince George, 4, and sister Princess Charlotte, 3, soon after his arrival. He made his public debut on the steps of St. Mary’s Hospital before heading home with his mom just seven hours after she gave birth.

Queen Elizabeth is not the first family member to pop by to see Louis. Pippa Middletonvisited her sister, Kate, and new nephew at Kensington Palace on April 24.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have had plenty to celebrate in recent weeks. In addition to Louis’ birth, the couple marked their seventh wedding anniversary on Sunday, April 29, and Princess Charlotte’s 3rd birthday on Tuesday, May 2. Prince Harry is also set to wed Meghan Markle on May 19.

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KING'S LYNN, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 07: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend Sunday service at St Mary Magdalene Church, Sandringham on January 7, 2018 in King's Lynn, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke of Edinburgh attend a church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)
KING'S LYNN, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 07: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) James Matthews and Pippa Middleton attend Sunday service at St Mary Magdalene Church, Sandringham on January 7, 2018 in King's Lynn, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke of Edinburgh attend a church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)
KING'S LYNN, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 07: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) James Matthews and Pippa Middleton attend Sunday service at St Mary Magdalene Church, Sandringham on January 7, 2018 in King's Lynn, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
KING'S LYNN, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 07: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend Sunday service at St Mary Magdalene Church, Sandringham on January 7, 2018 in King's Lynn, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
KING'S LYNN, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 07: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends Sunday service at St Mary Magdalene Church, Sandringham on January 7, 2018 in King's Lynn, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
KING'S LYNN, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 07: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) James Matthews and Pippa Middleton attend Sunday service at St Mary Magdalene Church, Sandringham on January 7, 2018 in King's Lynn, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
KING'S LYNN, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 07: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend Sunday service at St Mary Magdalene Church, Sandringham on January 7, 2018 in King's Lynn, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke of Edinburgh attend a church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)
KING'S LYNN, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 07: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) James Meade, Lady Laura Meade, James Matthews and Pippa Middleton attend Sunday service at St Mary Magdalene Church, Sandringham on January 7, 2018 in King's Lynn, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
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