'Thrilled' Queen smiles at first engagement since royal birth

The Queen tonight revealed she was "thrilled" at the arrival of her first great-grandson.

The Queen smiles at a reception for the Winners of the Queens Award for Enterprise 2013.
The Queen smiles at a reception for the Winners of the Queens Award for Enterprise 2013. Credit: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

During a Buckingham Palace reception for recipients of the Queen's Award for Enterprise Louise Butt, of Bath-based science marketing firm Select Science, said: "She (the Queen) said she is thrilled and she said he is a big boy. She said the first born is very special. We agreed."

The Queen smiles at a reception for the Winners of the Queens Award for Enterprise 2013.
The Queen smiles at a reception for the Winners of the Queens Award for Enterprise 2013. Credit: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

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The Queen smiles at a reception for the Winners of the Queens Award for Enterprise 2013.
The Queen smiles at a reception for the Winners of the Queens Award for Enterprise 2013. Credit: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

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Prince and parents in Bucklebury

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have taken their new son to stay with his maternal grandparents in Bucklebury after he was visited by his great-grandmother, the Queen, and Prince Harry, his uncle.