During the celebrations of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Prince Charles was often spotted in grandpa mode with Prince William and Kate’s three children.

According to royal aides, the Duke of Wales also spent quality time with his other grandkids, Archie and Lilibet, as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visited the UK for the milestone celebrations.

One of Prince Charles’ closest royal aides said the 73-year-old’s first meeting with his one-year-old granddaughter was “very emotional”.

“It was a fantastic visit and of course the Prince was delighted to see his grandson and meet his granddaughter for the first time,” the source told UK reporters.

“It was fantastic to see them. It was wonderful to have them back in Britain, the Prince [Charles] and the Duchess [of Cornwall] were absolutely thrilled to see them,” they added of seeing the Sussexes.

“The Prince of course hasn’t seen his grandson Archie for a bit of time and so it was very, very, very special to have some time with him. He hadn’t met Lilibet, his granddaughter, and so to meet her for the first time was I think very emotional, a very wonderful thing.”

Lilibet, who was born in Los Angeles on June 4th 2021, also met the Queen, her namesake, during the Sussexes first trip to the UK in some time.

It is believed the Lilibet was introduced to Her Majesty on June 2nd following the Trooping the Colour event to kick off the four-day celebrations.

Lili also celebrated her first birthday during her first visit to the UK, with photos from a party at Frogmore Cottage being released by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on their return to the US after the short trip.

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This article first appeared on OverSixty.