A rumour has circulated regarding the late Queen Elizabeth's 'brutal' dig at King Charles when she first met her grandson, Prince William, after he was born on June 21, 1982.
Princess Diana and King Charles were ecstatic at the birth of their first son, and Charles was besotted as a new dad.
According to the Express, the then Prince of Wales wrote to his second cousin to share the brilliant news.
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King Charles is quoted as saying: "The arrival of our small son has been an astonishing experience and one that has meant more to me than I ever could have imagined.
"I am so thankful I was beside Diana's bedside the whole time because I felt as though I'd shared deeply in the process of birth and as a result was rewarded by seeing a small creature who belonged to us even though he seemed to belong to everyone else as well."
But the Queen is said to of had a slightly different reaction.
She reportedly remarked: "Thank goodness he doesn't have ears like his father."
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Her jokey response to royal births appears to be a popular trait within The Firm.
According to the Netflix documentary, The Royals, in 2013, Philip met his new born son, Charles, and casually stated he looked like "plum pudding".
And in the 1992, Diana: Her True Story, author Andrew Morton claimed King Charles and Princess Diana were "very, very close" in the six weeks before their second son, Harry, was born.
Years later, Diana claimed Charles made a jokey comment after the Duke of Sussex was born, remarking: "Oh God, it's a boy!
"And he's even got red hair!"
The late Queen’s oldest grandchild Peter Phillips was always referred to as “the Queen’s favourite grandchild”.
He is the son of Princess Anne and was, due to a long-standing tradition, born without a royal title.
In a show of her love for Peter, the Queen offered to break with tradition and gave him a courtesy title, but his parents declined the offer.
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