Throwing It Back to the Rare Video of Queen Elizabeth Running after Little Prince William

Bettina Dizon
Jul 16, 2021
10:48 A.M.
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A rare video of the Queen chasing a toddler Prince William, who was running after the carriage of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson on their wedding day, emerged on Twitter in 2019.


Queen Elizabeth was in grandma mode during the wedding of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson as little Prince William chased the carriage the newlywed rode.

The monarch was quick to hold William back and make sure he didn’t get too close. Her maternal instinct kicked in and saved Prince William from what could have been a possibly dangerous situation. 

Queen Elizabeth in New Zealand in March 1977 | Source: Getty Images



The video was initially taken on July 23, 1986, and resurfaced on Twitter after being posted by a fan page account of the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton.

Eugenie celebrated her parents’ 33rd anniversary through a thoughtful Instagram post.


The Queen wore an elegant all-purple ensemble, matched with a hat of the same color and accessorized with two pearl necklaces. Little Prince William, on the other hand, sported an adorable sailor-like outfit. He was ready to get dirty, though.

In the short video clip, Her Majesty is seen running after an adorable little Prince William who is chasing the newlyweds' royal carriage. We don't usually see Queen Elizabeth run so fast while carrying her dress gracefully.

It's adorable how the Queen smiles and looks around after she gets hold of her grandson. The tweet read:

“It’s been 33 years since the wedding of Prince Andrew and Fergie in 1986. And so here’s Queen Elizabeth running after little Prince William to stop him from getting closer to the carriage.”



The connection between Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Cambridge isn't an ordinary one, and the tweet is enough to support this statement. Not only does she have to fulfill her duties as a monarch, but she also has to be a caring grandmother. 

When Prince William visited the Queen in December 2020, the paparazzi heard him say "Bye, gran" while leaving the castle. That shows how her grandson has the privilege of calling her something other than "your majesty" and "your highness." 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stand with Queen Elizabeth in Windsor Castle while attending an event held on December 08, 2020 | Source: Getty Images


The grandmother-grandson duo has been seen together at many royal events, which shows how close they are. In the 2016 ITV documentary, "Our Queen at Ninety," Prince William revealed the truth about their relationship:

"Growing up, having this figurehead, having this stability above me has been incredible. I have been able to explore, understand, slightly carve my own path."

Prince William and Queen Elizabeth attend The Palace of Holyrood house on June 28, 2021, in Edinburgh, Scotland. | Source: Getty Images.


After Harry and Meghan's shocking interview with Oprah Winfrey aired on TV, Prince William's bond with his grandmother reportedly improved significantly.

It is said that he discussed the matter with the Queen and came up with the perfect response to the interview that would save them from damaging their reputation.

Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth, Prince William and Catherine standing on the balcony of Buckingham Palace on June 5, 2012 | Source: Getty Images



Sadly, the marriage of Andrew and Ferguson ended in divorce four years after. Yet, they remained friends and co-parented their two daughters, Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice, who have grown to be beautiful ladies.

Two days before the viral tweet was posted, Eugenie celebrated her parents’ 33rd anniversary through a thoughtful Instagram post, which included a throwback photo of the wedding day.


She wrote, “Who else has ever forgotten to congratulate their parents on their wedding anniversary! I’m a day late, but I wanted to celebrate my parents getting married 33 years ago… Thank you for always being the best of friends and bringing us up together.”

The former royal couple believes they are “the happiest divorced couple in the world” after remaining close and supportive, not only for their kids but also for each other.