Queen Elizabeth II Has 8 Great-Grandchildren but Half of Them Don't Have Royal Titles
Baby Archie came to this world seven months ago, joining the latest generation of British Royals. While his cousins George, Charlotte, and Louis are media personalities already, there are other lesser-known ones.
At age 93, Queen Elizabeth II is the longest-reigning monarch in British history, thanks to both to been crowned at the young age of 25 and to her longevity, which has also allowed her to see some of her great-grandchildren grow up.
Until today, the third generation of descendants of the Queen consists of eight children: five girls and three boys. This a little about what there is to know about each one of them.
The oldest great-grandchild of the Queen of England was born on December 29, 2010, which makes her 8 years old. Savannah is the oldest daughter of Peter Phillips and Autumn Kelly.
Although Savannah is 16th in a line of succession for the throne of England, she currently has no royal title, since her father, the Queen’s grandson, wasn’t given one at birth, with his father declining the Queen’s offer to give him one.
Savannah lives a regular life as a commoner, but she is normally seen at the Royal Family’s special events, like the Trooping the Colour, the official celebration of the Queen’s birthday, where she stole the show at the balcony in 2018.
7-year-old Isla is Savannah’s younger sister. She was born on March 31, 2012, and she has her great-grandmother’s name Elizabeth as a middle name in honor of the monarch.
While her father is the Queen’s grandson, her mother comes from Canada and has no royal background.
Like her sister, Isla doesn’t have a royal title. She is the 17th in a line of succession for the throne of England.
Isla made her public debut in June 2012, when she was barely three months old when the Queen’s grandchildren got together at a Gloucestershire polo match. She has been present every year at Trooping the Colour since 2017.
6-year old Prince George was born on July 22, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospital in London, debuting the day after at the steps of the facility’s Lindo Wing. His formal title is Prince George of Cambridge.
His parents are Prince William and Duchess Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and he is the third person in line for the throne of England.
George is currently attending Thomas’s Battersea School along with his younger sister Princess Charlotte.
5-year old Mia was born on January 17, 2014. Her middle name is Grace, as her father tweeted days later.
Her parents are Zara Phillips, the Queen’s oldest granddaughter, and Mike Tindall, a former rugby union player. Mia has no royal title, but she is 19th in a line of succession for the throne of England.
Her grandparents are Princess Anne and Mark Phillips. In 2016, Mia caught the attention of the media when she spontaneously held the Queen’s handbag in Elizabeth II’s official 90th birthday photo.
More recently, in 2018, Mia served as a bridesmaid in Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s royal wedding, alongside her cousins Savannah and Isla, who were all photographed as they waved to the crowd.
Born on May 2, 2015, Princess Charlotte is 4 years old. She is officially known as Princess Charlotte of Cambridge.
Her parents are Prince William and Duchess Kate Middleton, and she is their middle child and only daughter. Her grandparents are Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana.
Thanks to the Succession to the Crown Act, Charlotte remains the 4th in line to the throne since males no longer take precedence over their older sisters.
On June 8, 2019, Charlotte caught the attention of the media and the public when she famously mastered the royal wave during this years’ Trooping the Colour.
The young royal turned 1 year old on April 23, and his full name is Prince Louis Arthur Charles of Cambridge, named for Lord Louis Mountbatten, one of Prince Philip’s uncles who was a British naval officer.
Prince Louis is the latest addition to the household of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and he is the fifth person in line of succession for the throne of England.
Louis was born shortly before his uncle and aunt Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan got married in May 2018, and he was too young to attend the royal wedding, but he has since been photographed at some official events.
Early in December 2019, Louis’ mother Duchess Kate Middleton shared that her youngest child has already started to talk.
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The Queen surrounded by her two youngest grandchildren and her five great-grandchildren #Queenat90 This is the first in a series of official photographs released today to mark The Queen's 90th birthday. They were taken at Windsor Castle just after Easter by renowned portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz. From left: James, Viscount Severn, Lady Louise, Mia Tindell, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Charlotte, Savannah Phillips, Prince George and Isla Phillips.
1-year-old Lena is at the time the youngest great-granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II. She was born on June 18, 2018.
Her parents are Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall, making her Mia’s younger sister and the 20th in the line of succession to the throne of England. Her grandparents are Princess Anne and Mark Phillips.
Zara, Mia and Lena Tindall with Savannah and Isla Phillips at day 2 of the Magic Millions British Festival of Eventing. pic.twitter.com/8klA6bOvTR— Mark Stewart (@RegalEyes) August 3, 2019
Like her older sister, Lena has kept a relatively low profile, especially when compared to the coverage her most famous cousins have received since day 1. She doesn’t have a royal title.
Recently, in August, Lena was seen taking a walk in public for the first time at the annual Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park, held by her cousins Savannah and Isla.
ARCHIE HARRISON MOUNTBATTEN-WINDSOR
The eighth and last of the Queen’s great-grandchildren as of December 2019 is 7-month-old Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, born on May 6, 2019, a year after his mother and father married in a much-covered event.
Archie is the first child born out of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, making him the seventh in a line of succession for the throne of England.
Archie met his great-grandparents Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip on May 8, when Harry and Markle took him to Windsor Castle. The baby has already joined his parents on a royal tour of Africa.
Like the majority of the Queen’s great-grandchildren, Archie doesn’t have a royal title. According to royal expert Marlene Koening, the baby was expected to inherit his father’s earldom and if this didn’t happen it was probably because Harry and Markle refused in favor of giving Archie a more normal life.