Queen Elizabeth Becomes A Great-Grandmother For The Tenth Time

Apr 21, 2021Luísa Santos

While rocking the title of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Lilibet also enjoys being called grandmother from time to time. Actually, that's nothing when compared to being called great-grandmother for the tenth time! Is there anything lovelier than a nice British accent? Yes, there is! Adorable royal babies!

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Full House

At 94 years old, Queen Elizabeth's reign keeps on growing and growing. Fortunately, the Buckingham Palace is big enough for that annual family dinner that never happens—but at least now you know it could happen, comfortably that is. The Queen has ten great-grandchildren, while we are still wondering if we should get a dog or not. Nevertheless, let's meet them.  

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Kids Seemingly Everywhere

The Windsor-Mountabtten crew is full of adorable babies, to the Queen's delight—we are assuming that since everyone loves babies, apparently. We prefer dogs, and we know the Queen loves Corgis! So, Majesty, we gladly accept your invitation to come over for some tea and scones! Where were we really? Oh, kids! Let's meet the oldest great-grandchild of the Queen!

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Savannah Phillips

While Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis, and little Archie are certainly the most well-known of the royal babies, the oldest member of the Windsor family is actually ten-year-old Savannah Phillips—daughter of Peter Phillips and granddaughter of Princess Anne. Have we mentioned that she is stunning?

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Really, The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From The Tree

Peter Philips fell head-over-heels for Autumn Kelly in Montreal in 2003. Five years later, they married at Windsor Castle—while we still envision that amazingly cheap wedding by the beach, because that's all we can afford. In 2010, the couple welcomed their beloved daughter Savannah, and two years later, little Isla was born. Do you want to meet her?

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Isla Phillips

Isla is currently the 17th in line to the British throne. And yes, she is completely adorable. Isla and Savannah Philips often play with her royal relatives Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. And no, they don't play cricket, unfortunately. Well, let's meet the third oldest great-grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II!

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Prince George

For obvious reasons, Prince Geoge steals the press's spotlight. The future king is Prince William and Kate Middleton's cute son, Prince Charles's grandkids, and the late Princess Diana. It must be hard having that amount of pressure on his shoulders at such a tender age as no one chooses to be born a royal. Let's see what little George is up to.

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Making History

George’s birth marked the first time in more than 100 years—since Queen Victoria’s reign—that three generations of direct heirs were alive at the same time. Prince George's birth was celebrated all over the UK, with the traditional sign with the gender and time of delivery displayed outside Buckingham Palace. Let's meet Lilibet's fifth great-grandkid!

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Mia Tindall

Zara and Mike Tindall's elder daughter Mia was born on 17 January 2014. She became an instant star when she held her great-grandmother the Queen's handbag in the monarch's 90th birthday portrait. We did the same for our grandmother, but no one minded to make a headline about that. While we wipe our tears, check how cute this little girl is.

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Stealing The Show From A Young Age

Mia was the perfect bridesmaid at Princess Eugenie's royal wedding in October 2018. The youngster, who was four at the time, joined her cousins Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Savannah Phillips, and Isla Phillips at St George's Chapel in Windsor. They all looked so adorable. Do you know the name of the Queen's fifth great-grandchild? 

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Princess Charlotte 

Princess Charlotte is just as cute as goofy, and we absolutely adore that! Princess Charlotte is the only daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge—William and Kate. Charlotte's middle name, Diana, is a sweet tribute to her late grandmother, the beloved Princess Diana. This little five-year-old girl already conquered the world with her big smile!

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Very Outgoing

While her older brother, George, is considered to be a bit shy and reserved, Charlotte is all about smiling and making funny faces to the cameras. This duo resembles the fantastic bond that William and Hary once shared, and it's all about duty. Imagine growing up with so much pressure. The crown is a hefty burden to carry ...

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William And Harry

When asked about the dynamic between Prince George and Princess Charlotte, an insider said, “It’s the same difference between William and Harry. Harry is much more laid-back, and William is the more serious one because he will be King one day.” Well, we can all understand why that happens! Royal siblings surely have to trust one another ...

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Outsiders Are Tricky

Playdates with outsiders can be extremely tricky. Just think about it. For Charlotte and George to have regular friends—non-royal ones—William and Kate have to be super careful and cautious around them. The royal family is no stranger to controversy; it's only natural to try their best to keep the kids safe and protected from outsiders. Let's meet Prince Louis!

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Prince Louis

Prince Louis is the younger child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Growing up as a member of the royal family is certainly difficult. Still, modern royals like Prince William and Kate Middleton have tried to raise their children in a pretty normal way. However, there have been some major differences in what their childhoods have been like.

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Different Childhoods

Prince Louis has grown up in a totally different environment than his siblings. When George and Charlotte were young, they spent most of their time at their Norfolk country estate, Anmer Hall. Prince Louis was raised in Kensington Palace, in London, which means he is a city boy! Louis is almost three years old, just like his beloved cousin Lena Tindall!

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Lena Tindall

Lena Tindall is Queen Elizabeth's seventh great-grandchild. As we've mentioned before, the Tindalls keep a relatively low profile than other royal family members. So we only get to see lovely Lena now and then. Nevertheless, Zara and Mike Tindall managed to pay a touching tribute to the Queen when choosing their daughter's name ...

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Lena Elizabeth

A little more than a week after the royal baby arrived, a family spokesperson finally shared her name: Lena Elizabeth, a nod to the Queen—or shall we say, granny? Prince Harry reportedly is Lena's godfather, though no one has ever officially confirmed such news. We have yet another adorable baby to introduce to you. By now, we bet you already know who he is!

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Archie Mountbatten-Windsor

He may still be young, but Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, already has people swooning over his cuteness. Archie is Queen Elizabeth's eighth great-grandkid, though he is not yet entitled to be a prince. Do you know why this happens?  

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The Titles

If you are a fan of The Crown, you already know why Archie is not a Prince. Actually, we strongly advise you to watch that TV series, to understand all the ongoing drama between Prince Harry and the rest of the royals. Archie was never meant to be a prince, a least not right now. Only when Prince Charles becomes King can Archie benefit from such a title ...

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His Royal Highness

The rules about who gets to be a prince and also be referred to as his royal highness (HRH) come from a letter patent issued by King George V in November 1917. George V declared that the monarch's great-grandchildren would no longer be princes or princesses, except for the Prince of Wales's eldest sons' eldest son. Copy that? 

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Prince George And Archie

Currently, Prince George is the eldest son of the future king, so he was automatically born a prince. Archie is the eldest son of the future king's brother, so no title for that one! We know this is a bit tricky to understand, but that's how the British monarchy works. At least now, female royals have the same rights as male royals! We still have more adorable royals to meet. 

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August Brooksbank

Queen Elizabeth's ninth great-grandchild is August Brooksbank. August is Princess Eugenie's son—and no, he was not born in August. Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank welcomed their baby boy on 9th February. Reading August's name is like looking at a history book. Do you know why?

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An Amazing Name

In a post on her Instagram stories, Eugenie, 30, wrote: "On his grandfather's birthday weekend, thinking of my grandfather, we are introducing our little boy. He is named after his great grandfather and both of his great x5 grandfathers." August has been born 11th in line to the throne but will move to 12th place because nanny Lizzie has another great-grandchild on its way! 

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Archie's Little Sister

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced that Oprah Winfrey interview—that everyone knows about—that they were expecting a baby girl! So baby Archie will have a younger sister to play with and lots of cousins, as you've seen! The little girl is expected to be born around summertime, Markle said. So now we wait! Let's see if Harry is enjoying fatherhood.

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A Happy Family

When asked about how he felt about having a daughter, Harry replied, “Amazing. Just grateful. To have any child, anyone, or any two would have been amazing. But to have a boy and then a girl, what more can you ask for. We’ve got our family—the four of us and our two dogs.” Oh, Harry, we totally get you—the dog part, that is. Do you think the kids call the Queen grandma? 

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Nice To Meet You. I'm Gary

According to the Daily Mail, when William was growing up, he couldn't say "Granny" just yet, so he went with "Gary," and Elizabeth ran with it. Reportedly, the Queen was watching Prince William at Buckingham Palace when he fell and started to cry. The little boy screamed "Gary, Gary" because he hadn't learned how to say Granny yet! How cute is that?

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Gan-Gan

Not as cute as calling Her Majesty Gan Gan! "Gan-Gan" has been used by generations of royals to talk about their great-grandmothers. In an interview in April 2016 to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday, Kate Middleton revealed a sweet detail about her eldest son's relationship with his great grandmother. Let's see what Kate said then.

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Cute Nicknames

"George is only two-and-a-half, and he calls her Gan-Gan," Kate said. Prince Phillip also had a cute nickname for his wife: cabbage! Some have speculated that this nickname came from mon petit chou, a French way of saying “my darling.” We don't know if this is true, but it sure is a cute and hilarious way of calling a beloved one. Now, let's meet the newest addition! 

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Say Hi To Lucas Tindall

Who knew Lucas could be such a fancy name? Actually, who knew a royal could deliver a baby most traditionally? Oh yes, that happens because we are all human, regardless of our social status. So, do you think the baby was born in a fancy living room? Or in the palace's perfectly groomed gardens? Or with horses around? No dears, it was even lower than that!

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Keeping It Simple

We bet you didn't imagine that a royal could deliver a baby in the bathroom. There you have it! Zara Tindall, a professional equestrian—just like her mom, Princess Anne—welcomed her baby boy on the bathroom floor. Perhaps it was a heated bathroom floor? Well, we can only speculate and laugh a little in the meanwhile. Let's check our facts then.

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Rugby And Royals

Lucas Philip Tindall was born on March 21st. Despite being a famous country for its rather odd sport, cricket, Zara managed to fall in love with an English rugby star. How dared she? Zara and Mike Tindall have two other children, Mia and Lena, and have been happily married since 2011. Of course, the Queen was delighted with the news but has not visited the boy yet ...

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The British Throne

Lucas is 22nd in line to the British throne, which might seem strange considering that Zara does not have any title. Strange? Yup, but that's the way it all goes. Princess Anne is the only daughter of the Queen, and as a woman herself, she knows it's rather unlikely for her to rule the county one day. That's why, back in the day, Anne made an important decision regarding her kids. 

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The Heirs

When Zara was born in 1981, she was sixth in line to the throne after her brother Peter, her mum Anne and her uncles Prince Charles, Andrew, and Edward. We will let you think about that for a second. Ok, all good? Great. So Anne is Queen Elizabeth's second kid and only daughter, so she knows all about living in the spotlight. 

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The Pressure

This explanation will surely help you understand better all the controversy surrounding Meghan and Harry's son, Prince Archie. So, Anne knew her brothers would overtake her in the succession line; that's why she decided against giving her children royal titles. This decision alone changed the lives of Zara and Peter, and we bet you understand why.

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No Need To Bother

Anne's decision allowed Zara and Peter more freedom and work and have "more normal" jobs. Because Peter and Zara were not given titles, they assumed their father's surname—Philips. Lucas Tindall won't have a title either, as he is not in direct line to the throne. Now you get why Archie is not entitled to a title, right? 

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The Line Of Succession Changed

These days rules are always changing, and Princess Charlotte can also keep her spot in the line of succession now! Amazing and shall we say, finally!? As the daughter of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, it is only right to gain this honor. This a bit complicated, we understand, that's why we will stick to our main topic: royal British babies!

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Queen Elizabeth II has a country to rule and a family to care for. To UK citizens, Queen Elizabeth II is the Sovereign and Head of State, but to the royal babies, she's simply Gan-Gan, and we love that! Actually, we bow to that! If you enjoyed reading this article, please don't forget to share it with your friends and family! We hope to see you soon! Leave us your thoughts and let us know if you are excited about the birth of Meghan and Harry's next bundle of joy! 

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