Meet All 7 Of Queen Elizabeth’s Great-Grandchildren Before The New Royal Baby Arrives
Each one is cuter than the next!
On Oct. 15, Kensington Palace announced Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are expecting their first child together. The baby, due in the spring of 2019, will be the eighth great-grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II.
Before the newest royal bundle of joy makes his or her arrival, enjoy this look at Her Majesty’s other great-grands, from oldest to youngest.
The Queen’s eldest grandson is Peter Phillips, son of Anne, Princess Royal, and her former husband Captain Mark Phillips. Peter married Canadian Autumn Kelly in 2008 and Savannah, their first child, was born in 2010. Although the royal family did not initially announce her name, the rector inadvertently did so by mentioning Savannah and her parents in a prayer. The eight-year-old girl is currently 15th in line to the throne.
Peter and Autumn Phillips had their second child, Isla Phillips, in 2012. Six-year-old Isla is sixteenth in line to the throne.
Prince William is the eldest son of Prince Charles and his late wife Princess Diana. He married wife Kate Middleton in 2011 and the couple welcomed their first son in 2013. George Alexander Louis was likely named for his great-great-grandfather King George VI and his great-grandmother the Queen, whose middle name is Alexandra. Prince George is third in line of succession to the throne following his father and his grandfather, Prince Charles.
Zara Tindall (neé Phillips) is the daughter of Queen Elizabeth’s only daughter, Anne, Princess Royal, and Captain Mark Phillips. She and her husband, former rugby player Mike Tindall, welcomed their daughter Mia Grace into the world in 2014. The adorable little girl seen holding her great-grandmother’s purse in this iconic Annie Leibovitz portrait, Mia is eighteenth in line to the throne.
The second child of Prince William and Middleton is also their only daughter. Charlotte Elizabeth Diana was born in 2015. Prior to her birth, patriarchal royal rules were changed through the Succession to the Crown Act to include female children of monarchs in the line of succession, which put Princess Charlotte fourth in line to the throne.
Prince Louis Arthur Charles is Prince William and Kate Middleton’s third child. He was born on April 23, 2018, less than one month before his uncle Prince Harry’s marriage to Markle. Prince Louis is fifth in line to the throne, following his grandfather Prince Charles, his father, and his two elder siblings.
The second child of Mike and Zara Tindall was born on June 18, 2018. The Queen’s seventh great-grandchild is 19th in line to the throne. Lena, pronounced “Lay-na,” has her great-grandmother’s name as her middle name.