Royal Baby Photos: Here’s What Queen Elizabeth II and Other Famous British Royals Looked Like as Children
Photos of the British Royal family are some of the most looked-at pictures in the world–especially royal baby photos. With all the cute baby photos of William and Kate‘s children, we thought it’d be nice to look back on old photos of royals from a previous generation. Read on for a look at photos of famous royals when they were children, including Queen Elizabeth (page 15).
1. Prince Charles and Princess Anne
This photo was taken in 1951 . We see young Prince Charles and Princess Anne in strollers on holiday at Birkhall in Scotland. Also pictured is one of the Queen’s beloved corgis. The adorable trio was enjoying the music of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders at the moment the photo was taken.
Next: A baby prince Andrew poses with his mother
2. Prince Andrew
This was one of the first pictures of Prince Andrew ever taken. Here he is being held by his mother, Queen Elizabeth II in Buckingham Palace. He is so young in this photo that his name hadn’t even been decided at this point. The date was March 22, 1960.
Next: A sweet family photo
3. Prince Charles and Princess Anne pose with their parents
Here we see the royal British couple, Queen Elizabeth II and husband Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, posing with their two young children. Princess Anne is investigating Dad’s face while Prince Charles looks off into the distance. The photo was taken in 1951.
Next: Big brother Prince Andrew keeps an eye on his new baby brother, Prince Edward
4. Prince Edward
This photo showing the royal family looking adoringly at baby Prince Edward is so sweet. Pictured (from left to right) are Princess Anne, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, Prince Philip, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward in his stroller. The photo was taken on April 21, 1965.
Next: The kids go for a ride
5. Lady Sarah Chatto and David Armstrong-Jone
Here we see Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon (1930 – 2002) sitting in the back of a car with her two children, David and Sarah. Also in the car is their nanny, Mabel Anderson. The photo was taken in London on January 23, 1968.
Next: Prince Charles and Princess Anne love horses just like their mother.
6. Prince Charles and Princess Anne cheer on the horses
Here we see a young Princess Anne and Prince Charles watching the Badminton Horse Trials along with their mother, the Queen, in Gloucestershire. The photo was taken in July of 1971.
Next: The royal children pose for a holiday photo in 1969.
7. The gang’s all here
Just after Christmas, the royal children gathered together to take this photo in 1969. Pictured above are Prince Charles (behind, left), Prince Andrew and Princess Anne (behind, right) attempting to gather the younger kids (Lady Sarah, James Ogilvy, Lady Helen, Viscount Linley, Marina Ogilvy and Prince Edward). The photo was taken at Windsor Castle.
Next: The Queen’s niece and nephew
8. Princess Margaret brings the kids to an event
In this picture we see Princess Margaret attending an event in London with her two children, Sarah and Linley. The year was 1967.
Fun Fact: When Margaret and her husband divorced, she became the first royal to divorce since Henry VIII in the 16th century.
Next: Princess Diana’s son, William
9. Prince William
Here we see the 6-month-old son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, Prince William, with his parents during a photo call at Kensington Palace in London. The photo was taken in 1982.
Fun fact: Prince William was born on June 21, 1982 at St. Mary’s Hospital in London. After Charles, William is next in line for the throne.
Next: A very small Prince Harry
10. Prince Harry
Here we see Princess Diana sitting with baby Prince Henry Charles Albert David (also known as Prince Harry). The Prince and Princess of Wales are enjoying a nice day out, sitting on a blanket. The year was 1984.
Next: The family visits King Juan Carlos of Spain
11. A family vacation in Spain
In 1987 Charles, Diana, and the two princes took a vacation with the royal family to Spain. In this photo, we can see Prince Harry holding hands with the family’s host, King Juan Carlos of Spain. The picture was taken at the entrance of Marivent Palace, Palma de Majorca, Spain.
Next: Prince Harry being naughty in front of the cameras
12. Cheeky Prince Harry
This photo was taken in 1987. Here we see Prince Harry on the way to his school’s nativity production (he played a Christmas sprite). It wasn’t unusual to see the young prince sticking his tongue out at photographers.
Next: The birth of Prince George
13. Prince George
A lot has happened since the birth of Prince George. Here we see William and Kate holding their new born son on July 23, 2013. The couple dons matching shades of blue and are looking quite happy.
Fun fact: Prince George is third in line to the throne.
Next: Which brings us to Princess Charlotte …
14. Princess Charlotte
Princess Charlotte is William and Kate’s second child. She was born on May 2, 2015. This photo was taken on the day of the princess’ birth and it shows the proud parents with their new baby girl as they leave St. Mary’s Hospital in London.
Next: Queen Elizabeth as a young princess
15. Young Queen Elizabeth II
Of course we have to end with the woman who started it all. In this photo, we see the royal family at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh. Pictured (from left to right) are: Lord Elphinstone, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Margaret, Princess Elizabeth, and King George VI. The year was 1937.
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