How Many Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren Does Queen Elizabeth II Have?
When we think of Queen Elizabeth II‘s grandchildren, Princes William and Harry immediately come to mind, and when we think of Her Majesty’s great-grandchildren Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis might pop into our heads. However, they’re certainly not her only grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
So just how many grandkids and great-grandkids do the queen and Prince Philip actually have?
Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh had four children of their own — Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward — and today they have eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Their eldest grandchild is Peter Phillips, who tends to stay out of the spotlight as much as possible. He is the son of Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips and is married to Autumn Kelly.
Zara Tindall is the oldest of the queen’s granddaughters and the only daughter of Princess Anne and Mark Phillips. She is a skilled equestrian and married to former rugby player Mike Tindall.
Next is Prince William, who is Princess Diana and Prince Charles’ son and the second-in-line to the British throne. He married Kate Middleton in 2011 and the couple received the titles of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Then, of course, there is William’s brother Prince Harry. He married his wife, Meghan Markle, in May 2018 at which time they were given the titles of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Princess Beatrice is the daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah “Fergie” Ferguson, the Duchess of York. Unlike her cousins William and Harry, she is not considered a full-time working royal.
Beatrice has a job as the vice president of partnerships and strategy for Afiniti, which is a U.S.-based technology company.
Princess Eugenie is Beatrice’s younger sister, who is also not considered a working royal. The princess has a degree in art history and English literature and has worked at an art gallery since 2015 where she is the associate director.
Lady Louise Windsor
Lady Louise Windsor is Prince Edward and Sophie, the Countess of Wessex’s daughter. When she was born in 2003, she was eighth in the line of succession to the British throne but today is 12th.
James, Viscount Severn
The youngest grandchild of the bunch is Edward and Sophie’s son, James, Viscount Severn. He and his sister are rarely seen in public and his parents say that’s because they want them to have as normal of an upbringing as they possibly can.
Queen Elizabeth and her husband’s oldest great-grandchild is Savannah Phillips. She was born in 2010 and is the daughter of Peter Phillips and Autumn Kelly.
Savannah’s little sister, Isla Phillips, was born in 2012. Her middle name is Elizabeth which is believed to be a nod to her great-grandmother.
Prince George is the first-born son of Prince William and Duchess Kate. The toddler and his sister are the most visible of the queen’s great-grandchildren. When George was born he became the third in line of succession, bumping his Uncle Harry down from the spot he held for years.
Mia Tindall is Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall’s daughter. She was born in 2014 and does not have a royal title because only a monarch’s grandchildren through sons automatically receive royal status.
The adorable Princess Charlotte, who was born in 2015, is William and Middleton’s middle child. She is fourth in line to the throne thanks to the Succession to the Crown Act which amended the system so that males no longer take precedence over their older sisters.
George and Charlotte’s brother, Prince Louis, was born in April 2018 and is the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s third and youngest child. Therefore, he sits behind his siblings at fifth in line.
Zara and Mike Tindall’s daughter, Lena, was born in June 2018 and just like Isla Phillips and Princess Charlotte her middle name is also Elizabeth.
Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor
Finally, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s son, Archie, was born on May 6, 2019. He is currently seventh in the line of succession to the British throne.
Eugenie’s baby boy
On Feb. 9, 2021, Princess Eugenie and her husband, Jack Brooksbank welcomed a son together. The couple has yet to announce a name. The child is 11th in the line of succession behind his mother.