Kate Middleton’s Mother Hints At If Her Favorite Grandchild Is Prince George, Princess Charlotte or Prince Louis

Prince William and Kate Middleton are parents to three small children. Prince George was born in 2013, followed by Princess Charlotte in 2015, and Prince Louis in 2018.

Royal fans can’t get enough of the adorable kiddos and some even have their favorite of the three. But most weren’t expecting the Duchess of Cambridge’s mother, Carole Middleton, to have a favorite. However, George, Charlotte, and Louis’ grandmother just dropped a huge hint of who her favorite grandchild may be. Here’s what Carole did that has everyone convinced who her favorite is.

Prince William and Kate Middleton with George, Charlotte, and Louis
Prince William and Kate Middleton with George, Charlotte, and Louis | Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images

Who did Carole hint at being her favorite?

The Express noted that the notion of who Carole prefers out of her oldest daughter’s three children was done on the website of her Party Pieces business.

The company, which began by making party bags ended up growing substantially and now sells party supplies and decorations by mail order, advertises personalized birthday cakes on its website. The names displayed on the cakes are George, James, and Archie.

James is the name of Carole’s only son, while Archie is a very popular name in England following the birth of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s baby and George, of course, is the name of Carole’s eldest grandchild.

Fans also noticed that not only was the future king’s name spelled out on a number of cakes but one was even decorated with The Lion King theme, which is his favorite movie. Leading many to believe it was a clear nod to Prince George.

Carole Middleton
Carole Middleton | Mike Marsland/WireImage

Queen Elizabeth II has a favorite grandchild too

If Carole Middleton does indeed have a favorite grandchild that actually falls in line with her daughter’s in-laws as it’s been reported for years that the royals play favorites with their kids and grandkids.

Prince Charles was believed to be the Queen Mother‘s favorite and the current queen also reportedly prefers one of her grandchildren over all the rest.

For a while, some thought that Prince Harry was Her Majesty’s clear-cut favorite. Especially after the fact that she broke royal tradition by allowing Markle to attend the royal family’s Christmas Day service and dinner at the Sandringham estate before they were married. Moreover, the queen was present for Harry’s wedding to the former actress even though Markle is a divorcee. In 2005, when Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles tied the knot after they each had gotten divorced, the queen did not attend their ceremony.

But Harry may not be the queen’s hands-down favorite. A strong case can be made for her oldest grandson, Peter Phillips, who the British media actually refers to as “the Queen’s favorite grandchild.”

 Peter Phillips and Queen Elizabeth II
Peter Phillips and Queen Elizabeth II | Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

Phillips is the son of the queen’s only daughter, Princess Anne. In the past, Phillips has talked about the tight-knit relationship he’s always had with his grandmother. And, when he wrote a lengthy piece in The Telegraph about a special event he organized for her called “the Patron’s Lunch,” the press dubbed him her “favorite grandchild.”

Moreover, in 2008, Her Majesty showed how forgiving she was of Phillips’ actions following a major breach in protocol.

After marrying Canadian consultant Autumn Kelly, he sold their wedding photos to Hello! magazine for $500,000. The British public was outraged and couldn’t believe that Phillips actually sold pictures of the royal family to the press. Princes William and Harry were reportedly very angry about the incident as well since some of the pictures had been taken without their knowledge. But the queen reportedly forgave Phillips for it almost immediately.

In 2010, Phillips’ wife gave birth to the queen’s first great-grandchild, Savannah.

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