Who is the Tallest Member of the British Royal Family? (The Answer Might Surprise You)

The British royals are some of the most popular and recognizable figures in the world and their fans have become so fascinated with them that they want to learn as much as they can about them. This ranges from what their net worth is to what their eating habits are.

Something not many people are aware of is their height, so one question that comes up a lot is: Who’s the tallest member of Britain’s most famous family? Get the answer below.

Prince William , Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle, and Prince Harry
(L to R): Prince William , Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle, and Prince Harry | Stephen Pond/Getty Images

The queen

It’s obvious to anyone who has ever seen a photo of the monarch alongside other royals that Queen Elizabeth II is not the tallest member of her family. But she is taller than most people think.

Pop Sugar noted that royal family matriarch is 5 feet, 4 inches, which is the average height of an American woman and just two inches shy of the average height of a European woman. The reason she looks a bit shorter in photographs is because her family members, with the exception of her great-grandchildren, are taller than her.

The duchesses

Camilla Parker Bowles, Kate Middleton, and Meghan Markle
(L to R): Camilla Parker Bowles, Kate Middleton, and Meghan Markle | Anwar Hussein/WireImage

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Many royal fans get stumped on the height of each duchess because they wear different size heels, but the tallest is Prince William’s wife.

According to Hello!, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is 5 feet, 9 inches without her heels. In heels, she’s a little more than 6 feet. Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall is one inch shorter than Kate standing at 5 feet, 8 inches. She typically wears low block heels. And Meghan, Duchess of Sussex is 5 feet, 6 inches tall. Prince Harry’s bride usually wears between 3 and a half and 4 and a half inch heels.

The dukes

(L to R) Prince Harry, Prince Charles, and Prince William
(L to R): Prince Harry, Prince Charles, and Prince William | John Stillwell – WPA Pool/Getty images

Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Prince William, and Prince Harry are all taller than their wives. But can you guess who’s the tallest?

Prince Charles is the shortest. The Duke of Cornwall is 5 feet, 10 inches which is the same height as his first wife, the late Princess Diana. While married their height was such an issue that Diana had to wear flats instead of heels around her husband so she didn’t tower over the future king.

The queen’s husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, is 6 feet tall which is a bit shorter than his grandsons.

The Duke of Sussex and Duke of Cambridge are very close in size but if you pegged Prince Harry as the tallest you’re wrong. Harry stands at 6 foot 1 while his big brother is actually 6 feet, 3 inches making Prince William the tallest member of the royal family. Given the Duke of Cambridge’s height, as well as his wife’s, most fans are expecting Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis to all be pretty tall when they grow up.

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