Queen Elizabeth II., who died on September 8 at the age of 96 , and her husband, the late Prince Philip, had thirteen great-grandchildren together. Although the monarch rarely revealed private things or spoke publicly about her family, photos with the mini-royals on official occasions such as royal outings or weddings speak volumes about the special bond the queen had with her great-grandchildren. Pictures that will not be forgotten.
Although Queen Elizabeth II was working at full capacity as ruler of the United Kingdom and its Commonwealth territories, she always found time for her family. 'The Queen is in her element with her great-grandchildren on her lap and spending time with family,' royal expert Kerene Barefield told Us Weekly in December 2021.
The monarch in February 2022 celebrated her 70th anniversary of the throne , first became a great-grandmother in December 2010 when her grandson Peter Phillips and his then-wife Autumn Kelly became parents to daughter Savannah. Twelve more great-grandchildren followed, including Prince William and Duchess Kate's three children, Prince George (9), Princess Charlotte (7) and Prince Louis (4), as well as the two little ones from Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan, Archie (3) and Lilibet (1).
As the Queen celebrated her platinum anniversary at the annual Trooping the Color parade in June 2022, photographers caught a sweet moment with little Prince Louis:
He yelled and covered his ears as he stood on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch the military parade. Although it must have been difficult to get his attention, the Queen encouraged him to watch the formation of planes in the sky.
Queen Elizabeth also experienced an unforgettable moment when she first met her eighth great-grandchild, little Archie . The British monarch and Prince Philip were photographed having a sweet introduction with Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's newborn son. 'The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are delighted to announce that they have christened their first child, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor,' the announcement read on the Sussex Royals' official Instagram page.
Beautiful moments across three generations that give an idea of how proud Queen Elizabeth II was of her ever-growing family during her lifetime. (lkr)source: vip.de