With three new royal babies this year and another on the way, we share how many great-grandchildren the Queen has and the special name they call her.
She may be the Queen of England to us, yet to a growing number of little children she’ll always be granny first.
The Queen’s great-grandchildren (and grandchildren) have often been a source of joy to the monarch during her reign, with the children especially credited as ‘keeping her going’ in the aftermath of Prince Philip’s death.
The 95-year-old was said to be ‘delighted’ by the arrival of Prince Harry and Meghan’s first daughter in June, marking another great-grandchild for the monarch. We delve into the royal family tree to reveal how many she has in total and where they sit in the royal line of succession.
How many great-grandchildren does the Queen have?
Queen Elizabeth II has eleven great-grandchildren in total: Savannah Phillips, Isla Phillips, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis, Mia Tindall, Lena Tindall, Lucas Tindall, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, Lilibet Diana Mountbatten Windsor and August Brooksbank.
The Queen and the late Prince Philip posed with seven of their great-grandchildren in 2018, in a photo captured and recently shared by the Duchess of Cambridge.
Princess Beatrice’s pregnancy, announced in May, will mark the Queen’s 12th great-grandchild. The baby is said to be due later this year.
Who are the Queen’s great-grandchildren?
Savannah and Isla Phillips
10-year-old Savannah is the oldest of the Queen’s great-grandchildren. She and sister Isla, eight are the daughters of the Queen’s eldest grandson Peter Phillips and his ex wife, Autumn.
Savannah is 18th and Isla, 19th in line to the throne despite the two girls not having a royal title.
When Princess Anne gave birth to her son Peter Phillips, she decided against giving Peter a title. And for this reason, the Phillips children also do not have a HRH title.
Savannah and Isla have been spotted at a number of royal occasions including the annual Trooping of the Colour. They were both bridesmaids at Princess Eugenie’s wedding in 2018.
Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis
Prince William and Kate Middleton are parents to Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, six, and Prince Louis, three. Their first-born George is third in the royal line of succession and is expected to be King after his father. Whilst Princess Charlotte is fourth and Louis is fifth.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte attend St Thomas’s School, whilst Prince Louis started nursery last year.
The Duchess of Cambridge revealed that her eldest son George has a nickname for his great-grandmother in a 2016 documentary. It is thought that Charlotte and Louis may have adopted the sweet moniker too.
“He calls her ‘Gan-Gan,’” Kate told ITV for the special Our Queen at Ninety documentary.
She added that Her Majesty totally dotes on her youngest family members:
“She always leaves a little gift or something in their room when we go and stay, and that just shows her love for the family.”
Mia, Lena and Lucas Tindall
Zara Tindall and her husband Mike share daughters Mia, seven, and Lena, two.
They welcomed their first son Lucas in March 2021, with dad and former Rugby player Mike opening up on Lucas’s speedy birth.
“Arrived very quickly. Didn’t make it to hospital. On the bathroom floor,” Mike said on his The Good, The Bad & The Rugby podcast. “So yeah, it was running to the gym, get a mat, get into the bathroom, get the mat on the floor, towels down, brace, brace, brace.”
Zara is the second child of Princess Anne and her ex-husband Captain Mark Phillips. Mia, Lena and Lucas are respectively 21st, 22nd and 23rd in line to the thone.
Archie Harrison and Lilibet Diana
Archie Harrison is the first child of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and seventh-in-line to the throne.
The two-year-old, who is said to ‘take after dad Harry’, was born in England in 2019. He now lives with his parents in Harry and Meghan’s new home in LA, where the couple relocated to after stepping back as senior royals.
Archie’s little sister Lilibet Diana arrived in June 2021. She is currently the Queen’s youngest great-grandchild, with her first name Lilibet a sweet tribute to Her Majesty.
Princess Eugenie and husband Jack Brooksbank welcomed their first child, August Brooksbank, in February of this year.
Eugenie is the youngest daughter of Prince Andrew, the Duke of York and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson.
Eugenie gave a nod to Prince Philip when naming her son. His full name is August Philip Hawke Brooksbank, with his first middle name honouring the late Duke of Edinburgh. August is currently 12th in the royal line of succession.
Who are the Queen’s grandchildren?
The Queen has eight grandchildren born from her and Prince Philip’s four children, Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.
The Queen’s grandchildren:
- Prince William
- Prince Harry
- Peter Phillips
- Zara Tindall (nee Phillips)
- Princess Beatrice
- Princess Eugenie
- Lady Louise Windsor
- James Viscount Severn
Princess Anne had two children, Peter and Zara Phillips (now Tindall), with ex husband Mark Phillips.
Prince Andrew shares daughters Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice with ex wife Sarah Ferguson.
Prince Edward shares the youngest of the Queen’s grandchildren with wife Sophie Wessex. These are Lady Louise Windsor and James Viscount Severn.
Lady Louise Windsor, 17, and James Viscount Severn, 13, are the Queen’s youngest grandchildren. They are the only two who have not produced great-grandchildren for the Queen as yet.