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In Remembrance: A Look Back At Queen Elizabeth’s Children & Grandchildren With Her Majesty

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Queen Elizabeth II was more than the longest ruling monarch in British history — she was a pivotal figure, mother, and grandmother. To celebrate her full life and the generations she’s created, take a look back at 20 pictures of the Queen’s children and grandchildren with this inspiring leader.

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Then-Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh hold their eldest son Prince Charles at six months.

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Then-Princess Elizabeth with a one-year-old Prince Charles.

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Then-Princess Elizabeth with her newborn (and only) daughter, Princess Anne.

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Then-Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip hold their two eldest children, Prince Charles and Princess Anne, in Aug 1951.

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The Queen on her coronation day in June 1953.

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Queen Elizabeth II drives a Daimler saloon car with her husband Prince Charles and their daughter Princess Anne as passengers.

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The Queen and husband Philip relax on a picnic blanket with children Anne, Charles, and newborn Andrew at Balmoral in September 1960.

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The Queen holds her youngest child, son Prince Edward, in June 1964.

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Now a family of six, the Queen, Philip, and their children gather at Frogmore.

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The Queen’s late daughter-in-law, Diana, Princess of Wales, holds the hand of her son, Prince William, as they disembark from the Royal Yacht Britannia with Queen Elizabeth II in Scotland in 1985.

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Prince Charles affectionately kisses the hand of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, after she presents him with a prize at polo in Windsor.

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It’s a royal reunion! Princess Beatrice, Queen Elizabeth, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Harry, Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince William, Princess Zarah, Princess Anne, Princess Eugenie, Peter Philips, Prince Andrew, and Tim Lawrence greet crowds on the Queen’s birthday at Clarence house in London in 2001.


Prince Harry and Queen Elizabeth II share a peck of the cheek as they leave St. George's Chapel in Windsor, where the Queen’s grandson, Peter Phillips, and Autumn Kelly were married in May 2008.


Queen Elizabeth II is escorted by grandson Prince William (serving Top Gun vibes) during a visit to RAF Valley in Anglesey, Wales in 2011.


Queen Elizabeth II and granddaughter Princess Beatrice sit together during the QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire in 2012.

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Queen Elizabeth ll, along with her grandsons and their spouses — Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge — stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch a flypast for the centenary of the Royal Air Force in July 2018.

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Prince William, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Harry, and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, attend the wedding of Edward van Cutsem and Lady Tamara Grosvenor at Chester Cathedral in 2004.

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Queen Elizabeth II, and son Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, watch her horse “Balmoral Leia” win the Horse & Hound Mountain & Moorland Supreme In Hand Championship in May 2022.

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Queen Elizabeth II smiles on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping the Colour next to her eldest son Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, great-grandson Prince Louis of Cambridge, granddaughter-in-law Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and great-granddaughter Princess Charlotte of Cambridge in June 2022.

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Queen Elizabeth II and her only daughter, Princess Anne, Princess Royal, are greeted by Chief Executive Debbie Raven and Jonathan Jones, Chair of Trustees, during a visit to the new Thames Hospice building in July 2022.

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