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The Queen’s favourite and least favourite grandchildren


The Queen has seen many new family arrivals during her reign having welcomed four children and eight grandchildren into the monarchy.

According to royal insiders the Queen adores all of her grandchildren dearly, but she reportedly does have her favourites, and by extension, her least favourites.

As the Express reports, the Queen’s oldest grandchild Peter Phillips is actually referred to as “the Queen’s favourite grandchild”.

He is the son of Princess Anne and, like his sister Zara Tindall, doesn’t hold a royal title.

In a show of her love for Peter, the Queen offered to break with tradition and gave him a courtesy title, but his parents declined the offer.

Another contender for the title of the Queen’s favourite grandchild is Zara Tindall.

Speaking to Fabulous Digital, Majesty Magazine editor Ingrid Seward said the Queen enjoys Zara and her family’s down-to-earth personalities and often seeks out their company.

She said: “They are certainly light relief. She can be herself around them.”

The Queen allegedly likes the Tindalls because they are “normal” and free of the “royal dramas”.

Ms Seward added she also relates to Zara well because of her love of horses.

But one of the Queen’s favourites has always been Prince Harry. The pair are often photographed laughing and joking together at royal events.

During her recent statements about the royal exit, the Queen has repeatedly expressed her love and support of the Sussex couple, offering unprecedented insight into how deeply she cares for them.

Many royal experts have expressed shock in how personal and emotional the Queen’s messages about the couple have been in recent weeks.

The Queen has a reputation for placing duty above sentiment throughout her life.

In fact in the past, the Queen said: “There is a motto which has been borne by many of my ancestors – a noble motto, ‘I serve’.”

That mandate has been transferred to the royals highest in the line of succession, meaning Prince Charles, Prince William and ultimately Prince George, have stricter rules to follow to secure the monarchy’s future.

Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Sussex pictured in 2015

Many would assume Prince William to be the Queen’s favourite, but this is reportedly far from the case.

Although he works very closely with his grandmother, and the Queen has spent much of her life mentoring him for the day he will take the throne, the Duke of Cambridge has missed out on being labelled her favourite.

The mentoring has reportedly made the nature of their relationship much more serious than it is with her other grandchildren.

E! News royal correspondent Melanie Bromley said Prince William and the Queen’s relationship is “half family and half business”.

In a similar vein to her relationship with Prince Charles, she has reportedly also seen Prince William as belonging to Britain.

This “business” edge to their relationship was felt in the ITV documentary Our Queen at Ninety which whereby William, alongside his cousins paid tribute to his grandmother.

In the documentary William said: “Growing up, having this figurehead, having this stability above me has been incredible. I have been able to explore, understand, slightly carve my own path.

“I greatly appreciate and value that protection.”

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