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Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren of Queen Elizabeth II

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This project identifies the grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Queen Elizabeth II, Elizabeth By the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.

Elizabeth II

Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, born 21 April 1926 is the reigning queen and head of state of 16 independent sovereign states known as the Commonwealth realms: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Kitts and Nevis. In addition, as Head of the Commonwealth, she is the figurehead of the 54-member Commonwealth of Nations and, as the British monarch, she is the Supreme Governor of the Church of England. She and her consort Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh have four children, Princess Anne, Prince Charles, Prince Andrew, and, Prince Edward. Queen Elizabeth has eight grandchildren and is expecting her first great-grandchild in late 2010.

Elizabeth plans to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee in 2012, marking 60 years as Queen. Elizabeth could become the longest-lived British head of state (surpassing Richard Cromwell) on 29 January 2012 at age 85, and the longest-reigning monarch in the history of any of her realms as well as the longest-reigning queen regnant in world history (surpassing Queen Victoria, who celebrated her Diamond Jubilee in 1897) on 10 September 2015 at age 89.

Grandchildren

Children of Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise Windsor, Princess Royal

  • Peter Mark Andrew Phillips
  • Zara Anne Elizabeth Phillips

Children of Charles Phillip Arthur George Windsor, Prince of Wales

  • Prince William of Wales
  • Prince Henry of Wales

Children of Prince Andrew, Duke of York

  • Princess Beatrice of York
  • Princess Eugenie of York

Children of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex

  • Lady Louise Windsor
  • James, Viscount Severn

Great-Grandchildren

Children of William of Wales and Kate Middleton

  • Prince George of Cambridge

Children of Peter Phillips and Autumn Phillips

  • Savannah Ann Kathleen Phillips
  • Isla Elizabeth Phillips

Suggested Reading

Diana's Boys: William and Harry and the Mother They Loved by Christopher Andersen. Interesting account of the princes' lives and their close relationship with their mother (and father). The author portrays William as very kind and caring. Includes an excellent selection of black-and-white photographs. Out of print.

William: HRH Prince William of Wales by Peter Archer, photographs by Tim Graham. A biography illustrated with hundreds of color photographs of Prince William at work and play, some of which have never been published.

Prince William: Born to Be King by Richard Buskin. Includes 50 color photos.

William: The Inside Story of the Man Who Will Be King by Nicholas Davies. A biography that examines every side of William's character. (Another version of this book is titled "William: The Rebel Prince.") Out of print.

Prince William by Brian Hoey. Biography. Among the topics discussed are William's gap year abroad; his time at the University of St Andrews; his girlfriends; and his relationships with his father, brother, and Camilla Parker Bowles.

William and Harry: Behind the Palace Walls by Katie Nicholl. Tells the story of the princes' romances, their complex relationship with their father and stepmother, and their military careers. Published in 2010.

William & Harry: The People's Princes by Ingrid Seward. Published in 2009, this joint biography of the royal brothers presents them as "a new breed of royal, as much at home organising a pop concert as they are in full regimental dress uniform." (This appears to be an updated version of the author's 2003 book about the princes.)

Prince William, the Internet and the Tabloids by John A. Taylor. Contemporary celebrity and the monarchy.