At 92 years of age, the Queen has a lot to be proud of in her life. A marriage that has stood the test of time at 70 years and counting, four children who have made her extremely proud with their achievements, and eight grandchildren on whom she dotes.
Now, with the birth of Prince Louis, she is the proud great-grandmother of six little darlings!! Her seventh 'great' is due to arrive sometime in the next few weeks.
But, even though all six of the greats are descended equally from Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, only three are considered “Royal.” As astonishing as it may seem, the other three are actually commoners!
How can that possibly be, you ask? Well, you know the Royals have some unusual regulations and one might say that the rule behind this particular inconsistency could fall into that category. Let's take a look at all six of them and see if we can point to some reasoning behind the seemingly unusual development.
Seven-year-old Savannah Phillips is the Queen’s oldest great-grandchild. She is the granddaughter of Princess Anne. Her parents are Peter Phillips and his wife, Autumn Kelly.
According to This Is Insider, Savannah “is 15th in line for the throne, but doesn't have a royal title because her father doesn't have one. When Peter was born, his parents Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips declined the Queen's offer to give him one. According to the Washington Post, they didn't want a title interfering with his future career. In turn, Savannah is also a commoner and reportedly lives a normal life in London.”
Second-born daughter of Peter and Autumn Phillips is little Isla Phillips, aged six. “Her full name is Isla Elizabeth, likely a tribute to the queen. Like her sister, she doesn't have a royal title but can be spotted at royal events like the Christmas Day church service at Sandringham and the Trooping the Colour parade." Isla is 16th in line for the throne.
Mia Grace Tindall "is the daughter of Mike Tindall, a former rugby union player, and Zara Phillips, only daughter of Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips. Mia, aged four, doesn't have a royal title because her mother, Zara, wasn't given one when she was born. Mia is 18th in line for the throne."
She's an only child for now, but her mum, Zara, is expecting a second child this summer and Mia will become a big sister!
As the future king (he's third in line for the throne), "Prince George is perhaps the most well-known of the queen's great-grandchildren. The four-year-old is the oldest of Prince William and Kate Middleton's three children. He attends Thomas's Battersea in London, where he goes by 'George Cambridge.' He's been known to make some humorous faces when accompanying his parents on royal engagements."
Princess Charlotte, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's second-born child and only daughter, "attends Willcocks Nursery School in Kensington, a nursery school with an all-female staff. At three years old, she's already making an impact as a fashion icon who has mastered the royal wave."
She's also making history as the "first female royal to keep her spot at fourth in line for the throne despite having a younger brother thanks to the Succession to the Crown Act of 2013."
"The newest addition to Prince William and Kate's brood is Prince Louis Arthur Charles, named for Lord Louis Mountbatten. He was born on April 23, 2018, at 11:01 a.m. and weighed eight pounds and seven ounces.
"He won't be at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding, but we'll be seeing a lot more of him when he gets older."
So there you have it. Strange but true! Even though George, Charlotte, and Louis have the exact same amount of "Royal Blood" running through their veins, it's more a matter of the wishes of the parents when it comes to having a title or not.
And although the titles, or lack thereof, differ, there is no doubt that Her Majesty the Queen and Great-Grandpa Philip love them all equally. I mean, come on! They're all absolutely adorable! Don't you agree??
To see who the Queen thinks is "in charge" among her beloved great-grandchildren, be sure to watch the video, below.