Think of Queen Elizabeth II’s grandchildren and Prince William or Prince Harry will most likely come to mind. And although the monarch clearly loves those two very much, apparently she has a favorite grandchild – and it’s neither of them. There are many members of the royal family who prefer to live life outside of the spotlight, in fact. And the Queen has a particular liking for a younger member of that crowd.
The Queen has more grandchildren and great-grandchildren than you might expect. She has eight of the former, in fact, and six of the latter. Among the grandchildren are William and Harry, of course. And there’s also Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall (who bear no titles), Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn.
William and Harry are the sons of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana, and their father is of course heir to the throne. This means that William, the eldest, will take the throne after him. The other grandchildren of the Queen are very unlikely to ever find themselves in the line of succession, especially since Prince William now has three children of his own.