The Illustration Of The Queen’s Complicated Relationship To Her Family

Published on 04/27/2020
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Love is a profoundly intimate matter, particularly in family affairs, and the Royal Family is no exception. The Queen is not just a monarch and Head of State, but a woman with her children, and a grandmother, in which each family has its own complex story. 

Longer Than Ever

For 67 years and counting, the Queen has reigned — longer than even her great-great-grandmother. Queen Elizabeth was blessed with children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren at that time. Media pressure happens a lot. Then now, let us look at the relationship between the Queen and every family member, even with the in-laws in the picture.  

Longer Than Ever

A Strong Family Bond

Queen Elizabeth married Prince Philip, her husband in 1947 — that’s over 72 years already! A marriage is a real success in itself, in comparison to all the others they have achieved. The couple brought into this world over four children: Charles, Prince of Wales, the heir of the throne, Anne, Princess Royal, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and the youngest of them, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex. Now all of them had their own families.

A Strong Family Bond

Sister And Aunt

The Queen is not only a wife, mother, and grandmother but also a sister and an aunt. King George VI had only two children: Elizabeth, the older, and Margaret, the younger. And even though Margaret has now, tragically, died, two of her daughters, David and Sarah, had survived. The niece and nephew of the Queen are 20th and 23rd in line for the thrones, in that order. 

Sister And Aunt

A Royal Grandmother

There are eight grandchildren of the Queen and Prince Philip in total, although some are better known than others. Prince William, second on the throne, is known all over the world, and Prince Harry, his younger brother, is just as famous. Prince Harry had been third in line up until recent years. The other grandchildren of the Queen are Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall, children of Princess Anne; Lady Louise Windsor and James Viscount Severns, children of Prince Edward; and Princess Beatrice of York and Princess Eugenie of York, daughters of Prince Andrew. 

A Royal Grandmother

Who’s Her Favorite

Whenever you ask your grandparents, who were their favorites, the look with a glint in their eyes, guaranteeing all are loved the same way — but we all know that love and favoritism are two very distinct things. Prince Charles was claimed to be the favorite grandchild of the Queen. Both shared a special connection that gave the Prince great comfort as he mourned the death of his wife, Princess Diana. 

Who’s Her Favorite

Learning The Ropes

As the Queen’s mother, Queen Elizabeth plays a big part in her grandchildren’s lives, especially the future heir, William. She has taken an active interest in the schooling of Prince William since she knew he would be the King someday. The Queen was known to have a relaxed approach towards Prince Harry; on the other hand, with less focus on royal obligations — and both were seen talking and laughing on frequently. 

Learning The Ropes

The Royal Princesses

Their cousins, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie sharing the same spotlight with the Princes, William, and Harry. Both of these are famous socialites and fashion icons, which have splashed in the nation. Their looks and way of life have intrigued the general public and won many devoted fans, and have wanted their grandmother’s favorite? 

The Royal Princesses

The Latest Additions

The children of Prince Edward, Wessex’s Earl, and his wife Sophia, Countess of Wessex, continued the list of their grandchildren. The couple’s daughter, Lady Louise Windsor, was born in 2003, and Viscount Severn, her younger brother James, was born in 2007. Both are the Queen’s youngest grandchildren, and the youngest are usually the favorites of any family. Many grandchildren are yet to be seen, so we shouldn’t worry about it so far.               

The Latest Addition

A Growing Family Tree

It may seem like multiple names, but we’re still not done. The reign of the Queen had been a long one and continues to grow with the growth of her family with the addition of several grandchildren. Prince William, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis, Prince Harry’s son, Archie are the grandchildren of the Queen. Mia Grace, Lena Elizabeth, Savannah, and Isla are also present. The great-grandchildren are still very young, but their future is promising.

A Growing Family Tree

Heir to the Throne

After his father, Prince Charles, Prince William is second in line on the throne, and you might assume that he is his grandmother’s favorite. Since William was born, they spent a lot of time together, and he was much prepared to be a King one day. Both are somewhat goofy with one another, one that determines their special bond. They’re grandmother and grandson, but they’re also Monarch and Future Monarch; however, it does not seem to make him the favorite.

Heir to the Throne

Prince Harry And His Gran

William’s younger brother Prince Harry also has his unique bond with the Queen. There were even reports that he was the favorite, and it’s not difficult to see why. She had photos of her family members on display in the Queen’s Christmas Message in 2017—but only one of her grandchildren included in the picture. It’s Prince Harry! Prince William and Kate didn’t even cut!   

Prince Harry And His Gran

Fond Of Each Other

Prince Harry was once third in line for the Throne, but he has stepped back a bit of succession since the birth of his nieces and nephews. His relationship with his grandmother was, therefore, not as intense or professional as her connection with William. Both Harry and Lizzie are seen laughing and joking around, and they seem to like each other a lot — which has speculated that he has been her favorite for a long time.  

Fond Of Each Other

Promoting the Games

In a 2016 clip, Prince Harry and the Queen urged the Invictus Games to capture a beautiful American video. One of the scenes you probably recall in the video is the iconic mic drop of Prince Harry. Invictus Games will allow military personnel to compete with the wounded, sick, and injured, and the Queen will have an excellent time to film the videos. 

Promoting the Games

Harry and Meghan

In many ways, the Royal Family can be quite similar to other families, though in some cases, very unique. Social gatherings and holiday meals still need to follow protocol, and even Royal spouses need to be invited to join. The wife of Prince Harry, Meghan, was invited in 2017 at Christmas causing a significant break from the tradition, stirring rumors that, indeed, Harry could be the favorite.

Harry and Meghan

The Queen’s Favorite

Not only is she the Queen and the Head of State, but she’s also the Head of the Church of England, and the church’s background is complicated, to say the least, with divorce. Traditionally, the Queen has avoided weddings, in which both sides were divorced like Prince Charles ‘ union with the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla. Yet Prince Harry’s wedding with Meghan Markle — who was divorced before she married the Prince, defied the queen’s tradition. So, more fuel on the rumors fire that Harry’s the favorite!

The Queen’s Favorite

Poking Fun

The Queen is approached with the utmost respect, a royal tradition — The Royal family evades messing with Her Majesty, but Prince Harry does not seem to be involved. Harry’s silly comments about his grandmother mentioning that it was impossible to shop for her and no one would have the guts to say that. Which in itself is a tamed remark, it’s still not common to have such a lighter spirit about the Queen and Harry’s running for the favorite position at this point. 

Poking Fun

Closer To Gran

Princess Diana, their mother, died when Harry and William were little. William was 15, and Harry was 12. This tragic event brought them closer to their grandma, who, after their mother’s death, was there for them. And besides, they were only kids, and after this dark and traumatic period, they needed love and support. For her grandsons, the Queen was there when they needed her most, establishing a special bond between the Princes.                        

Closer To Gran

The Queen And Meghan

In public, spending time with the Queen, Prince Harry’s wife, Meghan, now the Duchess of Sussex, are seen as though they were already best friends. The Queen seems to have welcomed Meghan to her family and heart. Within a month, after Prince Harry’s wedding, Meghan and the Queen were seen together in public.  

The Queen And Meghan

A Competition

The only daughter of the queen, Princess Anne, has two children: Zara Tindall and Peter Phillips. Zara, though not in the worlds of fashion and high society, has seen her fair share of the spotlight too. Zara competed in the 2012 Olympics and won silver in London. She inherited the passion for horses of her grandmother and won many competitions – enough to make herself the favorite?    

A Competition

The Commoners

Though Zara and Peter’s mother is a princess, like their cousins, they didn’t possess a royal title. This is because only children of a prince are given the title Prince or Princess, according to royal custom. But once the queen gave them both a “courtesy title” they were given a chance. This is a generous offer, which might make somebody a favorite, but the two of them agreed, in the end, to refuse, rather than live with such royal titles.

The Commoners

Normal Life

Peter Phillips declined the offer of the “courtesy title” as was his younger sister, Zara. Instead, he chose to live a healthy private life for a man whose grandmother is the Queen, at least as often as possible. Peter worked for several jobs, obtained university education, and raised his own family, a life that every independent individual could lead. It could not come as a shock to hear others claiming he is the Queen’s favorite grandchild!

Normal Life

A Unique Bond

Anyway, who is Peter Phillips? He was born on November 15, 1977. He is the only son of Princess Anne, the Queen’s only daughter, and also the firstborn of the descendants of the Queen. Peter may not get the same publicity as some other members of the Royal Family, but he is all the same with his grandmother in a unique and close relation. They were in Balmoral, Sandringham, Windsor when he and his sister were young and spent time with the Queen. In Buckingham Palace halls, was where their childhood memories happened most of the time. 

A Unique Bond

A Cup Of Tea

Peter adores his grandmother like most of us. He spoke about her with love and admiration. She received respect for her position as the United kingdom monarch and head of the Royal Family. Both of them spend time together to enjoy a cup of tea and talk about their lives. Nonetheless, things weren’t always that nice — in his days, Peter has caused a few controversies and left him in bad terms with the Queen.  

A Cup Of Tea

Strict Protocols

Peter’s changed a lot after growing up in the royal palaces as a little child. Although Peter did not have the title, “Prince,” his place in the Royal Family, specifically his wedding, was the major public interest. These are the strict protocols for royal weddings. The Palace permits only official statements and photographs of the monarch, and everything must be authorized in advance – however, when Peter was married, he had other thoughts. 

Strict Protocols

Wedding Snaps

In 2008, Peter married the Canadian actress and model Autumn Patricia Phillips, his beloved. As the Queen approved the match, she definitely would not have supported Peter’s scheme if she did know. Peter had made a deal with the tabloids with £500,000, offering Hello an exclusive wedding snap without his gran’s knowledge! Photos of the other Royals and not just the happy couple. 

Wedding Snaps

The Queen Was Not Pleased

Peter and Autumn’s wedding photos were printed, so it came as a surprise to the Queen and also to the Palace. The Queen is not pleased to discover that, and it is tough to envision. The Queen is Head of State and takes the protocols of the Palace as the government very seriously. They said the Queen was not a “football wife” she wasn’t supposed to be shown on a tabloid magazine so nonchalantly.                            

The Queen Was Not Pleased

A Private Occasion

Neither was the rest of the Royal Family amused. Having discovered their new girlfriends appeared in the wedding photos, Princes Harry and William were upset. The princes decided to use the wedding as an opportunity to introduce to their grandmother their girlfriends, Kate Middleton and Chelsy Davy. Still, they thought that the decision of Peter ruined this personal and private chance.

A Private Occasion

In Good Terms

The Queen had been in good terms again with Peter for some time, and the whole thing was seemingly overlooked. A beautiful baby girl, Savanah, was born just a few years after the wedding of Peter and his spouse, Autumn. It seems that this particular moment resolves the matters and that the Queen was ecstatic about the new addition to the family. 

In Good Terms

Out Of The Limelight

In 2012, they had their second daughter, Isla Elizabeth. They began to detach from the limelight and lead their own lives in anonymity around this time. Maybe Peter learned his lesson from his wedding photo controversies, although he’s mostly caught up with his family, which he demonstrated with an exceptional event a few years later.  

Out Of The Limelight

The Patron’s Lunch

A special event for the Queen’s birthday was held at Patron’s Lunch, where Peter played a big part in putting everything together. It marked his grandmother’s special day and highlighted her remarkable role as a monarch. As the Patron’s Lunch board members, Prince Harry and Prince William were involved, but Peter was the one to pull it together and make it happen — precisely what a favorite would do. 

The Patron’s Lunch

The First Grandchild

The Queen is, therefore, very close to Prince William and Prince Harry, with both of which they have a unique relationship but may not be the favorites. The Queen’s grandson, Peter, claimed the spot in the final count. With all things considered. One fact of the matter is that Peter is the first grandchild of the queen, which should never be disregarded, and it was Peter who made her a grandma; also, he’s the longest-known grandchild of all. It shows that they had made a special bond together. 

The First Grandchild

A Surprising Outcome

Perhaps it’s a complete surprise that the Queen’s favorite isn’t one of her well-known grandchildren, such as Prince William and Prince Harry, but it doesn’t matter that we could predict such things, and that doesn’t mean that all her grandchildren did not receive love from the Queen. Yet we got to ask: who doesn’t love a big and fancy birthday party after Peter had put the Patron’s Lunch together? The Queen spends a long time with Prince William and Prince Harry, although this is a special event. 

A Surprising Outcome

The Beloved Child

So who is her favorite child, if Peter is the favorite grandchild of the Queen? Many years ago, it was said that her second son, Andrew, is the Queen’s beloved child. Andrew is the first child of the Queen to be born since the start of her reign. Less than a century earlier, the last queen to give birth was Victoria. In the Falklands War, she spoke confidently about his service. 

The Beloved Child

The Best-Loved Great-Grandchild

The latest among the grandchildren of Queen Elizabeth, which added seven to the total, was Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, the son of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. However, for the grandchildren, it is still the early days — they are all very young and have yet to form a bond with their grandmother.   

The Best-Loved Great-Grandchild

Word On The Street

All of this is conjecture, of course, because the Queen never admitted that she had a favorite — but it’s human nature to have favorites, and Queen Elizabeth is just like everyone else. Based on many outlets ‘ speculation and evidence from public events, Peter would seem to stand out as the preferred grandchild. Still, Lizzie’s affection for her whole family is, of course, unquestioned. 

Word On The Street

A Mother’s Love

A mother’s love for her children is a little more personal and, while the Queen is a public figure, she keeps her family life anonymous as possible.  There are many demands for the Queen on her time, so when he was young, Prince Charles spoke about the absence of his mother.  His brothers and sister, on the other hand, spoke affectionately as they were growing up regarding their mother’s warmth and love.

A Mother’s Love

Queen At Twenty-Five

Princess Elizabeth had not been born as the heir to the throne, and she was practically third in line for most of her life. Then she became second in line with her grandfather’s death when she was only ten. The throne was taken by her uncle, the eldest son. But it was a short reign since shortly afterward; he ascended to the throne. His younger brother, the father of Elizabeth, had become the King. In 1952, after her father died, when she was just twenty-five, Elizabeth took the throne.                   

Queen At Twenty-Five

Fighting For Her Country

When World War II broke out, Princess Elizabeth was only 14, and she wanted to fight for her country. She was too young, but it shows that her country was always loved by the Queen.     

Fighting For Her Country

Queen’s  Nickname

Gammy, Nona, Grandma — people have more names than we can count for their grandparents. While most of the Queen’s grandchildren lovingly name her Granny, two exceptions seem to be discovered. William could not quite pronounce “Granny” when he was still rather young —and Lizzie had another nickname from him, which is “Gary.” In the footsteps of William, Kate Middleton said her son, George, called the Queen with the cute “Gan Gan” nickname. 

Queen’s  Nickname

A Happy Tradition

Everyone has this “birthday week” buddy, and the Queen is taking the opportunity twice a year to celebrate her birthday. It’s only another bonus of being the leader. She’s born in the gloomy month of April, so in a brighter month like May or June, she decided to celebrate as per her family tradition. It sounds like a great deal to us, as other monarchs did the same thing! 

A Happy Tradition

Unhealthy Marriage

After 12 years of marriage, the news is said to upset the Queen by Peter’s separation with his wife, Autumn. Many reports stated that Autumn’s announcement was also a shock to Peter. Nonetheless, there were also suggestions that their divorce is amicable amid years of an unhealthy marriage. The two of them said they had a “conscious uncoupling,” but they don’t intend to end the divorce soon.  

Unhealthy Marriage

Friendly Advice

Autumn is the cause of concern, as her children may return to Canada with her — something that the Queen will not want her grandchildren or her relatives to happen. Moreover, in the end, it didn’t happen. The Queen’s eldest granddaughter, Zara is said to be close to Autumn. The two talked about it and Autumn agreed not to leave the country.

Friendly Advice

Still Part Of The Family

Due to their close proximity, Zara and the autumn became close friends. Both are living on Gatcombe Park, the estate of Princess Anne, and their daughters are near as well. So it is not surprising to hear that Autumn has considered moving home to Canada — after all, living with your ex can not be easy. However, it is reported that Zara told Autumn that, no matter what happened, she is still one of her family. 

Still Part Of The Family

Family First

She and Peter both opted to stay in the country following their separation and despite the Canadian citizenship of Autumn. They seem to put their children first and want to be their girls ‘ best friends.  Autumn’s rule may be completely unrelated, but it came at a time when their family rift and a move to Canada has been the talk concerning Prince Harry, another Queen’s beloved grandson, and his wife, Meghan.  

Family First

Change Topic

The global news that Harry and Meghan had moved to Canada made Autumn and Peter’s split gain less attention. It’s said the pair had been unhappy before, and they might use it as a way to publicize the breakup. 2020 has just started, and the Queen’s grandchildren have already splashed the headlines.  However, the news between Autumn and Peter might cause less commotion with Harry and Meghan’s significant declaration.                   

Change Topic

Choice Of Favorite

What effect can this news have on the Queen’s choice of favorite? Then again, all changes, including personal relationships happen. They will no longer be as close to Harry and Meghan because they are too far to catch up quite so often. In Peter’s situation, though, time will tell how his latest news will affect his relationship with the family.  

Choice Of Favorite

Affection With Charles

One of the mysterious royal relationships was undoubtedly between The Queen and her son, Prince Charles. Most assume that the two have never succeeded in having the expected connection. It was not a minor factor because when Charles was still very young, Elizabeth began her royal responsibilities. Nonetheless, experts believed that Charles had a closer relationship with his nursery staff and his grandmother. At her funeral in 2002, he paid her a heartfelt tribute.    

Affection With Charles

Queen’s Disappointment

The situation between Prince Charles and Late Princess Diana was complicated for Queen Elizabeth II. The pair appeared not to be on the same page from day one onwards, and they drifted apart further. The Queen has been able to avoid expressing her views on the problems at every possible opportunity, despite that both sides allegedly cheat on each other. But experts can only conclude that the Queen has been left with a disappointment.

Queen’s Disappointment

The Queen Almost Disapproved

It had so many twists and loops. It was a saga. Prince Charles has been extremely unpredictable to Camilla. While he seems to have made his way with the Duchess of Cornwall, their sacred union seems not to have been accepted by the Queen. Eventually, even though they were both divorced, she did not stand in the way of the couple’s romance. “She’s made our father very happy,” Harry stated. Charles and Camilla legally tied the knot to a registry office on April 9th, 2005. 

The Queen Almost Disapproved

The Queen And Kate

The Queen has a strong bond with Prince William, his grandson, and Kate Middleton, no lie there. In reality, it’s much more than that, though. Ingrid Seward informed Majesty Magazine that after Peter and Autumn have been confirmed to no longer be together and that Elizabeth II could potentially order the pair’s further assistance. “I think that if she didn’t have them, she’d say so: ‘ Goodness, it just comes to nothing after 70 years on her throne, ‘” said Seward.  

The Queen And Kate

Not So Complexed Anymore

The understatement of the century would be to say that the Queen’s bond with Harry and Meghan is complicated. Although some wondered why the Queen was so lenient to Meghan. There were even occasions where she opposed the Duchess of Sussex unexpectedly. The Queen was also believed to have been extremely “disappointed” when Harry and Meghan wanted to go away from their royal family on their very first Christmas.

Not So Complexed Anymore

She Didn’t Attend Archie’s Christening

The idea that the child’s birth brings families closer together is widely accepted. However, the reverse effect seems to have been triggered when baby Archie was born. It turns out that despite having been seen on photo shoots, the Queen did not take part in the baptism of Harry and Meghan’s son. In comparison, Elizabeth II attended other grandchildren’s ceremonies. It’s all the more surprising that the Queen reportedly was planning for Meghan’s 38th birthday party at the same time. 

She Didn’t Attend Archie’s Christening

Bending Her Rules For Meghan

And what adds to the conflicting signals, Meghan Markle was sent by the Queen was her willingness to bend the rules – which has utterly baffled the mass media. The Queen allegedly allowed Meghan to join the family Christmas dinner before Meghan had married Harry, which was traditionally granted only to family members. Harry became the first royal in the church to wed a divorcee. The Queen was in command of that …

Bending Her Rules For Meghan

The Queen’s Strict Side

Although, in many ways, the Queen was very wary of Meghan, there were other cases in which she was very stern. For starters, she didn’t give access to her Royal jewelry collection to the Duchess of Sussex. ” There was this row in which Meghan chose this particular necklace,” stated Harry, ‘”Meghan is having what Meghan wants, ” and the queen turned and said, “oh, no, she doesn’t. ” “I decide the jewels from the Royal Collection should be worn.”

The Queen’s Strict Side

Harry And Meghan’s Decision

Their decision to step down as “senior members” of the Royal Family, was bound to upset the Queen. After releasing a social media statement, The Queen reflected on the report, stating that Harry and Meghan’s desire to create a new life as a young family was fully supportive of the family. Prince Charles is considered to be “livid” about him, though. Sources reported that the Queen was “hurt” by the news in person. 

Harry And Meghan’s Decision

Make The Queen Proud

Harry and Meghan have made it crystal clear on the contrary that they still have the desire to make The Queen proud. Experts have doubted their loyalty to Elizabeth II with their decision to step down as senior royal figures. The pair have since doubled their role and said they are as faithful to “Her Majesty, The Queen” as ever. Time’s going to tell if they’re genuine. 

Make The Queen Proud

A Hard Time For The Queen

In the news about the separation between Peter and Autumn, the Queen is said to be very disturbed. Three of the four children of the Queen’s family are divorced, and now her grandchildren seem to be doing the same thing. However, that’s not the actual reason. It turns out it was not only Peter, who was a favorite of the Queen but also his wife Autumn. They are both said to be close, and to remove a friend from the household must be a hard time for the Queen.        

A Hard Time For The Queen

Taking A Break

The Royal Family may seem, in some days, to have fallen apart. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle first revealed their decision to move to Canada as royal workers and then the declaration of the separation between Peter and Autumn. Some say that the decision by Harry and Meghan gives Autumn the courage to leave the family, given the sacrifices that it had caused to become the first and foremost part of the family.

Taking A Break

Long-Distance Affair

In 2003, Peter met Autumn at the Montreal Grand Prix. They started dating at first by long-distance; then Peter proposed after a short time.  This seemed like a beautiful fairytale with sacrifices made. Autumn had been born as a Roman Catholic, but to become a Royal, she had to convert to the Church of England — a royal tradition of many years.  Autumn made the change, and the two of them were married.

Long-Distance Affair

A Royal Surprise

Maybe Peter and Autumn’s relationship’s most shocking thing is that she didn’t even first learn he was a part of the Royal Family! We have to ask how that didn’t come up earlier in the discussion. She just figured out about her boyfriend’s family when she moved to England. It seems to be by accident that she saw Peter at the 21st birthday of Prince William — while watching television with her mother! “What did you get into, you?” Her mother asked, and maybe the same thing she thought.

A Royal Surprise

A Glass Of Milk

Life goes on for Peter, amid the ups and downs. He keeps working, sometimes having the weirdest job. He has been recently found in advertisements — for a Chinese-based milk manufacturer! He claimed to be “Peter Phillips, a member of the British Royal Family,” and he spoke about Jersey cows, his youth, and drinking glasses of milk. But not all purchased it — Darren McGrady, former chef of Princess Diana, fired back. He said, “A couple of days at Christmas and a weekend at the Easter,” that Peter might have enjoyed some occasional glass of milk.  

A Glass Of Milk


Prince William has been married to Kate Middleton for nearly a decade now! Wow. But things have changed for them fairly recently. Does it have anything to do with the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle?

The Relationship Dynamics Of William And Kate Has Changed… All Thanks To Harry And Meghan

William And Kate’s Relationship Has Changed Completely

Ups And Downs

William and Kate had gone through a lot of ups and downs before they tied the knot at long last. They had been students at the University of St. Andrews when they met. He first noticed the charming young lady at a charity fashion show!

Ups And Downs

Ups And Downs

At Long Last

When they started to go out, they had many things to overcome. She was thrust into the spotlight and lodged a complaint about the harassment. It even led to their break up in 2007. They later got back together and got married at Westminster Abbey a decade after their first meeting.

At Long Last

At Long Last

The Married Life

The two of them decided to start a new chapter of their lives together. They began their own family with the birth of George in 2013. Despite this, Kate and William have never been that physically affectionate.

The Married Life

The Married Life

No PDA

There is a reason they are not very touchy. For one thing, they are almost always at work. They do not think it is proper to be touchy-feely at work. When the cameras are there, you won’t see much PDA.

No PDA

No PDA

Official Photos

“The Duke and Duchess are almost always seen in photographs taken during official engagements, so they are at ‘work,’ and it would be unprofessional to hold hands,” HELLO!’s Emily Nash explained during a 2017 interview. She also said, “They also need to shake hands with a huge number of people as they meet them, so aside from being on duty, it wouldn’t be very practical!”

Official Photos

Official Photos

Sporting Events Are Different

“We know [the Duke and Duchess] are very affectionate and that sometimes comes across during more lighthearted moments, at sporting events or similar, but you wouldn’t expect them to put that on show while in more formal situations,” another one said. This was taken during the 2012 London Olympics.

Sporting Events Are Different

Sporting Events Are Different

New Couple In Town

In 2017, it felt like something changed for William and Kate. But what could it be? Some believe that the dynamic change has to do with the relationship between Harry and Meghan. Let us see if this was really true.

New Couple In Town

New Couple In Town

Harry And Meghan

Now, there is no way you have never seen a photo of the new couple in town holding hands. In July 2018, this photo of their intense lip-lock was taken at a polo match. Most people were thrilled!

Harry And Meghan

Harry And Meghan

A Fresh Modern Approach

“Meghan and Prince Harry holding hands at a royal engagement is a refreshingly modern approach to their new role both as a couple and as representatives of the royal family,” Myka Meier let People know.

Screenshot 1

A Fresh Modern Approach

Royal PDA

She claimed that PDA is simply a matter of preference for each couple and is also likely dependent on the nature of the event.” Charles and Camilla lock hands often but “a more serious engagement would warrant a more serious level of professionalism, which each royal is sure to follow.”

Royal PDA

Royal PDA

Professionalism

Professionalism is very important. Sally Bedell-Smith said in Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life that the Queen and Prince Philip do not have a showy relationship: “In the manner of the upper class, neither of them were physically demonstrative.”

Professionalism

Professionalism

Unexpected Display

In October 2018, William and Kate were able to surprise just about everyone out there by showing lots of PDA. At the time, the Duchess had only finished her maternity leave after giving birth to Prince Louis.

Unexpected Display

Unexpected Display

Quite Unusual For The Pair

Prince William and Kate attended the Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit held in London. Many took note of the way he placed his hand on her back and leg. Yes, royal fans are very observant people!

Unexpected Display

Quite Unusual For The Pair

A Rarity

A couple of days later, they went to the wedding of his cousin, Princess Eugenie. They were noticeably affectionate. Kirsten Aiken took to Twitter to update us all: “Commentary team oohs and aahs over an apparently rare PDA by William and Kate (mind you, they’re only holding hands!).”

A Rarity

A Rarity

Body Language

A body language interpreter called Jud James said, “They managed to outdo Harry and Meghan here.” She also told Daily Mirror, “Kate reached across to place a hand on the arm of her husband’s chair, and he put his own hand over it in a very romantic gesture.”

Body Language

Body Language

Sweet Smiles

“Kate seems to have increased in confidence here at their first public outing together since the birth, and William is unusually tactile, flashing some sweet “pinging” smiles at his wife to suggest he’s incredibly pleased to have her back at his side,” she also told Daily Express.

Sweet Smiles

Sweet Smiles

Competition

But why were they acting this way all of a sudden? An article in Daily Mirror claimed that it might have been “prompted by the very tactile displays from Harry and Meghan.” What do you think?

Competition

Competition

Hoping To Shine Brighter

Some thought that they were getting competitive now that there was a new couple in town. After Princess Eugenie got hitched, it was suggested that William and Kate tried to outdo Harry and Meghan.

Hoping To Shine Brighter

Hoping To Shine Brighter

The Girls

There were rumors regarding the couples. In 2018, tabloids and gossip magazines said that the two ladies had a discussion They say it was about the bridesmaid dress for Princess Charlotte and that Kate wound up crying , but good thing they worked it all out now!

Bad Blood

The Girls

Moving Away

The supposed sitaution even made it to the headlines. In November 2018, the press reported that Harry and Meghan had plans to leave Kensington Palace. An unknown source told the Daily Mail that this change was prompted by a discussion between the two ladies.

Moving Away

Moving Away

Not Getting Along

Later that month, one source informed The Sun that the issue was actually with the brothers. This guy said that the princes were the ones who just could not get along. So which was it?

Not Getting Along

Not Getting Along

From Different Worlds

A “close friend of the Cambridges” claimed that the women do not get along. This person even said, “Kate and Meghan are very different people. They don’t really get on.” It is not all that surprising, right?

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From Different Worlds

Behind Closed Doors

Despite all these reports and claims, the truth is that only the royals know about it. Kensington Place does not tell us everything that goes on. This is why most reports are about body language and PDA.

Behind Closed Doors

Behind Closed Doors

Bonding Between Ladies

Look below. This was taken when they got together for 2018 Christmas. Kate and Meghan look happy at the time. “See how they’re laughing [and] how they’re all walking in sync?” Patti Wood informed Marie Claire, “It’s really difficult to do that if you really, really don’t like somebody.”

Bonding Between Ladies

Bonding Between Ladies

The Significance Of Accessories

Can you believe that even accessories are meaningful when it comes to stuff like this? If the bag is near their partner, it probably means that they are distancing themselves from their spouse for now.

The Signifigance Of Accessories

The Significance Of Accessories

A Good Sign

Take a look at the Duchess of Cambridge here. Instead of linking hands with William, she kept her bag in the space between them. This is good for Meghan, as it means that nothing is between the two ladies!

A Good Sign

A Good Sign

Making An Effort

No doubt, Kate was putting in the effort to get along with Meghan. As you can see, the Duchess of Cambridge chose to be more accessible to Meghan than William in this photo! Aren’t you glad to see it?

Making An Effort

Making An Effort

Mere Speculation

In 2019, the supposed rifts between the two ladies made headlines. In fact, it even caught the attention of Sarah “Fergie” Ferguson herself! Let us find out what the Duchess of York had to say about this issue.

Mere Speculation

Mere Speculation

Always Compared

In the past, the Duchess of York was compared very often to Princess Diana. She has decided to discuss this matter with Hello magazine. In an open letter, she said, “It seems that online, anything goes.”

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Always Compared

Pitting Women Against Each Other

“Women, in particular, are constantly pitted against and compared with [one another] in a way that reminds me of how people tried to portray Diana and me all the time as rivals, which is something neither of us ever really felt,” Fergie said. She went on, “People feel licensed to say things online that they would never dream of saying to someone’s face. And that encourages others to pile in.”

Pitting Women Against Each Other

Pitting Women Against Each Other

No Concrete Evidence

Take note that we have honestly not seen evidence for any tension between Meghan and Kate or Harry and William. Keep in mind that there are times when people just make up stories as they go!

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No Concrete Evidence

Another Royal Couple

There is one more royal couple we should not forget about. Camilla and Charles are quite fond of PDA as well. They even appeared on the Vanity Fair cover page in December 2018. She had her hand on his leg in the photo!

No Concrete Evidence

Another Royal Couple

Some Tweaks To The Rules

Apart from that, a lot of people speculate that Charles would stray from tradition when it is time for him to take over the throne. It sounds like the Royal family is now warming up to current mores and norms.

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Some Tweaks To The Rules

Changing Times

“Times have changed. Charles is still so besotted with Camilla – even after all these years – that it would be hard for him not to show his natural affection,” Penny Junor said when she was interviewed by Good Housekeeping.

Changing Times

Changing Times

And The Award Goes To

Despite all of this, there is no doubt that Harry and Meghan are the most showy couple the royal family has at the moment. When they went on an Australasian tour, they remained as touchy as always.

And The Award Goes To

And The Award Goes To

Most Affectionate

Harry did not even hesitate to hold her hand when they attended this tour. Of course, they clapped politely during the events. Even when she did that, Meghan chose not to take her arm away from his!

Most Affectionate

Most Affectionate

Complaints

We actually adore it, but not everyone feels the same way about it. “For the love of God, could they stop holding hands? They’re not on a date, they’re carrying out official business!” one Mumsnet user said.

Complaints

Complaints

Growing Even Closer

James suggested that the new closeness between Kate and William happened thanks to the birth of their third child. “Their smiles together have changed, and their affection and love signals are much more intense and open than ever before, suggesting the birth of their third child has somehow thrown them back into the honeymoon stage,” she said when she spoke to Daily Express.

Growing Even Closer

Growing Even Closer

Not Just Them

The two of them are not the only ones to get closer after having a child. Meghan and Harry still look very in love in public. They even shared a private moment when they visited the Whakarewarewa Forest during the royal tour. Here is the lovely photo that Prince Harry took of Meghan. How sweet is that?

Not Just Them

Not Just Them

Thanks To The Kids

We do not think that anything will work better to bring a couple even closer. The addition of a baby worked for both William and Kate as well as Harry and Meghan! Babies are truly magical.

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Thanks To The Kids

Doesn’t Mean Anything

While Prince William and Kate have always been more reserved, there is no doubt that they are in love. A relationship might not have much PDA, but this is not exactly uncommon even among commoners.

Doesn't Mean Anything

Doesn’t Mean Anything

Over 70 Years

If you want an example, let us redirect you to Prince Philip and the Queen. They almost never touch in public, but they are still happily together seven decades later. We do not need more evidence than this!

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Over 70 Years

The Kids Included

It might not be all that common for them to be touchy, but does the same thing apply to parents and kids? While it is not always the same, parents do not get too affectionate with their little ones either.

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The Kids Included

Parents And Kids

It is not all that different now either. When the Queen and Prince Philip returned after traveling for a few months, they only greeted Prince Charles with a handshake. He was only 5 years old back then!

Parents And Kids

Parents And Kids

Princess Diana

This was what made Princess Diana so special. The ex-wife of Prince Charles was someone who liked to get involved in the lives of her kids. She liked spending time with them and was applauded for this.

Princess Diana

Princess Diana

Affectionate Royal

Diana was simply good with kids. She knelt down to look them in the face while talking to them. Ingrid Seward from Majesty said, “Their smiles together have changed, and their affection and love signals are much more intense and open than ever before, suggesting the birth of their third child has somehow thrown them back into the honeymoon stage.” She also said, “The royal family used to say that everyone had to be deferential to them. But Diana said, ‘If someone [could] be nervous of you, or you’re speaking to a very young child or a sick person, get yourself on their level.’”

Affectionate Royal

Affectionate Royal

With Their Children

Just so you know, Kate and William are both affectionate with the kids in public. They have no issues carrying, holding, touching, and playing with the little angels. This photo was taken in 2017. You can see the entire family laughing together at the Trooping the Color ceremony! Aww.

With Their Children

With Their Children

Parenting Style

We are glad to hear that William and Kate are very open with the kids. In 2017, William had this to say to CALMzine: “Catherine and I are clear that we want both George and Charlotte to grow up feeling able to talk about their emotions and feelings.”

Parenting Style

Parenting Style

Communication Is Key

“Over the past year, [Kate and I] have visited a number of schools together where we have been amazed listening to children talk about some quite difficult subjects in a really clear and emotionally articulate way – something most adults would struggle with,” the Duke went on. No doubt, it is serious for him.

Communication Is Key

Communication Is Key

New Generation

Prince William also said, “Seeing [these children] has really given me hope that things are changing and that there is a generation coming up who find it normal to talk openly about their emotions. Emotional intelligence is key for us all to deal with the complexities of life and relationships.”

New Generation

New Generation

Just Be Kids

For sure, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will talk to the kids about PDA when they reach a certain age in the future. At the moment, they will simply let the children be children.

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Just Be Kids

A Friend

Kate and Meghan’s relationship was quite fragile. Meghan thought Kate would welcome her into the Royal family with open arms, but sadly that isn’t exactly what happened.

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A Friend

A Third Baby

Meghan joined the family when Kate was pregnant with Louis, her and William’s third child. Kate must have been so caught up in the birth of her son, she failed to realize she was supposed to be Meghan’s guide into mastering the art of becoming a royal.

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A Third Baby

Photoshoots

It seems that the family is getting along just fine. They take photoshoots as a big clan every few months. Everyone is always grinning from ear to ear. Take a look at Prince Charles and Prince Louis’ hilarious interaction.

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Photoshoots

Growing Up

Each year, Kate and William put together a Christmas card with the help of the Royal family photographer. Their children stay out of the public eye, so this gives us a look into their private lives.

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Growing Up

The Official Account

The Royals recently took a trip- this sweet photo was taken of Prince William and his adorable three children. The monarchy posted this photo on their Instagram account.

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The Official Account

The Most Recent

This photo was taken during Christmastime in 2019. Prince George is 6 and Queen Elizabeth is 93! This is the most recent public photograph on the Internet of the family.

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The Most Recent

Private School

Princess Charlotte is thoroughly enjoying private school with her brother. This sweet photo was taken of the siblings on their first day of school in September. Their little uniforms are too cute!

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Private School

New Parents

Do you think it is true that William and Kate got touchier thanks to Meghan and Harry? If so, there are things the latter could learn from the former too. Maybe they need some parenting tips in exchange!

New Parents

New Parents

Kneeling Down

Harry and Meghan have adopted the technique that his mother used to employ with kids before. We are talking about none other than that “kneeling to meet a child at their eye level” technique! How nice.

Kneeling Down

Kneeling Down

A Child Of Their Own

Prince Harry and Meghan interacted with a lot of kids when they toured Australia. Perhaps this was their opportunity to see what kind of parents they would be like. We hope they remain as touchy even with a child in the household!

A Child Of Their Own

A Child Of Their Own

A Member

Although all of the people criticizing their every move must have been really hard, they acted like professionals. No matter how hard it got, they always acted very professional in public.

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A Member

United

No matter the issue they were facing, Meghan and Harry always stood united. Their love for each other was quite evident. Although William was worried about Meghan’s role in the family, she is fitting in just fine.

United

He’s The Problem

A source said, “He will brook no criticism of Meghan and he is so sensitive he often sees criticism or negativity where there isn’t any.” Many critics blame Harry for all of the drama surrounding the new woman in the family.

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He’s The Problem

Protecting Her

Some people claim that since Harry wasn’t able to protect his mom, he makes sure to protect his wife. Diana received just as many criticisms as Meghan, if not more. Harry couldn’t do anything for his mom, so he tries to step in for Meghan.

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Protecting Her

A Popular Hat

How sweet is this photo of Harry and baby Archie on the couple’s recent trip to Canada? After this photo was posted on social media, Archie’s hat sold out in England and the U.S.!

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A Popular Hat

Back To Work

Harry and Meghan are excited beyond belief to be the parents of little baby Archie. The 8-month-old is the light of their eyes. All firs-time parents know how they feel!

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Back To Work

Disney Gal

Meghan is going back to her acting days but in a different role this time. She has just signed a deal with Disney and will do voiceover work for the company! Instead of receiving pay, she’ll donate the money to the organization Elephants Without Borders.

Disney Gal

Love Is Love

Harry and Meghan prove to us all that love is love. No matter your background, how much money you have, or what country you’re from, a connection is a connection. These two make a wonderful couple and we couldn’t be happier for them!

Love Is Love

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