All about the grandchildren
Of course, you know all about Prince William and Prince Harry, and watched their fairy-tale weddings to Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle. But how much do you know about their first cousins, the Queen’s other grandchildren? With four children and eight grandkids total, there are quite a few royal secrets you might not be privy to… and which the Queen doesn’t necessarily want you to know.
Her eldest grandson is remarkably open with the media
In January 2020, royal commentator tongues were set wagging when it was revealed that the Queen’s oldest grandchild, Princess Anne’s son Peter Phillips, had been paid to appear in an advertisement for milk on Chinese television. However, it wasn’t the first time Phillips had sold royal access: when he married Canadian Autumn Kelly in 2008, they sold the rights to their wedding photos to Hello! magazine for a reported nearly $1 million dollars.
The Queen plays favourites
In the past, it was always thought that Peter Phillips was her favourite grandchild. Things may have changed. According to a report in the fall of 2019, after spending weeks together at Balmoral Castle, the Queen’s favourite grandchild is Lady Louise Windsor, daughter of Prince Edward and Sophie, the Countess of Wessex. It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise: steady Sophie has always been known as the Queen’s favourite daughter-in-law.