15 Ways The Royal Kids Quietly Honored Queen Elizabeth
Queen Elizabeth II is not only a cultured, graceful queen, but she is also a beloved great-grandmother of the royal children. The kids were taught at a very young age that they have to express their heartfelt gratitude for their great-grandmother’s steadfast and selfless service to her people and what she did for the world.
Thus, we’ve always found those children honor Queen Elizabeth II quietly through small yet respectful actions. The following 15 examples show how the great woman is loved and supported by her little angels, either as a powerful figurehead for the monarchy or as a great-grandmother. Scroll down and check them out.
#1 Archie Called the Queen on Her Birthday
Source: sussexroyal/InstagramArchie is Meghan and Harry's one-year-old son. He hasn't had many opportunities to celebrate his great-grandmother, yet recently join Meghan and Harry on a video call to the Queen in honor of her 94th birthday. Archie got his father's red hair, according to the monarch.
#2 Matching Again in Green
Source: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty ImagesThis is not the first time Princess Charlotte dressed like her great-grandmother. Charlotte's green coat during the 2019 Christmas celebrations is nearly identical to one worn by the queen many months previously to a horse racing meet in April 2019. Kate Middleton is known for dressing Charlotte to match herself, but perhaps on Christmas, Kate wanted Charlotte to resemble Queen Elizabeth.
#3 Charlotte Is the Queen’s Mini-Me in Looks, as Well
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#4 A Curtsy From Charlotte
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#5 George Made Sure the Queen Was Invited to His Birthday
Source: princeandprincessofwales/InstagramWhen Prince George turned six in 2019, he reportedly requested a quiet party with only his close family members. That, of course, includes the queen, who has a unique affinity with George. When George pays her a visit, Queen E is said to constantly lay gifts on his bed.
#6 Louis’ Christening Date Was Meaningful to Queen Elizabeth
Source: GETTY IMAGESOn July 9, 2018, Prince Louis was baptized in the presence of his family. The queen did not make her appearance at this time, but her presence was felt through a special nod to her. July 9 is also the date on which Queen Elizabeth II announced her engagement to Prince Philip in 1947. So, on that day, there are now two particular royal milestones to commemorate.
#7 Celebrating the Queen’s 90th Birthday
#8 And Prince George Appearing in an Extra Special Photo Shoot
Source: theroyalfamily/InstagramThe future kings all posed for a special portrait, which was eventually used on an official stamp to mark the queen's 90th birthday. We loved Prince George in one photo, standing on a stack of objects to be tall enough — and we love how Charlotte harmonized with the queen in the other. (Prince George dressed in blue to match his great-grandmother.)
#9 Handmade Gifts for Gan-Gan
Source: princeandprincessofwales/InstagramPrince William stated a year later, for the queen's 91st birthday, that his small children generally make their great-gifts grandmothers by hand. "It's quite hard to know what to give the Queen for her 91st birthday," William admitted. "Now [with] the great-grandchildren around, you see, they can make stuff and that goes down really well. It doesn't matter what it looks like." He went on to say that George, in particular, was gifted in such arts and crafts.
#10 Attending Trooping the Colour
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#11 Sweet Nickname for Queen Elizabeth
Source: princeandprincessofwales/InstagramAnother way the royal children show their love for the queen is with a cute nickname. According to reports, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, as well as Prince Louis and Archie, refer to the queen as "Gan-Gan." It's a long-standing tradition for the family's great-grandmother to be referred to as such, with William and Harry also referring to the Queen Mother as Gan-Gan when they were younger.
#12 George’s Name Comes From the Queen’s Family
Source: princeandprincessofwales/InstagramThe Duchess and Duke of Cambridge's first child was a boy, so he couldn't exactly be named after the queen — but he was named after Queen Elizabeth's loving father, George VI. When he died in 1952, Princess Elizabeth became the new ruling monarch. When tiny Prince George becomes king, he will carry on the royal name of the queen's father.
#13 And Charlotte’s Middle Name Honors the Queen Herself
Source: princeandprincessofwales/InstagramWhen Will and Kate had a girl as their second child, it gave them the opportunity to commemorate all the significant women in their lives. Charlotte is the middle name of Kate's sister, Pippa. Charlotte's middle names, Elizabeth and Diana, honor the queen and William's mother, Princess Diana, respectively. They managed to fit everything in with just one child.
#14 Princess Charlotte’s Birthday Portraits Had a Nod to the Queen
Source: princeandprincessofwales/InstagramTo mark Princess Charlotte's fifth birthday, the Cambridges published some new images of her. Charlotte's clothing has a houndstooth design, which royal enthusiasts immediately noticed. This is also one of the queen's favorite patterns to wear. We'd like to assume Charlotte's outfit was a subtle tribute to the current king.
#15 Christmas with The Queen
Source: princeandprincessofwales/InstagramWhile Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and Archie did not attend Queen Elizabeth's annual Christmas luncheon in 2019, William and Kate's three children did. Charlotte and George also went to Christmas mass with their great-grandmother for the first time.