Queen Elizabeth II’s Sweet Grandma Moments

A Long-Lasting Legacy
Queen Elizabeth II‘s legacy extends to 12 great-grandchildren, including Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s daughter, Lilibet, which was the queen’s family nickname.

In Their Care
“Thank you for your dedication and love for us all,” Princess Eugenie wrote in memory of Prince Philip, “and especially Granny, who we will look after for you.”

Something Royally Borrowed

For her wedding to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in 2020, Princess Beatrice wore a Norman Hartnell gown her grandmother first wore in 1962. Beatrice paired the dress with the Queen Mary diamond fringe tiara, which Queen Elizabeth II wore on her own wedding day in 1947.

A Special Gift for Archie
“My grandmother asked us what Archie wanted for Christmas and Meg said a waffle maker,” Prince Harry told James Corden in 2021. “She sent us a waffle maker for Archie.”

A Royal Ear
“She listens. She’s a very good listener, so if you do ever have problems, you can share them with her and she will listen and she will try and help,” Prince William told Katie Couric in 2012. “But otherwise, she sort of lets you get on with your own life and carve your own path and your successes are your successes and your failures are your failures, but she’ll be there to help.”

Style Star
“Lots of my friends say, ‘Oh, she’s just the best style person there is,’” Princess Eugenie said in The Queen at 90. “She looks great in her clothes. The style is something that is very unique to her. Elegant, classic. She’s got wonderful happy color to her at all times. I think that’s the word: happy.”

Cheeky Grandsons
“I still think she’s just my grandmother really. I’m probably a bit of a cheeky grandson like my brother as well,” Prince William told Katie Couric in 2012. “I just remember always having a healthy respect for my grandmother more so than others.”