51 Photos That Show How Special The Queen's Relationships With Her Grandkids Were

51 Photos That Show How Special The Queen’s Relationships With Her Grandkids Were

She may have been head of state for many countries, but Queen Elizabeth was just “Granny” to her grandkids throughout her lifetime. The monarch first became a grandmother back in 1977, when Princess Anne gave birth to Peter Phillips, and since then her brood grew to include eight grandchildren (plus 12 great-grandchildren).

Queen Elizabeth died on Sept. 8 at the age of 96, but her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren will surely hold onto their memories of her. No matter how busy the queen’s schedule was, she always seemed to make time to share a laugh and create special memories with her grandkids at family gatherings and official royal events. Scroll through to see some of her cutest moments with her grandchildren through the years.