Within Queen’s ‘doting’ marriage with her grandchildren
TO everyone about her she is “Your Majesty” or “Ma’am”, but to Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis the Queen is simply: “Gan-gan”.
And Queen Elizabeth loves the nickname, getting her job — which sees her delight in deciding on offers for her 12 terrific-grandchildren, teaching them to ride and even making the most of a splash-about in the pool at Buckingham Palace — quite severely.
When the Queen acceded the throne in 1952, she was a younger mum to Charles and Anne, and even right after the arrival of Andrew and Edward, a blend of rigorous nannies and royal responsibilities intended she didn’t have a great deal time for her small children.
It was pretty different when she became “Granny” in 1977 with the birth of Peter Philips and she doted on him, his sister Zara, Prince William, Prince Harry, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.
The 96-12 months-previous has also develop into particularly near to her youngest grandchildren, Lady Louise, 18, and James, Viscount Severn, 14 — Prince Edward and Sophie’s little ones, who check out her regularly at Windsor Castle.
A previous courtier observed: “The Queen is particularly fond of her family and loves getting them about her, specifically the grandchildren and fantastic-grandchildren as they get a very little more mature.”
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