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This Sweet Throwback Photo of Queen Elizabeth & Her Grandkids Reminds Us What a Beloved ‘Granny’ She Was

Pour the tea (and pass the tissues!) because today is a very sentimental day for the royal family. The beloved Queen Elizabeth II, who died peacefully at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on Sept. 8, 2022, would have turned 97 years old today. In honor of the special occasion, the Prince and Princess of Wales shared a new portrait of Her Late Majesty, surrounded by 10 of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

“Today would have been Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s 97th birthday,” the photo was captioned on Instagram. “This photograph – showing her with some of her grandchildren and great grandchildren – was taken at Balmoral last summer.”


They also credited “📸 The Princess” Kate Middleton for snapping the picture — an impressive feat given that almost all of the children are looking and smiling for the camera!

In the photo, Queen Elizabeth is front and center, sitting on a green couch. She’s wearing a navy blue button down shirt with a black cardigan, a pearl necklace, and a plaid skirt.

In the back row (L-R) are the Queen’s youngest grandchildren: Lady Louise, 19, and James, Viscount Severn, 15, whose parents are Prince Edward and Sophie. In the middle row (L-R) are some of her great-grandchildren: Lena Tindall, 4, (daughter of Prince Anne’s daughter Zara and her husband Mike Tindall), Prince George, 9, Princess Charlotte, 7, Isla Phillips, 11, (daughter of Prince Anne’s son Peter Phillips and Autumn Kelly), and Prince Louis, 4.

The front row includes more great-grandchildren next to the Queen: (L-R) Mia Tindall, 9, holding her younger brother Lucas Tindall, 2, Queen Elizabeth, and Savannah Phillips, 12. It’s a beautiful, happy family moment!

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