Queen Elizabeth’s family has been focused on her for their entire lives, but especially in the past year. The
loss of her husband Prince Philip in 2021, celebrating her Platinum Jubilee in this past summer, and sadly, her death at the age of 96 years old at Balmoral Castle in early September. Now their gazes have shifted, as has the makeup of their royal family. Because not only have they lost their Queen, the monarch who has reigned for 70 years, they have also lost their mother, their granny, and in the case of Queen Elizabeth’s great-grandchildren, they have lost a Gan-Gan they knew and loved so well.
The line of succession has moved for all members of the royal family, including her 12 great-grandchildren. Now that King Charles III is the ruling sovereign, many members of the royal family also have new titles. New roles. A totally different future without the woman who held them all together. In the wake of Queen Elizabeth’s death, here’s how things have changed for the royal great-grandchildren.
Savannah Phillips, 12 years old Savannah Phillips has a big personality. Mark Cuthbert/UK Press/Getty Images
At 12 years old, Savannah Phillips is the oldest of Queen Elizabeth’s great-grandchildren. She was born a few days after Christmas in 2010 to Peter Phillips, Princess Anne’s son and the queen’s eldest grandchild, and his wife Autumn. While Savannah was 12th in
line to the throne at the time of her birth, according to Town & Country, the arrival of additional great-grandchildren and the death of Queen Elizabeth have moved her down to being 18th in the line of succession. Isla Phillips, 10 years old Isla Phillips is getting bigger. Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
Born in March 2012 to Peter and Autumn Phillips, 10-year-old Isla Phillips follows her older sister Savannah to be 19th in line to the British throne. She and Savannah both served as
bridesmaids at Princess Eugenie’s 2018 wedding to Jack Brooksbank. Prince George, 9 years old Chris Jackson/Chris Jackson Collection/Getty Images
As the eldest child of Prince William and Kate Middleton,
9-year-old Prince George is now second in line to the British throne. He falls just behind his father in the line of succession and may very well become Britain’s king one day, and proudly stood in a place of honor beside his Gan-Gan on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. He is also now fashioned Prince George of Wales as his parents became Prince and Princess of Wales after Queen Elizabeth’s death. Mia Tindall, 7 years old Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images Princess Charlotte, 7 years old ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
Princess Charlotte, the only daughter of Prince William and Kate Middleton, was born on May 2, 2015 and trails behind her older brother as third in line to the British throne. She is also now styled Princess Charlotte of Wales because of her parents’ new titles. Over the years,
Princess Charlotte’s sassy personality has endeared her to fans of the royal family but don’t worry, the 7-year-old princess kept her brothers in line during a recent royal outing. Especially when little brother Prince Louis wouldn’t stop waving. Prince Louis, 4 years old Chris Jackson/Chris Jackson Collection/Getty Images Lena Tindall, 4 years old Mark Cuthbert/UK Press/Getty Images Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, 3 years old August Philip Hawke Brooksbank, 1 year old Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images Princess Eugenie welcomed her first child with husband Jack Brooksbank in February of 2021. Now 1 year old, August follows his mother in the line of succession as the 12th person in line to the throne and made his debut at the Platinum Jubilee, wearing a Union Jack sweater and everything. Lucas Tindall, 1 year old Joe Giddens - PA Images/PA Images/Getty Images Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor, 1 year old Sienna Mapelli Mozzi, under 1 year old
The true baby of the royal family, Princess Beatrice’s daughter
Sienna Mapelli Mozzi has yet to make a public appearance as she is still under a year old. Perhaps it will happen when she turns one, or perhaps not. We can only wait with baited breath. Sienna is now 10th in line to the throne.
This article was originally published on
June 8, 2021