QUEEN Elizabeth II is the longest reigning monarch in British history and has several grandchildren. So who is her favourite grandchild?
Queen Elizabeth has eight grandchildren, who she loves dearly. But as much as she adores all of them, the Queen reportedly has a favourite. Many may assume Prince William is an obvious choice as he is set to be the future King of England and work very closely with his grandmother, but her favourite is said to be someone else.
Who is Queen Elizabeth II’s favourite grandchild?
The Queen apparently has a special place in her heart for Prince Harry.
Many may have believed Prince William would be on top of her list as she has spent much of his life mentoring him for the day he will take the throne.
And as E! News royal correspondent Melanie Bromley said, William and the Queen’s relationship is “half family and half business.”
In the meantime, Prince Harry has had a relaxed and fun relationship with his grandmother.
The two have been photographed laughing and joking with one another many times.
Speculation about Harry being the favourite emerged in late 2017 when royal fans observed something they believe pointed to this during Queen Elizabeth II’s annual Christmas message.
During the televised message, some eagle-eyed viewers took notice of the photos displayed in the background.
The pictures were of herself with Prince Philip, Charles with the Duchess of Cornwall, her great-grandchildren Prince George and Princess Charlotte, and Prince Harry with his wife Meghan Markle.
There were no sign of William and Kate Middleton.
Another clue that may suggest Prince Harry is the Queen’s favourite grandchild is the fact she broke royal tradition last Christmas by allowing Meghan to attend the family’s Christmas Day church service before Prince Harry and Meghan tied the knot.
Queen Elizabeth II also supported Prince Harry’s marriage to Meghan even though the former actress is a divorcee, something she did not do for Prince Charles when he married the Duchess of Cornwall.
And the Queen isn’t the only royal to have had a favourite grandchild.
Apparently the monarch’s mum, the Queen Mother, preferred Prince Charles over his siblings Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.
Prince Charles is also said to have been very fond of his grandmother.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK