75 Photos Of The British Royal Family As Kids That Will Make Your Heart Melt
BY Jennifer Algoo /
Aug 28 2018 /
From Queen Elizabeth II to Prince William and Harry, childhood photos of all your favorite royals
The British royal family has lived much of their lives in the spotlight. But even the most avid of royal fans have probably missed out on earlier photos that show what our favorite Brits looked like as children. From Queen Elizabeth II to Prince Philip, Princess Diana, William and Harry, Zara Philips, and beyond, we're taking a look at the throwback photos of the British royal family as kids.
1926 The Duke and Duchess of York with their daughter, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary (later Queen Elizabeth II), after her christening at Buckingham Palace.
Princess Elizabeth of York (now Queen Elizabeth II) as a baby.
A then-Princess Elizabeth of York wearing a ruffled dress and Mary Janes as a toddler.
1930 The Queen Mother with her two daughters, Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret.
Princess Margaret holding her rattle as a baby.
Queen Elizabeth II as a child in the garden of the Royal Lodge, Windsor.
Queen Elizabeth II at age 10 with her pet dog.
Princess Margaret at St. Paul's Walden Bury as a toddler.
The Queen Mother posing in the garden of the Royal Lodge at Windsor with her daughters, Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret.
Queen Elizabeth II with two Corgi dogs at her home in Piccadilly as a child.
Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret posing for a sister portrait.
Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret playing with their dog in the gardens.
Six-year-old Princess Margaret sits on the wall at the Royal Lodge at Windsor.
Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret playing with a chameleon in the grounds of Windsor Castle, Berkshire.
Prince Charles as a baby.
Queen Elizabeth II posing with her son, Prince Charles.
Prince Charles enjoying his first birthday cake.
Prince Charles kissing his younger sister, Princess Anne.
Prince Charles being pushed in his carriage at 3 years old.
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles pushing Princess Anne through a window at Balmoral Castle, Scotland.
Queen Elizabeth II watches on as Prince Charles rides in his toy car.
Queen Elizabeth II with Prince Charles and Princess Anne at Balmoral Castle, Scotland.
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles looking out of a window at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.
Princess Anne and Prince Charles posing for a portrait in London.
Queen Elizabeth talking to her grandson, Prince Charles, during Queen Elizabeth II's coronation.
Princess Anne at the Royal Lodge in Windsor.
Princess Anne and Prince Charles hold hands while wearing coordinating outfits on a family holiday.
Prince Charles wearing a kilt on his 7th birthday at Balmoral Castle, Scotland.
Prince Philip and Prince Charles play with their dog on the grounds of Balmoral Castle in Scotland.
Prince Charles posing on his eighth birthday in the State Room at Buckingham Palace.
Prince Philip and Princess Anne hold Prince Andrew's hands as he sits up in his pram.
Queen Elizabeth with her grandchildren Prince Charles, Princess Anne, and Prince Andrew.
Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Andrew, and Princess Anne in the garden of Balmoral Castle.
Princess Anne gives a flower to Prince Andrew as he sits on the lap of Queen Elizabeth.
One-month-old Prince Andrew at Buckingham Palace.
Princess Diana as a toddler.
An 8-year-old Princess Diana posing for a photo in a collared red dress and matching headband.
Princess Margaret with her two children, Viscount Linley and Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones, at Windsor Castle.
Princess Diana on family holiday at the age of nine.
Queen Elizabeth II with Princess Anne at the christening of her son, Peter Phillips.
A 3-year-old Kate Middleton plays while on a family trip to the Lake District.
A portrait of a 5-year-old Kate Middleton.
Young Kate Middleton with her sister Pippa and father Michael in Jerash, Jordan on a family vacation.
Princess Anne, Mark Phillips, and their son Peter.
Zara Phillips in the gardens of Windsor Castle.
Prince William at his first official photoshoot in the garden at Kensington Palace.
Zara Phillips running around at the Royal Windsor Horse Show in Windsor.
Zara Phillips making silly faces while watching a polo match in Windsor.
Baby Prince Harry crawling in Kensington Palace.
Prince Harry takes his first steps in the playroom of Kensington Palace, while being assisted by his older brother, Prince William.
Princess Anne wearing matching kilts with her children Zara and Peter while arriving in Scotland.
Zara Phillips as a bridesmaid at the wedding of Zara Legge-Bourke and Captain Richard Grosvenor Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax.
Zara Phillips on the shoulders of Princess Anne at the Royal Windsor Horse Show.
One-year-old Prince Harry sitting on a rocking horse in the playroom at Kensington Palace.
Prince William at Highgrove House with his horse, Smokey.
Prince Harry riding a pony at Highgrove House.
Prince Harry and Prince William in army uniforms on the steps of Highgrove House.
Prince Harry dressed in a red goblin costume for his nursery school's play.
Prince Harry hugging a dog during a trip to Mallorca, Spain.
Prince Harry as a pageboy in the wedding of his Uncle Viscount Althorp to Victoria Lockwood.
Peter Phillips in the crowds at the Royal Windsor Horse Show.
Princess Diana and Prince Harry on holiday in Mallorca, Spain.
Prince William, Zara Phillips, Frederick Windsor, and Peter Phillips attending Christmas Day Services at St. George's Chapel in Windsor.
Prince Harry on his way to his first day of nursery school in Kensington.
Prince William wearing a police uniform on a motorbike during a visit to a police station in Windsor.
Peter Philips at the Windsor Horse Trial.
Zara Phillips riding a horse at the Royal Windsor Horse Show.
Princess Anne and Zara Phillips arriving at the Royal Ascot.
Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York holding her daughter Princess Beatrice as they watch the Royal Windsor Horse Show.
Prince Andrew and Princess Beatrice visiting Duchess Sarah of York and newborn Princess Eugenie at the Portland Hospital.
Princess Beatrice eating an ice cream while wearing butterfly sunglasses at the Royal Windsor Horse Show.
The Duke and Duchess of York with Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie at the Royal Windsor Horse Show.
Prince William go-karting at Buckmore Park.
Prince Harry, Princess Eugenie, Princess Beatrice, and Prince William on a ski trip in Switzerland.
Prince Harry skiing in Klosters, Switzerland at the age of 12