19 Rarely Seen Photos of Royal Siblings
In honor of Sibling Day, we’ve pulled together some rarely seen photos of members of the royal family with their brothers and sisters.
The ones in the middle
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The three siblings shown here in 1856, Princess Louise, Prince Arthur, and Prince Leopold, are three out of four of the youngest children of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. The youngest sibling, Princess Beatrice, would not be born until 1857.
Queen Victoria’s “Baby”
Many people believe Queen Victoria wasn’t particularly maternal. But she is believed to have had a favorite child—the youngest of her brood, Princess Beatrice. Queen Victoria referred to as Beatrice as “Baby” and showered her with more attention than her other siblings, resulting in enduring bitterness on the part of her older brother, the eventual King Edward VII.
The eldest children of Queen Elizabeth II
When this photo was taken in 1954, Princess Anne and Prince Charles were the only two children of Queen Elizabeth II. The next to be born, Prince Andrew, wouldn’t come along until 1960, and the fourth and last, Prince Edward, was born in 1964.
The next two
Prince Andrew is ten years younger than Princess Anne and 12 years younger than Prince Charles, which meant that he and younger brother Prince Edward barely shared their childhood with their elder siblings. The two younger brothers are pictured here in 1966 on Edward’s second birthday. Find out 18 things you didn’t know about the ex-wife of Prince Andrew, Sarah, Duchess of York.
Half a century later…
In June 2017, Prince Edward and Prince Andrew are still “playing” together as they ride in a carriage at the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony. Here’s more about Trooping the Colour, one of the 10 royal traditions you might not know about.
The four siblings together
Marking their forthcoming Diamond Wedding Anniversary at Clarence House in London in 2007, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh enjoy a photo opportunity with their four children, Prince Andrew, Princess Anne, Prince Edward, and Prince Charles. Don’t miss these 23 rarely seen photos of the royal family throughout the years.
Siblings and the next generation of siblings
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In 1988, Princess Anne and Prince Charles brought their respective kids together, along with their parents, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. The children, pictured left to right, are Prince Harry, Zara Phillips (the daughter of Princess Anne), Prince William, and Peter Phillips (the son of Princess Anne).
A new sibling for Charlotte and George
Princess Charlotte and Prince George hold the hands of their father, Prince William as the family arrives at the Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace for the christening of their new baby brother, Prince Louis, who is being carried by their mum, Kate Middleton. Read on for 21 rarely seen candid photos of the royal family.