Inside the fabulous life of Queen Elizabeth II’s corgis

Behind every great ruler is a great dog, and Queen Elizabeth II is no exception. 

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The monarch, 93, has owned 30 dogs since her reign as Queen of the United Kingdom began in February 1952. The Queen received her first corgi, Susan, on her 18th birthday in 1944. Each corgi after that has been a descendant of Susan, who accompanied the Queen and her husband, Prince Philip, on their honeymoon in 1947 to Broadlands, Philip’s family home in the English countryside, and Birkhall, the Queen’s childhood estate. 

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Queen and her corgis
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July 1936: Princess Elizabeth sitting on a garden seat with two corgi dogs at her home on 145 Piccadilly, London. (Photo by Lisa Sheridan/Studio Lisa/Getty Images)
Princess Elizabeth holding Sue, a corgi pup, in the grounds of Windsor Castle, Berkshire, 30th May 1944. (Photo by Lisa Sheridan/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
circa 1946: Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret Rose (1930 - 2002) waiting at Ballater Station, near Balmoral Castle, Aberdeenshire, with two dogs. Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert, purchased Balmoral Castle in 1846, and the small castle which stood in the 7,000 hectare wooded estate was redeveloped in the 1850s.The granite building was designed by Aberdeen architect William Smith with suggestions from Albert himself, who decided the interior decoration should represent a Highland shooting box with tartan or thistle chintzes, and walls decorated with trophies and weapons. Queen Victoria often visited the Highlands with her family, especially after Albertfs death in 1861, and Balmoral is still a popular retreat for the present royal family. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - 1957: (EDITORS NOTE: This image was released in connection with The Prince of Wales Jubilee Tribute documentary (first broadcast on BBC1 at 8pm on Friday 1st June) and can only be used in direct relation to the film (i.e. reporting on the film) until 31st December 2012.) In this undated handout photo provided by Clarence House, Prince Charles (L) and Princess Anne play in the sand with a corgi at Holkham Beach, 1957 in Holkam, England. (Photo by Buckingham Palace/Clarence House via Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II with her corgis at Virginia Water in Surrey, for the European Driving Championships, 12th May 1973. The Duke of Edinburgh is taking part in the sports. (Photo by George W. Hales/Fox Photos/Getty Images)
12th May, 1973 H,M, Queen Elizabeth II relaxes surrounded by her pet corgi dogs as she watches a horse competition at Home Park, Windsor (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)
31st October 1972: Queen Elizabeth II sitting in her study at Balmoral Castle, Scotland, dealing with despatch boxes containing State Papers sent from Whitehall. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II with her dogs at Liverpool Street Station in London, 28th December 1972. She is en route to Sandringham for a family holiday. (Photo by Peter King/Fox Photos/Getty Images)
British Royalty, pic: 29th December 1971, Members of the Royal Family leaving Liverpool Street Station for Sandringham, L-R: Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones accompanied by H,M,The Queen Mother with corgi (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II with one of her corgis at Sandringham, 1970. (Photo by Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (R) meets members of the public with two corgi dogs during a visit at Sherborne in Dorest, southwest England, on May 1, 2012 during her Diamond Jubilee progress. AFP PHOTO / POOL / ARTHUR EDWARDS (Photo credit should read ARTHUR EDWARDS/AFP/GettyImages)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 08: A cake depicting Queen Elizabeth II and a corgi dog made by cake and sugar artist Muchelle Wibowo is shown at the Experimental Food Society Exhibition on November 8, 2013 in London, England. A collective of food magicians, sonic food artists, cake sculptors, gastronomic tailors, culinary cabaret troupes and a dining conceptualist have gathered together for a two day exhibition featuring their unique edible creations. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
WINNIPEG, CANADA - JULY 3: Queen Elizabeth II chats to corgi dog-owners as she leaves Government House, where she unveiled a statue of herself on July 3, 2010 in Winnipeg, Canada. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are on an eight day tour of Canada, starting in Halifax and finishing in Toronto, to celebrate the centenary of the Canadian Navy and to mark Canada Day on July 1st. On July 6th the royal couple will make their way to New York where the Queen will address the UN and visit Ground Zero. (Photo by John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON - APRIL 1: Queen Elizabeth II's corgis walk past US President Obama's car in the grounds of Buckingham Palace while he has an audience with The Queen on April 1, 2009 in London, England.(Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)
WELSHPOOL, WALES - APRIL 28: HM Queen Elizabeth II meets a corgi called Spencer as she arrives at Welshpool train station on April 28, 2010 in Welshpool, Wales. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are on a two day visit to North Wales. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 25: A bronze relief surrounds a new statue of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother on The Mall on February 25, 2009 in London, England. The tribute stands in front of a statue of her late husband King George VI. It is just a short way from the Queen Mother's former homes Buckingham Palace and Clarence House and includes a 9.5ft statue of the Royal matriarch. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 16: (NO PUBLICATION IN UK MEDIA FOR 28 DAYS) Queen Elizabeth II meets players and officials from the New Zealand Rugby League Team, the All Golds, inside the Bow Room at Buckingham Palace on October 16, 2007 in London, England. (Photo by POOL/ Tim Graham Picture Library/Getty Images)
LONDON - OCTOBER 28: Corgis who feature in the movie 'The Queen' attend the 'Fido Awards' at the National Film Theatre as part of the BFI 51st London Film Festival on October 28, 2007 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 08: Joined By One Of Her Pet Corgis The Queen Poses With The England Rugby Squad At Buckingham Palace To Celebrate The Rugby World Cup Win. Front Row (l-r): Matt Dawson, Paul Grayson, Dorian West, Lawrence Dallaglio, Martin Johnson, Her Majesty, Clive Woodward, Jonny Wilkinson, Neil Back, Phil Vickery And Kyran Bracken. Back Row (l-r): Jason Robinson, Julian White, Trevor Woodman, Steve Thompson, Mike Catt, Iain Balshaw, Dan Luger, Stuart Abbott, Andy Gomarsall, Josh Lewsey And Jason Leonard. Centre Row ( L-r): Mike Tindall, Ben Cohen, Joe Worsley, Martin Corry, Ben Kay, Danny Grewcock, Will Greenwood, Lewis Moody, Richard Hill, Mark Regan And Simon Shaw. (Photo by Tim Graham Picture Library/Getty Images)
401615 07: Britains Queen Elizabeth II meets members of the Adelaide Hills Kennel Club and their Corgis in the gardens of the Government House February 28, 2002 in Adelaide Australia. Britains Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke began their visit to Australia after arriving from New Zealand. The queen will formally open the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting March 2 at the resort town of Coolum, north of Brisbane. (Pool Photo/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 04: The Queen Mother Surrounded By Her Staff (including Lady In Waiting Angela Oswald And Butler William Tallon) Meeting Children At Clarence House In London For Her 101st Birthday. Her Corgi Came Too. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 04: The Queen Mother's Corgi Outside Clarence House In London. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 20: Princess Elizabeth, together with her pet corgi, board the Royal Train at Kings Cross. It is likely that this journey was made to Edinburgh on 28 February to 4 March 1949, and that the Duke of Edinburgh accompanied his wife. (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images)
WINDSOR - UNDATED: HRH Queen Elizabeth II carries one of her pet dogs at Windsor Great Park,England. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 04: The Queen Mother's 95th Birthday At Her Home Clarence House.at Right Her Ladies In Waiting Lady Angela Oswald And Far Right The Queen Mother's Niece And Lady-in-waiting Margaret Rhodes. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 04: Queen Mother Corgis At Clarence House. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
The Queen Mothers Corgis Arrive Back At Heathrow Airport, After The Summer Visit To Balmoral. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
The Queen Mother (1900 - 2002) carrying gifts from well-wishers outside Clarence House on the occasion of her 88th birthday, in London, England, Great Britain, 4 August 1988. A corgi stands behind the Queen Mother as she waves from the entrance to Clarence House. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 04: The Queen And Queen Mother With Her Corgis Outside Clarence House To Celebrate Her Birthday. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
SANDRINGHAM; UNITED KINGDOM - UNSPECIFIED DATE: Queen Elizabeth II relaxes at Sandringham with her corgis. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)
ABERDEEN, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01: The Queen's Corgis And Long-haired Dachshunds Pet Dogs Arriving At Aberdeen Airport Being Led By Members Of Staff To A Waiting Land Rover Car. Each Dog Has A Collar With A Metal Name Tag And Is Microchipped In Case Of Loss.circa 1980s (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
SANDRINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01: A Grave For Sugar, One Of The Queen's Dogs, At Sandringham House.circa 1980s (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
SANDRINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01: Among The Corgis' Graves In The Grounds Of Sandringham In Norfolk Is The Grave Of Heather, One Of The Queen's Favourite Dogs.circa 1980s (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
SANDRINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01: Among The Corgis' Graves At Sandringham In Norfolk Is The Grave Of Susan, The First Of The Queen's Dogs, Who Was A Great Favourite Of The Queen And Whose Headstone Message Was Personally Chosen By Her.circa 1980s (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
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Queen Elizabeth’s dogs even have their own room in Buckingham Palace, where they sleep on wicker beds and receive fresh sheets daily. As for food, the pups feast on meals each day prepared by the royal chef. The menus, which are individually designed for the dogs, consist of steak, poached chicken and rabbit. The food is also served by a butler on a silver platter.

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Like the rest of the royal family, the Queen’s corgis also receive first-class treatment when they travel. Not only are the dogs driven around by chauffeurs, but they’re also personally carried down the steps of the plane by royal aids when they fly. The holidays are also special for the canines. Queen Elizabeth reportedly makes stockings for the pups, which she stuffs with toys and treats.

Though the corgis spend the most time with the Queen, that doesn’t mean they don’t have bonds with other royal family members. In an interview with BBCOpens a New Window. after his engagement announcement in November 2017, Prince Harry said that his grandmother’s dogs have a special relationship with his now-wife, Duchess Meghan.  

“The corgis took to you straight away,” the Duke of Sussex, 35, said to his wife, 38. “I’ve spent the last 33 years being barked at, this one walks in, absolutely nothing. [They were] just wagging tails, and I was like, ‘Argh.'” 

The former Suits actress added, “[They were] just laying on my feet during tea. It was very sweet.” 

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Rare photos of Queen Elizabeth with her children
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Rare photos of Queen Elizabeth with her children
Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, with their children Princess Anne, Prince Charles (right) and Prince Andrew on his first holiday to Balmoral. 8th September 1960. (Photo by NCJ Archive/Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images)
1st April 1969: The Royal Family relaxing in a drawing room at Sandringham House, Norfolk (clockwise) Prince Edward, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Anne, Charles, Prince of Wales and Prince Andrew. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Central Press/Getty Images)
Prince Charles with Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (right) during the ceremony of Charles' Investment as Prince of Wales at Caernarfon Castle, Gwynedd, Wales, 1st July 1969. They are in the Lower Ward of the castle, for the the third presentation, in which the Queen presents the Prince to the Welsh people. (Photo by Dennis Oulds/Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Picture taken on December 15, 1948 at Buckingham Palace showing Princess Elizabeth, the futur Queen Elizabeth II, with her son, Prince Charles of Edinburgh after his christening. (Photo by - / CENTRAL PRESS PHOTO LTD / AFP) (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
Princess Elizabeth holds her son, Prince Charles after his christening in Buckingham Palace. With her seated to the left is Dowager Marchioness of Milford Haven, and right is the Prince's Great Grandmother Queen Mary. Godparents standing from left to right; Lady Brabourne, The Duke of Edinburgh (standing proxy for Prince George of Greece), King George VI, David Bowes-Lyon, the Earl of Athlone (who stood proxy for the King of Norway) and Princess Margaret. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
20th November 1972: Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh with their children (left to right); Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince Edward, Prince Andrew, Princess Anne celebrating their silver wedding anniversary at Buckingham Palace. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II pictured with her sons Prince Andrew (behind) and Prince Edward as Prince Edward starts his first day at Heatherdown Preparatory School near Ascot, England on 16th September 1972. The royal party is greeted by headmaster James Edwards and his wife. (Photo by William Lovelace/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II and Charles, Prince of Wales travel in an open top car in Avignon during a state visit to France, May 1972. (Photo by Reg Lancaster/Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Prince Charles takes part in a polo match in Windsor Great Park, accompanied by the Queen and Prince Edward, UK, 1st May 1971. (Photo by Reg Burkett/Daily Express/Getty Images)
8th November 1969: Prince Edward, youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip at a children's book fair in Westminster, London. (Photo by Terry Disney/Express/Getty Images)
April 1969: Charles, Prince of Wales riding a go-kart with his younger brother, Prince Edward whilst Queen Elizabeth II looks on. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Keystone/Getty Images)
April 1969: Charles, Prince of Wales with Queen Elizabeth II and his five year old brother, Prince Edward. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Keystone/Getty Images)
April 1969: Charles, Prince of Wales riding a go-kart with his younger brother, Prince Edward whilst Queen Elizabeth II looks on. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Keystone/Getty Images)
Anne, the Princess Royal, with her mother Queen Elizabeth II during the Eridge Horse Trials, East Sussex, 3rd August 1968. (Photo by Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
La reine Elizabeth avec le prince Philip et leurs enfants le prince Charles, la princesse Anne, le prince Andrew et le prince Edward photographiés dans les jardins du chateau de Windsor, Royaume-Uni, le 18 avril 1968. (Photo by KEYSTONE-FRANCE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
La reine Elizabeth avec le prince Philip et leurs enfants le prince Charles, la princesse Anne, le prince Andrew et le prince Edward photographiés dans les jardins du chateau de Windsor, Royaume-Uni, le 18 avril 1968. (Photo by KEYSTONE-FRANCE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
La reine Elizabeth avec le prince Philip et leurs enfants le prince Charles, la princesse Anne, le prince Andrew et le prince Edward photographiés dans les jardins du chateau de Windsor, Royaume-Uni, le 18 avril 1968. (Photo by KEYSTONE-FRANCE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II with Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and Anne, Princess Royal during a visit to the Isles of Scilly, 1967. (Photo by Terry Fincher/Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
June 1965: Queen Elizabeth II plays with Princes Edward and Andrew at Windsor Castle. (Photo by Lisa Sheridan/Studio Lisa/Getty Images)
Photo taken on April 21, 1965 at Frogmore House in Windsor, Berkshire shows The British Royal Family: (from L to R) Princess Anne, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Andrew, Duke of York smiling at Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, in his cradle. (Photo by STRINGER / CENTRAL PRESS / AFP) (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)
Photo taken on April 21, 1965 at Frogmore House in Windsor, Berkshire shows The British Royal Family: (from L to R) Charles, Prince of Wales, Princess Anne, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Andrew , Duke of York and Britain's Queen Elizabeth II holding Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, in her arms. AFP PHOTO (Photo by STRINGER / CENTRAL PRESS / AFP) (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II and her daughter Princess Anne at Frogmore, Windsor Castle. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II and her daughter Princess Anne at Windsor Castle. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
The Queen prepares to go for an afternoon drive with her daughter, Princess Anne, from Windsor Castle. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 01: In November 1959, Queen ELIZABETH II and her daughter Princess ANNE embark for a boat trip on Frogmore lake at Windsor. (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)
(Eingeschr?nkte Rechte für bestimmte redaktionelle Kunden in Deutschland. Limited rights for specific editorial clients in Germany.) Elisabeth II. *21.04.1926-Koenigin von GB seit 1953- mit Ehemann Prinz Philip und den Kindern Charles und Anne in Balmoral (Photo by ullstein bild/ullstein bild via Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II, followed by her children, the Prince of Wales and Princess Anne, and the Royal family's pet corgis, at Euston Station when they left for their summer holidays in Balmoral. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
BALMORAL, ROYAUME-UNI - 29 AOUT: Le Président américain Dwight Eisenhower (gauche) et son fils le Major John Eisenhower sur la pelouse du chateau de Balmoral avec la Reine Elizabeth et ses enfants le Prince Charles et la Princesse Anne le 29 aout 1959 à Balmoral, Royaume-Uni. (Photo by Keystone-France\Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
Pres. Dwight D. Eisenhower and his son John visiting at Blamoral Castle with Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. (Photo by Brian Seed/The LIFE Images Collection via Getty Images/Getty Images)
Pres. Dwight D. Eisenhower (C,L) and his son John visiting at Blamoral Castle with Queen Elizabeth II (C,R) and Prince Philip. (Photo by Brian Seed/The LIFE Images Collection via Getty Images/Getty Images)
(Eingeschr?nkte Rechte für bestimmte redaktionelle Kunden in Deutschland. Limited rights for specific editorial clients in Germany.) Elisabeth II. *21.04.1926-Koenigin von GB seit 1953- mit Ehemann Prinz Philip und den Kindern Charles und Anne in Windsor Castle- Juni 1959 (Photo by ullstein bild/ullstein bild via Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh with their children, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Princess Anne, the Princess Royal,at the top of the East Terrace Garden Steps at Windsor Castle, Berkshire. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
(Eingeschr?nkte Rechte für bestimmte redaktionelle Kunden in Deutschland. Limited rights for specific editorial clients in Germany.) Elisabeth II. *21.04.1926-Koenigin von GB seit 1953- mit Prinz Philip und den Kindern Charles und Anne in Windsor Castle- Juni 1959 (Photo by ullstein bild/ullstein bild via Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II and her daughter Princess Anne with two royal corgi dogs at Smith's Lawn, Windsor Great Park. They were there to see the Duke of Edinburgh play polo. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
400806 25: (FILE PHOTO) Princess Elizabeth makes her first broadcast, accompanied by her younger sister Princess Margaret Rose October 12, 1940 in London. Buckingham Palace announced that Princess Margaret died peacefully in her sleep at 1:30AM EST at the King Edward VII Hospital February 9, 2002 in London. (Photo by Getty Images)
Smiling proudly, Queen Elizabeth II holds the newest member of the Royal family as she leaves Buckingham Palace by car. This is the first photograph made of the young prince (still unnamed) who was born to the Queen on March 10th. Almost entirely obscured, but seated next to his mother, is four-year-old Prince Andrew. (Photo by Bettmann Archive/Getty Images)
The Royal Family visit Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth. Parachuting was one of the college activities included in the static displays seen by the Royal party during the Queen's visit as Lord High Admiral. Behind her majesty and Prince Andrew Admiral of the Fleet Lord Mountbatten has words in the war of the Captain of the College, Rear Admiral Gordon Tait, 31st July 1972. (Photo by Torquay Herald Express/Mirrorpix/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II presents the Raleigh trophy to her daughter Princess Anne, winner of the individual European three-day event at Burghley, Lincolnshire, 6th September 1971. (Photo by Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
The Royal Family at Christmas and New Year. Picture shows Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip and at the back Prince Charles, arriving at Sandringham Train Station, having taken The Royal Train from Liverpool Street Station. The Royal Family who will be spending their New Year in Sandringham, Norfolk. Picture taken 30th December 1970. (Photo by Hobson/Mirrorpix/Getty Images)
Prince Charles takes part in a polo match in Windsor Great Park, accompanied by the Queen and Prince Edward, UK, 1st May 1971. (Photo by Reg Burkett/Daily Express/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II awarding Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Charles, Prince of Wales with trophies after a polo match, 30th April 1967. (Photo by Michael Stroud/Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
June 1965: Queen Elizabeth II plays with Princes Edward and Andrew at Windsor Castle. (Photo by Lisa Sheridan/Studio Lisa/Getty Images)
11th June 1964: Queen Elizabeth II holding Prince Edward on their way to Balmoral Castle in Scotland. (Photo by Roger Jackson/Central Press/Getty Images)
Prince Charles arrives at Cheam School in Berkshire to start his first term, and is introduced to the headmaster, Peter Beck, 23rd September 1957. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh accompany him. (Photo by Reg Birkett/Keystone/Getty Images)
September 1957: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip with Prince Charles and Princess Anne during a visit to a sawmill on their estate at Balmoral Castle, Scotland. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)
A.C. Farquharson of Invercauld whilst the Marquess of Aberdeen speaks to the Duke of Edinburgh. The Marquess is Lord Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire and Chief of the Braemar Games. Left to right : The Marquis of Aberdeen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duchess of Cloucester, H.L. The Queen, H.R.H. Princess Margaret, the Royal children and Capt. A.C. Farquharson of Invercauld. September 1956 P009403 (Photo by WATFORD/Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images)
22nd August 1955: Queen Elizabeth II with Princess Anne, Prince Charles and their nurse, Helen Lightbody, at a stall during a Sale of Work event in Abergeldie Castle, near Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire. They are raising funds for the building of a new vestry at Craithie Church. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II, with her children Prince Charles and Princess Anne, with Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill at Waterloo Station as they await the return of the Queen Mother from her tour of the United States and Canada, 24th November 1954. (Photo by George Greenwell/Mirrorpix/Getty Images)
The royal family leave Euston Station in London for the palace, after their summer holiday in Balmoral, 10th October 1954. Pictured are Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret, Prince Charles and Princess Anne. (Photo by Monte Fresco Jnr./Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Royal Family on Balcony at Buckingham Palace, London, pictured after Coronation, 2nd June 1953. (Photo by Daily Mirror/Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images)
14th October 1952: Queen Elizabeth II with her children, Prince Charles and Princess Anne and her sister, Princess Margaret Rose (1930 - 2002) in a car leaving Euston station after a visit to Balmoral Castle, Scotland. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
28th September 1952: Queen Elizabeth and her son Charles playing with a camera in the grounds of Balmoral Castle, Scotland. (Photo by Lisa Sheridan/Studio Lisa/Getty Images)
28th September 1952: Queen Elizabeth II and Charles, Prince of Wales helping Princess Anne through an open window at Balmoral Castle, Scotland. (Photo by Lisa Sheridan/Studio Lisa/Getty Images)
28th September 1952: Queen Elizabeth II leaning out of a window with Princess Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise (left) and Prince Charles Philip Arthur George. (Photo by Lisa Sheridan/Studio Lisa/Getty Images)
The royal family in the grounds of Balmoral Castle in Scotland, 26th September 1952. From left to right, Princess Anne, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charles and Queen Elizabeth II. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
19th September 1952: Queen Elizabeth II and The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh with their two young children, Princess Anne and Prince Charles outside Balmoral Castle. The Queen succeeded her father, George VI, in February 1952 and later added Princes Andrew and Edward to the royal family. Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert, purchased Balmoral Castle in 1846, and the small castle which stood in the 7,000 hectare wooded estate was redeveloped in the 1850s.The granite building was designed by Aberdeen architect William Smith with suggestions from Albert himself, who decided the interior decoration should represent a Highland shooting box with tartan or thistle chintzes, and walls decorated with trophies and weapons. Queen Victoria often visited the Highlands with her family, especially after Albertfs death in 1861, and Balmoral is still a popular retreat for the present royal family. (Photo by Lisa Sheridan/Studio Lisa/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II helps her son Prince Charles to take a picture of his sister, Princess Anne, Balmoral, Scotland, 1952. (Photo by Lisa Sheridan/Studio Lisa/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Prince Charles aged two, in the arms of his father, the Duke of Edinburgh. His mother, the then Princess Elizabeth, holds Princess Anne, as they walk in the grounds of Clarence House, London, 9th August 1951. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
9th August 1951: Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh with their two children, Prince Charles and Princess Anne in the grounds of Clarence House, London. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)
Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) and Prince Charles watching a procession, during the visit of Queen Juliana of the Netherlands, from the wall of Clarence House, London, 22nd November 1950. (Photo by Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
21st November 1950: Four generations of the British Monarchy in Buckingham Palace after Princess Anne's christening ceremony (left to right ) (back row); King George VI and Prince Philip, Duke Of Edinburgh; (front row) Queen Mary, Princess Elizabeth holding Princess Anne, Prince Charles and Queen Elizabeth (1900 - 2002). (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
21st October 1950: Princess Elizabeth with her baby daughter Princess Anne who is wearing the Royal christening robe made of Honiton lace. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)
2nd October 1950: Queen Elizabeth II holding Princess Anne with Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (1900 - 2002), Queen Mary (1867 - 1953) (centre) and Philip, Duke of Edinburgh watching Prince Charles, after Princess Anne's christening. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain) with her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and their baby son Prince Charles, July 1949. (Photo by Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
August 1971: The Royal Family touring an army display and exhibition at Aldershot. Left to right: Prince Charles, Princess Anne, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Edward and Queen Elizabeth II. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)
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