Four Of King Charles III's Grandchildren Share *These* Names

Four Of King Charles III's Grandchildren Share *These* Names

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Queen Elizabeth II's eldest son, Charles, has been settling into his role as King of England for a few months now, but his official coronation ceremony is on Saturday, May 6. With such a big event on the horizon, it’s only natural to have questions about the new king and his extended family, especially when these ceremonies often come with cute sightings of the youngest royals. I mean, how could anyone forget Prince Louis' viral moment at Queen Elizabeth's funeral last fall?!

If you follow royal life like it's a recreational sport, you probably know that King Charles has two sons—Prince William and Prince Harry—whom he shares with his late wife, the Princess Diana. While Prince William is heir to the throne and holds a steady role in the royal family, Prince Harry's relationship has reportedly been more tense after he took a step back from royal life, moved to California, starred in a Netflix docuseries about why he left royal life, and wrote a tell-all book about his family.

Harry is still planning to go to the coronation (because, obligations), but his wife, Meghan Markle, is reportedly not attending. Their son is turning four on the same day as Charles' coronation, so Meghan is staying home in California to hold down the fort.

Still, family is family, and Charles has five grandchildren (and five step-grandchildren with Camilla!) in his life. So, who are Charles’ grandkids and where do they fall in the line of succession? Here’s what you need to know.

How many grandchildren does Charles have?

Charles has five grandchildren from his sons. Prince William has three children with his wife, Princess Kate, and Prince Harry has two children with his wife, Meghan Markle.

Queen Camilla has also gushed about her husband's skills with the youngins. "My grandchildren adore him, absolutely adore him," she said. "He reads Harry Potter, and he can do all the different voices, and I think children really appreciate that."

Prince George

Prince George Alexander Louis is the first of three children shared by Prince William and Princess Kate. He is also second in the line of succession behind his dad, Prince William. He’s nine and the oldest of the grandkids.

Prince George is a big soccer fan, and was most recently seen cheering on Aston Villa FC at a Premier League game on April 8. He’s usually pretty reserved in public but, ya know, he’s a major heir to the throne.

Here's something you probably didn't know: George actually achieved a ranking (number 49) on GQ's "50 Best Dressed Men in Britain" list in 2015.

Princess Charlotte

Charlotte, 8, is Kate and William's second child, and she’s fourth in line to the throne. Fun fact: Charlotte is named for her paternal grandmother and great-grandmother, as her middle names are Elizabeth and Diana.

Princess Charlotte speaks two languages and kinda-totally looks like she doesn’t take anything from anyone. She was seen scolding her younger brother Louis after he misbehaved during Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee, and she’s also been seen correcting her brother Prince George’s posture.

Her parents' IG account posted a sweet 8th birthday tribute, and the entire Internet agrees: She looks exactly like her dad.

Prince Louis

Louis Arthur Charles, 5, is William and Kate's youngest, and the most rambunctious of the entire royal brood.

Louis fifth in line to the throne and is known for his fun-loving behavior. Louis earned fans around the world when he was spotted dancing and goofing off during the queen’s Platinum Jubilee, something that his parents later jokingly acknowledged on Twitter. They wrote, “We all had an incredible time, especially Louis… .”

Prince Archie

Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor is the eldest child of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The young royal was born at Portland Hospital in London, and he turns four on Saturday!

Archie is seventh in line to the throne behind his dad. Harry and Meghan have largely kept Archie out of the spotlight, but he’s appeared in random social media posts and also made a few cameos in his parents’ Netflix docuseries.

Princess Lilibet

Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor is the youngest of Charles' grandchildren at just 1 years old—she turns two in June—and she's seventh in line to the throne.

The red-headed Lilibet, who is affectionately called "Lili" by her family, was actually named after Queen Elizabeth, whose family's pet name for her was "Lilibet," according to a statement from her parents after she was born. Her middle name, as you'll probably notice, honors Harry’s mom, Princess Diana.

Lili was the first royal grandchild not born in England. She was, instead, born in Santa Barabara, California, and holds dual citizenship with the UK and USA. Lili also has a pretty cool godfather: famed American actor and comedian, Tyler Perry.

Will Charles’ grandchildren be at the coronation?

Some of them will! George, Charlotte, and Louis have been spotted rehearsing for the big coronation, but it’s not expected that Princess Lilibet or Prince Archie will attend. Prince Archie’s birthday is on coronation day and he will probably be busy celebrating in California with his mom and sister.

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