All 5 of ​​King Charles’s Grandchildren, from Oldest to Youngest

The king has a soft spot for his grandkids

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To the world, King Charles III is ruler of the United Kingdom and 14 Commonwealth realms. But to Prince William and Prince Harry’s children, he’s simply grandpa.

His Majesty, 75, has a total of five grandchildren through his two sons, including Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet. He became a grandfather for the first time in July 2013, when Prince William and Kate Middleton welcomed their first son, Prince George. Then, the couple welcomed his first granddaughter, Princess Charlotte, in May 2015, and a second grandson, Prince Louis, in April 2018.

Meanwhile, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed their first child, Archie, in May 2019. They welcomed their daughter, Lilibet, in June 2021, bringing the total number of grandchildren up to five. (Fun fact: Queen Camilla also has five grandkids through her two children.)

The king has previously discussed the tight-knit bond he shares with his grandchildren. Per Hello! Magazine, he said, "It's a different part of your life. The great thing is to encourage them. Show them things to take their interest…It is very important to create a bond when they are very young." Sounds like there’s never a dull moment between the royal kids and their grandpop.

Keep reading for a full list of King Charles’s grandchildren, from oldest to youngest.

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1. Prince George (10)

Prince George is the eldest child of Prince William and Princess Catherine. He’s also the oldest grandchild of the king, which means he’s second in the British line of succession (after his father).

Although George is Charles's first grandchild, the duo developed a quick bond. In fact, in 2015, the king turned part of his garden at Highgrove House into a playground for his grandson and newborn granddaughter. A source close to the royal told People, "Charles and Camilla absolutely adore being grandparents and are enthralled with Charlotte and George. Charles is a warm and caring guy, but he comes even more alive around little George. He loves spending time with him."

Prince William’s mini-me learned how to ride horses, play tennis and ski—all before he turned ten years old. And when he became a sibling, his big brother instincts kicked in pretty quickly. In an interview with Us Weekly, a source said, “He’s very protective of his younger siblings and goes out of his way to help his mother with the household chores, especially when it earns him extra time on electronics!”

Although he's just ten years old, George made history in 2023 as the youngest future king to ever participate in a coronation ceremony. During his grandfather's coronation, he took on a role as one of the eight Pages of Honor and helped carry the tail of King Charles's robes.

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2. Princess Charlotte (8) 

Princess Charlotte is the second child of the Prince and Princess of Wales. As King Charles’s first granddaughter, she is now third in line to the British throne.

Per Hello! Magazine, the king gushed over his granddaughter soon after she was born. He said, "She is beautiful. I was hoping for a granddaughter, someone to look after me when I am very old."

In case you haven’t noticed, the 8-year-old is already following in her mother’s footsteps. She’s dressed like her mom on multiple occasions, whether it be a polka-dot ensemble or a striped dress. She also has quite a few hobbies, like horseback riding, baking and gymnastics. According to Hello!, Princess Catherine said, "Charlotte is really into gymnastics, she's doing cartwheels, handstands, everything. It's so good for their basic skills of balance and coordination."

The young royal is also following in the late Princess Diana's footsteps by taking up dance. The Princess of Wales told Hello!, "My daughter Charlotte likes dancing, she loves ballet and tap."

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3. Prince Louis (5)

Prince Louis of Wales is the youngest child of Prince William and Princess Catherine. He’s the second grandson of King Charles and currently fourth in line to the British throne.

In honor of his 2nd birthday in 2020, the king shared a sweet photo of himself embracing his grandson on IG—and the moment was captured by none other than Princess Catherine. The caption reads, "A very Happy Birthday to Prince Louis, who turns two today. The young Prince enjoys a hug from his Grandfather, The Prince of Wales."

The young royal has already garnered plenty of attention with his enthusiasm and meme-worthy facial expressions at public events. For example, when he appeared on the palace balcony at the queen’s Jubilee, he stole the show with his candid reactions.

Also, the 5-year-old is quite fond of superheroes. During her visit to Scotland in 2022, Princess Catherine revealed (per People) "Louis, our little boy, loves Spider-Man."

The proud mom also revealed that Louis has taken an interest in gardening. While attending a children's picnic at the Chelsea Flower Show, the royal told a few kids, "Louis is growing broad beans at school. You put them in a cup and you can see the roots growing. They get big quickly, like sunflowers."

4. Archie Mountbatten-Windsor (4) 

Archie, King Charles’s third grandson, is the first child of Prince Harry and Markle. As Prince Harry’s eldest, he is sixth in the British line of succession, and he is the heir apparent to his father's Sussex dukedom.

His parents have (understandably) kept Archie’s public appearances to a minimum, but when they attended Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee in June 2022, Archie reunited with his grandpa. A source told People, "It was a fantastic visit. The prince was delighted to see his grandson and meet his granddaughter for the first time. It was very special to have some time with him."

Additionally, Markle revealed that Archie shares a common hobby with his aunt, Kate Middleton. While attending a screening for Misan Harriman's film, The After, Markle opened up about his love of photography and said, “The inspiration runs deep. Misan was showing him how to do photography the last time he was with us, and I bought Archie a camera, and he said, ‘But it’s not a Leica like Misan.’”

Jokingly, she added, “I said, ‘You are not getting a Leica! Not even for Christmas.’”

In 2023, Archie received a new title on the royal family website. The royal went from “Master Archie Mountbatten-Windsor” to “Prince Archie Harrison.”

5. Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor (2)

Lilibet is the only daughter and second child of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. She is currently seventh in line to the British throne.

As you may know, Lilibet’s name has a sweet connection to the late Queen Elizabeth. The moniker was the queen’s childhood nickname, and it was created when the royal struggled to pronounce her own name as a toddler. As for Lilibet’s middle name, Diana, it’s a clear nod to her late grandmother, Princess Diana.

In November 2022, Prince Harry sat down with People and opened up about Lilibet learning how to walk. He said, “Her current priorities are trying to keep up with her brother; she took her first step just a few days ago. Proud papa, here.”

Similar to her big brother, Lili's title was updated from "Miss Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor" to "Princess Lilibet of Sussex" on the royal family's website in 2023.

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