Proof Queen Elizabeth II Is the Best Great Gan-Gan in all the Land

Queen Elizabeth II is a sister, a mother, a grandma and—most importantly—a great grandmother (or “Gan-Gan”) to eight young royals. Behind closed Buckingham Palace doors, HRH is changing nappies, prepping bottles and making time for the lucky few who have the privilege of calling her Gan-Gan. Here’s proof that Queen Elizabeth II is the best great-grandmother in all the land.

Her Mini Majesty Princess Charlotte Bears Uncanny Resemblance to Queen Elizabeth II

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1. When She #blessed George Before His Christening

Being royal ain’t easy.

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2. And Regally Bottle-fed Princess Char

The photo is an impersonator, but you get the idea.

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3. When She Got A Good Look At Princess Charlotte

Welcome to the world of royal exclusivity, little one.

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4. Then Let Prince George Have His Moment


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5. And Told Prince George To Be On His Best Behavior

Sit straight, shoulders back, face forward and always look cute.

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6. When She Reminded Prince George Who Was In Charge (william And Kate’s Nervous Grins, Though)

No one in the history of the great British Monarchy has defeated Great Gan-Gan in a staring contest. No one.

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7. And When She Posed With Her Progeny On Her 90th Birthday

From oldest to youngest, we have the Queen’s grandchildren Louise (13) and James (9), along with her great-grandchildren Savannah (6), Isla (5), George (3), Mia (3) and Charlotte (2).

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8. When She Admired Their Naughty Behavior From Afar

Queen Elizabeth couldn’t help but laugh at the chaos that ensued during the 2018 Trooping the Colour ceremony.

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9. And Then Pretended To Ignore It

Hey, at least Princess Charlotte didn’t stick out her tongue.

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10. And Finally, When She Commented On Archie's Red Hair

During a Zoom call, the queen reportedly noted that Archie has red hair, just like Prince Harry.


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