What Was Queen Elizabeth’s Height? Royal Family Members’ Heights, from Tallest to Shortest

And the tallest royal is...

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It’s definitely not something I think about often, but I'd be lying if I said the royal family members’ heights haven’t crossed my mind before. Like what was Queen Elizabeth II’s height? How tall is Kate Middleton? And who is taller, Prince William or Prince Harry? So, I did some research and, as it turns out, I was totally off with many of my estimates.

Keep reading for all of the royal family members' heights, from tallest to shortest.

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1. Prince William: 6’3"

At the top (get it?) of the height chart is...Prince William! The future king pretty much towers over the rest of his royal fam (although, he only has about an inch on his brother, Prince Harry), and he will make history as the second-tallest monarch when he ascends the throne. I was surprised to find out the Prince of Wales and Cornwall is the tallest of the bunch, but I have a feeling his eldest son, Prince George, might surpass him when he grows up.

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2. Prince Harry: 6’2"

Back to Prince Harry. He may not be as tall as his older brother, but the Duke of Sussex’s height landed him the second spot. Like I said before, he’s only an inch shorter, which is probably barely noticeable in person.

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3. Prince Philip: 6’0"

You might be thinking that both Prince Harry and Prince William get their height from their dad, King Charles. However, this isn’t necessarily the case. It was their grandfather, Prince Philip, that passed along the taller genes (maybe height skips a generation?). Philip, who sadly passed away in 2021 at the age of 99, was one of five members of the fam who reached the six-foot mark.

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4. Prince Andrew: 6’0''

No, your eyes are not deceiving you: Prince Andrew is the same height as his late father. While the royal may be taller than his older brother, King Charles, he doesn’t tower over all of his siblings.

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5. Prince Edward: 6’0''

Coming in at six feet is none other than Prince Edward. Yup, the Duke of Edinburgh is the same height as his late father, Prince Philip, showing that he does indeed take after his dad when it comes to the tall gene.

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6. Princess Diana: 5’10"

When I learned about Princess Diana’s height, I honestly had to read the numbers again. The former Princess of Wales stood at an impressive five feet, ten inches. (During her time in the royal family, she was the tallest female.) As it turns out, her ex-husband King Charles was also the same height, so Diana often avoided heels and tried to find ways to make herself look shorter.

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7. King Charles: 5’10"

Like I said, King Charles is also 5’10". Luckily, his second wife, Camilla Parker Bowles, isn’t as tall as his first wife, Princess Diana.

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8. Kate Middleton: 5’9"

She may not be 5’10" like her mother-in-law was, but the Princess of Wales and Cornwall is still one of the tallest women in the royal gang. Plus, she also loves to wear heels, which probably gets her closer to around six feet at times.

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9. Camilla Parker Bowles: 5’8"

Right behind Middleton is Camilla Parker Bowles. Standing at five feet, eight inches, when pictured next to her hubby, the queen consort definitely measures up.

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10. Princess Anne: 5’6"

Queen Elizabeth’s daughter might not be the tallest of the group, but she still beats her mother when it comes to height (more on that later). The Princess Royal also shares her exact height with a certain ex-member of the royal family...

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11. Meghan Markle: 5’6"

Yup. Meghan Markle is 5’6". The Duchess of Sussex most likely gets her shorter genes from her mother, Doria Ragland, who is also on the smaller side. With tall dad Prince Harry and petite mom Markle, I wonder where on the height spectrum their son Archie and daughter Lilibet will fall.

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12. Princess Eugenie: 5’5"

The Princess of York and her sister, Princess Beatrice, give each other a run for their money when it comes to height. However, Princess Eugenie has a one-inch advantage over her sis.

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13. Duchess Sophie: 5’5”

Prince Edward's wife, Duchess Sophie, is about five feet, five inches. She is taller than some members of the royal family—like Princess Beatrice and Queen Elizabeth—but shorter than others. 

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14. Princess Beatrice: 5’4"

She might not be as tall as her sister, but Princess Beatrice can say something that no other member of her family can—she is the same height as Queen Elizabeth was.

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15. Queen Elizabeth: 5’4"

And finally, Queen Elizabeth’s height. She may have passed away, but Her Majesty was the tiniest member of her royal squad. And believe it or not, she was still taller than her mom, the Queen Mother, who stood at just 5’2" before her passing.

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