Queen ElizabethRecently, she celebrated her 96th Birthday and well wishes came in from all around the globe. One of the birthday tributes came from the royal family’s Instagram account and showed a certain trait that she shares with two of her great-grandchildren.
The Trait That The Queen Shares with Archie and Lilibet
“Happy Birthday Your Majesty!” the post’s caption reads. “Today as The Queen turns 96, we’re sharing this photograph taken when she was 2-years-old.”This photo shows Queen Elizabeth as a toddler, with a big smile and curly blonde locks.
Those curls might look familiar. Two of the queen’s great-grandchildren have the same hair type. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s children, Archie and Lilibet, are largely kept out of the public eye. However, in the handful of pictures we’ve seen of the pair, it’s obvious they inherited the queen’s curly hair.
The royal family’s Instagram post went on to detail Queen Elizabeth’s path to the throne. “Then Princess Elizabeth, she was the eldest daughter of The Duke and Duchess of York and was never expected to become Queen,”It continued. “Her life changed in 1936 when her uncle, King Edward VIII abdicated, her father became King George VI and the young Princess became the heir presumptive.”
“Following the sad death of her father in 1952, Princess Elizabeth became Queen Elizabeth II aged just 25, and this year is celebrating 70 years on the throne — a first in British history,”The post is now closed.
The Queen’s Relationship With Her Great-Grandchildren
Despite the fact that Archie and Lilibet prefer their great-grandmother genetically to them, the queen has never met Archie. He was born in the UK in 2019, just a few months after Harry and Markle’s explosive decision to leave royal life behind and move to California.
The queen hasn’t seen Lilibet, born June 2021 and who has never left the US, since her birth. Markle and Harry also stayed away from England due to safety concerns. Harry only returned for his grandfather Prince Philip’s funeral, while Markle stayed in the US.
Recently, the Duke and Duchess Sussex ended their long-standing tradition of freezing out the royal family by visiting the queen before traveling to the Netherlands for Invictus games. Although relations between Markle and Harry have been difficult, they have made it clear that they are in good terms with Queen Elizabeth.
Queen Elizabeth might not get to see Archie and Lilibet as often as her other great-grandchildren, but one look at a photo of the young queen and it’s clear that the trio are closely related.
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