15 Adorable Moments Between Queen Elizabeth and Her Grandchildren

These photos capture Her Majesty in her role as a loving grandmother and great-grandmother

Queen Elizabeth II has had many special moments with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren captured by photographers, from official portraits to sneaky smiles on the job. The Queen officially became a grandmother in 1977, when Princess Anne gave birth to Peter Phillips, and she has a grand total of eight grandchildren (from oldest to youngest: Peter Phillips, Zara Tindall, Prince William, Prince Harry, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Lady Louise, and James, Viscount Severn) and eight great-grandchildren (Savannah Phillips, Isla Phillip, Prince George, Mia Tindall, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis, Lena Tindall, and Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.)

Although it may be hard to keep the whole family tree straight, watching the family grow and work together over the years has been exciting. The Queen in particular spends a lot of time with the young royals. Click through to see some of the sweetest moments from their interactions over the years.

This article originally appeared on Harper’s Bazaar US.

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