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King Charles III’s Grandchildren: Get to Know All 5 Adorable Royals

These rambunctious princes and princesses keep His Majesty on his toes!

Being king is no walk in the park. From day-to-day public appearances, serving as a patron for charities across the country, and being the face of the royal institution, King Charles III wears many hats. The life of a royal on any given day is jam-packed, but there’s perhaps one role that stands out among his duties — grandfather. King Charles III has five grandchildren in total, each of whom boasts their own unique temperament, interests and personality.

About King Charles III

Charles was born on November 14, 1948, to Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip. Philip, who passed away in 2021, and Elizabeth, who passed away in 2022, had three additional children: Anne, Edward and Andrew.

Charles’ upbringing was that of a typical royal, but he broke the mold of receiving fully private tutoring when he attended an actual school. He then went on to Trinity College, Cambridge, where he studied archaeology, anthropology and history.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles, 1969
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles, 1969

In 1969, he was crowned Prince of Wales. He eventually served in the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy, in which he had an accomplished career during his service. In 1977, Lady Diana Spencer came into the picture.

A courtship watched by the world

Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, 1981
Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, 1981Photonews Scotland/Shutterstock

His first introduction to Diana Spencer came when he was pursuing her older sister, Sarah, on a visit to her family’s estate in Northamptonshire. Things ended between Charles and Sarah by 1978, but in July of 1980, Charles and Diana crossed paths once again at their mutual friend’s home in Sussex.

It was there where Diana made an effort to comfort Charles about the recent passing of his uncle, Lord Mountbatten, and from then, the seed was planted. By February of 1981, the couple was engaged.

Prince Charles and Princess Diana at their wedding, 1981
Prince Charles and Princess Diana, 1981Shutterstock

The duo got married in July of 1981 and welcomed two children: Prince William in 1982 and Prince Harry in 1984. From the early days of their initial union, the couple was plagued with tension. This culminated over the course of their relationship in the form of distance, unhappiness and rumored extramarital affairs. Famously, Charles’ affair with Camila Parker Bowles was said to have begun in 1986. It wasn’t until 1992 that he and Diana called it quits.

Prince Charles and Princess Diana, 1992
Prince Charles and Princess Diana, 1992David Hartley/Shutterstock

The tragic death of Princess Diana

The divorce of Charles and Diana was finalized in 1996. Tragically, only a year later, she was killed in a car crash with her then partner, Dodi Al Fayed, as they were attempting to flee paparazzi. Her death not only shook the monarchy, but shook the world entirely. Today, however, her legacy continues to be carried on by her two sons, William and Harry, and their children.

King Charles III’s children

King Charles’ two sons, William and Harry, have grown up in the spotlight as children of the royal family. While they’ve both chosen different paths, their upbringing has influenced nearly every aspect of their lives.

Prince William, Prince Charles and Prince Harry, 2000
Prince William, Prince Charles and Prince Harry, 2000Mike Forster/Daily Mail/Shutterstock

King Charles III oldest son, Prince William

Prince William, 2022
Prince William, 2022Jeff J Mitchell/WPA Pool/Shutterstock

The oldest son to Charles and Diana, Prince William is the heir to the throne after Charles passes. He is married to Catherine, Princess of Wales, and the duo has three children.

William is a patron of over thirty charities and does admirable work with The Royal Foundation, a charity spearheaded by him and his wife that focuses on mental health, conservation of nature and emergency workers.

William once told royal correspondent Nicholas Witchell from Marie Claire on being king: “I certainly don’t lie awake at night waiting or hoping for it because it sadly means my family has moved on and I don’t want that.”

Prince William and Prince Charles, 2000
Prince William and Prince Charles, 2000

King Charles III second son, Prince Harry

Prince Harry, 2019
Prince Harry, 2019Frank van Beek/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

Although he has pursued a different route for his life, Prince Harry still remains an integral part of the unit, despite no longer having the title he once did. Harry’s upbringing was similar to that of William’s.

Like his brother, he’s spent the past two decades of his life giving back to charities, raising awareness regarding mental health and launching his own charitable endeavor, The Invictus Games, which aims “to celebrate the unconquered human spirit and shine a spotlight on these men and women who served,” according to their site.

Prince Charles and Prince Harry, 2019
Prince Charles and Prince Harry, 2019Tim Rooke/Shutterstock

Harry married American actress Meghan Markle in 2018, and they had their first child, Archie, in 2019. In January of 2020, Harry announced their royal exit. In 2021, their daughter, Lilibet, was born. The family currently leads a life away from the royal hustle and bustle in California.

King Charles III grandchildren

Between William and Harry, there are five King Charles III grandchildren. Get to know each of them and their adorable faces.

Prince George

Prince George, 2023
Prince George, 2023Millie Pilkington/Kensington Palace/WPA Pool/Shutterstock

The eldest child of William and Kate, Prince George was born on July 22, 2013. Back in 2015, in an interview with Sky News, King Charles described little George as “one of those characters who naturally, instinctively likes to be outside.” At Charles’ coronation, George served as a Page of Honor.

King Charles III, Prince William and Prince George on the balcony of Buckingham Palace at the Coronation of King Charles III, 2023
King Charles III (right), Prince William (left) and Prince George (second boy from left) at the Coronation, 2023Anthony Harvey/Shutterstock

Princess Charlotte

Princess Charlotte, 2023
Princess Charlotte, 2023Dave Shopland/Shutterstock

The second oldest child and only daughter of William and Kate is Princess Charlotte. She is eight years old and was born on May 2, 2015. Much like her older brother, Charlotte has been brought up learning the customs and traditions of the royal family, as noted during moments in the public where she’s seen hilariously correcting her brother’s behavior. Talk about a royal in training!

Prince Louis

Prince Louis, 2023, King Charles III Grandchildren
Prince Louis, 2023

The youngest son of William and Kate is 5-year-old Prince Louis. He was born on April 23, 2018. Of the three children, Louis has shown to be the spunkiest, often pulling funny faces, yawning during ceremonies, and moving around his seat. Regardless, the youngster has a very sweet relationship with his grandfather, as seen during Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations when he opted to sit on grandpa’s lap.

Prince Archie

Prince Archie with Harry and Meghan, 2019 King Charles III grandchildren
Prince Archie with Harry and Meghan, 2019Shutterstock

Archie is the first son of Harry and Meghan. He is 4 years old and was born on May 6, 2019. Eight months after Archie was born, Harry and Meghan announced their departure from the royal family, putting distance between their son and Charles.

Harry told People, “I’ve said before that I’ve wanted a family, not an institution — so of course, I would love nothing more than for our children to have relationships with members of my family, and they do with some, which brings me great joy.”

Princess Lilibet “Lili” Diana

Lilibet is King Charles’ fifth grandchild. The 2-year-old, born on June 4, 2021, was named for Queen Elizabeth, whose nickname was Lilibet. Despite the physical distance between she and her grandfather, as she is being raised in California, she was united with him in 2022 for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Which of King Charles III grandchildren is next in line for the throne?

The line of succession to the throne is a complicated one. When King Charles passes, Prince William will take the throne. After him, Prince George is next, followed by his sister, Princess Charlotte. Prince Louis would be next, followed by Prince Harry, despite him stepping down as a senior member of the royal family. After Harry would come his son Archie, followed by daughter Lili.

King Charles III Grandchildren
Prince William, King Charles III, Prince GeorgeInstagram/TheRoyalFamily

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