Three grandchildren of Queen Elizabeth II on Buckingham balcony

On Thursday, June 2, 2022, Queen Elizabeth II gathered around her cousins, children, great-grandchildren and great-grandchildren, all considered active members of the royal family. Prince William, who played an active part in the band of color, was not the Queen’s only grandson. Lady Louise and Viscount Severn were attended by two other grandchildren of the Queen.

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Three grandchildren of Elizabeth II attend Trooping the Color parade in 2022

The royal family kicked off their platinum jubilee celebrations this Thursday, June 2, by attending Trooping the Color, an annual military parade usually held to celebrate the birthday of the public domain. Family members arrived at the parade ground in a horse-drawn carriage.

The Prince of Wales, Duke of Cambridge and Princess Anne took an active part in the show, reviewing the troops as the chief colonel of their regiments. After the military parade, the whole family joined Buckingham Palace to watch the flypast, which concluded the event.

Prince William and Princess Anne wave to troops as they follow Prince Charles, at the start of the military parade of the Colored Forces (Image: Video capture)

The ceremony was officially attended by three grandchildren of Queen Elizabeth II. Prince Harry and his cousins, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, attended the parade without being asked to ride in horse-drawn carriages and without appearing on the balcony.

Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor and James, Viscount Severn, in a horse-drawn carriage on June 2, 2022 (Photo: Aaron Chown/PA Wire/ABACAPRESS)

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, who will soon turn 40, has been the most visible grandson at the event. However, there were two other grandchildren of the Queen in a chariot. Louise and James, sons of Prince Edward and Sophie, Earl and Countess of Wessex, accompanied their parents.

James and Louise, grandsons of Elizabeth II, are on the balcony (Photo: Aaron Chun/PA ​​Wire/Abacapress)

Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor celebrated her 18th birthday last November. His brother James, Viscount Severn, 14, holds his father’s surname. Lady Louise was born before the entry into force of a new succession rule that ended male preference. Therefore, Mrs. Louise is 16th in the class, behind her younger brother who is 15th in the ranking.

Lady Louise and Viscount Severn between their parents, Sophie and Edward of Wessex on the mansion balcony (Photo: video screenshot)

According to the rules for awarding the titles of Prince and Princess of the United Kingdom, these titles must be held by Louis and James. It was Prince Edward and his wife Sophie who decided that their children would no longer be princes. Mrs. Louise was of legal age for a few months, so she will now be able to override her parents’ decision and have her recognized as Princess of the United Kingdom.

Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, daughters of the Duke of York, who are two other granddaughters of the Queen, are not working on the crown, and therefore were not invited to the balcony. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are no longer considered working family members since they stepped down to move to the United States. The two children, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, and the three children of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were invited even though they do not actually work for Crown, as they are still students.

Nicholas Fontaine


Nicolas Fontaine has been working as a freelance web editor since 2014. Having been a copywriter and author for various Belgian and French media and brands, he has specialized in Royal News. Nicolas is now the editor-in-chief of Histoires royales.

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