The Queen officially has four great-granddaughters who all have Elizabeth as a middle name in tribute to her.
The Royal Family has expanded over the last ten years or so, as a number of the Queen’s grandchildren have gone on to have children of their own.
A tight-knit brood, the Queen and the late Prince Philip’s eight grandchildren have shown devotion to their grandparents over the years, not least in how they have chosen to name their own children.
In total, of the Queen’s 12 great-grandchildren, there are now five mini Royals who have been named in the Queen’s honour, four of whom have Elizabeth as a middle name.
Perhaps the most well known of the great-granddaughters is Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, daughter of Prince William and Kate Middleton, who is currently six years old.
Born in May 2015, her full name is Charlotte Elizabeth Diana in tribute to William’s grandmother the Queen and his mother, Princess Diana.
The oldest of the Queen’s great-granddaughters to be named after her is Isla Elizabeth Phillips, nine years old, the younger daughter of Princess Anne’s son Peter Phillips and his ex-wife Autumn.
Born in 2012, she is currently 17th in line to the throne.
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Another of Princess Anne’s granddaughters is also named after the Queen with her daughter Zara Tindall choosing, along with her professional rugby player husband Mike, to name her second daughter Lena Elizabeth Tindall when she was born in 2018.
The newest member of the Royal Family was born merely weeks ago, when Princess Beatrice gave birth to her first child with husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi on September 18 this year.
It was announced today (October 1) that the little girl had been named Sienna Elizabeth Mapelli Mozzi in tribute to her royal great-grandmother and her father’s Italian heritage.
The Queen does have one other great-granddaughter who was named after her, though this time not in her middle name, but as her first.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s first daughter was born in June this year and is currently three months old.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced not long afterwards that they had decided to name their daughter Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, in tribute to the Queen and Prince Harry’s mother Princess Diana.
‘Lilibet’ is a pet name for the Queen used by members of her close family, in particular her own parents and later Prince Philip, and so holds much significance to her and to the whole Royal Family.
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