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23 November 2021, 13:01
Her Majesty the Queen is a proud great-grandmother of 12 children.
The Queen, 95, while very busy, still takes time to make her great-grandchildren feel special when they visit her at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle or any other of Her Majesty's royal residences.
The Monarch has a total of 12 great-grandchildren from the eldest Savannah Phillip, 10, to the youngest, Sienna Elizabeth Mapelli Mozzi, born in September this year.
While it may sound like a lot, the Queen always makes sure she has a surprise for them left in their rooms when they come to stay.
This is according to Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, who revealed the little slice of information during an interview with ITV for the documentary Our Queen At 90 which aired back in 2016.
Speaking about how much the family means to the Queen, Kate said the Monarch “always leaves a little gift or something in their room when we go and stay, and that just shows her love for her family.”
But, what are the gifts? Of course, we don't know but we're guessing anything from toys to books, or even sweet treats.
One thing we do know, however, is that Princess Charlotte is one of the Queen's favourite great-grandchildren.
In the documentary to mark the Queen's 90th birthday, Kate Middleton told the cameras: “The Queen was really thrilled that it [Princess Charlotte] was a little girl.
"I think as soon as we came back here to Kensington she was one of our first visitors here. I think she’s very fond of Charlotte. She’s always watching what she’s up to.”
It seems that Charlotte is always watching the Queen, too.
In recent resurfaced footage from Trooping the Colour in 2018, a special moment was captured which shows Charlotte looking over at her great-grandmother waving to the crowds before she starts to copy her. Read the full story here.