It is no secret that the Queen has one large family, just take a look at the balcony during Trooping the Colour, it’s full.
And while the Queen is in possession of probably the most organised and well-maintained diary in the world, we wonder how she remembers each birthday or family event of every member in her immediate and extended family.
The Queen has four children, eight grandchildren and 11 (and counting) great-grandchildren, that’s not to mention their spouses and the descendants of her cousins.
While that might sound like a lot, it’s no scratch on Queen Victoria. She had nine children, 42 grandchildren, 87 great-grandchildren and 142 great-great grandchildren, so she might have been forgiven for forgetting one or two birthdays!
So let’s take a look at when all the Queen’s direct family and their spouses celebrate their birthdays.
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The Duchess of Cambridge celebrates her birthday in January
January: In the first month of the new year, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge celebrates her birthday on the 9th. The next is Zara Tindall’s eldest daughter Mia on the 17th and nearing the end of the month, Sophie, Countess of Wessex joins in the fun on the 20th.
February: A very new addition to the royal family will have his first birthday on February 9. August Brooksbank is the son of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank. Later in the month on the 19th, his grandfather, Prince Andrew, will have his birthday.
August Brooksbank will celebrate his birthday on February 9
(Image: Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank/PA Wire)
March: The first month of spring sees the birthdays of Princess Anne’s husband, Timothy Laurence on the 1st, as well as the Queen’s youngest son, Prince Edward’s on the 10th.
Another new addition, Lucas Tindall, will have his first birthday on March 21, followed by Princess Eugenie on the 23rd and finally, the Queen’s great granddaughter, Isla Phillips on March 29.
The Queen has a big family!
April: It’s the Queen’s turn and April 21 marks the first of her two birthdays, the monarch’s official birthday is celebrated usually in the second week of June. Prince Louis was also born in April on St George’s Day (23rd) in 2018.
May: Prince Louis’s older sister, Princess Charlotte, was born at St Mary’s Hospital on the 2nd. Princess Eugenie’s husband, Jack Brooksbank is also born in May and he shares his birthday (3rd) with that of Peter Phillips ex-wife, Autumn Kelly.
Prince Harry’s son Archie is born on the 6th and finally the Queen’s granddaughter, Zara Tindall, has her special day on the 15th.
Prince William was born at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington on June 21, 1982
(Image: STEFAN ROUSSEAU/AFP via Getty Images)
June: The newest addition to the family is Prince Harry and Meghan’s second child, Lilibet Diana and she was born on June 4. The late Duke of Edinburgh was born in Corfu, Greece on the 10th.
Prince Philip’s great-granddaughter, Lena Tindall, was born on the 18th to Zara and Mike Tindall and future king Prince William celebrates his birthday on June 21.
Prince George is the oldest child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
(Image: HRH the Duchess of Cambridge)
July: The late Diana, Princess of Wales was born into the aristocratic Spencer family on July 1. The second wife of Prince Charles, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall was also born in this month on the 17th. Prince George was born at St Mary’s Hospital in West London on a warm summer’s day on the 22nd.
August: The Duchess of Sussex was born on August 4, the same day that the Queen Mother was over 120 years ago. Mother-to-be Princess Beatrice was born at the Portland Hospital in Marylebone on the 8th, and her aunt, Princess Anne was born at Clarence House on the 15th.
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September: The only royal of the Queen’s direct line to be born in September is Prince Harry on the 15th.
October: It’s a similar scenario in October as only spouses of the Queen’s relatives are born here. First is Sarah, Duchess of York on the 15th and secondly is Zara Tindall’s husband, Mike Tindall, on the 18th.
The Prince of Wales was born in November
(Image: Jonathan Brady – WPA Pool/Getty Images)
November: As we edge closer to Christmas, we have the birthdays of Lady Louise Windsor on the 8th and of future king, Prince Charles on the 14th.
The Queen’s grandson, Peter Phillips was born a day later on the 15th and Princess Beatrice’s husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi completes the set with his birthday on the 19th.
December: Last but by no means least we have the Earl and Countess of Wessex’s son, James, Viscount Severn’s birthday on the 17th and finally the Queen’s eldest great-granddaughter Savannah Phillips on the 29th.
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