Almost everyone around the globe knows or at least has heard of the longest-reigning monarch Queen Elizabeth II, aged 95, and her recently deceased husband the Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip, who died on 4 April 2021.
Most only know in-depth information about their eldest son Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales who was born in 1948 and is 1st in the line of succession to the throne.
Prince Charles with his former deceased wife Diana, Princess of Wales has two children, Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge and Duke of Sussex Prince Harry.
From Prince Charles separation from Princess Diana to his controversial affair and second marriage with Camilla Parker Bowles, Prince Charles had been the subject of attention. We often hear ample information regarding what is happening in Prince Charles and his sons Prince William and Prince Harry's Life, especially prince Harry since he married Hollywood actress Meghan Markel.
But the rest three siblings of Prince Charles, especially in our country, are almost faded in our memory.
Let's know more about the less known offspring's of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh Prince Phillip.
Princess Royal, Anne
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh's second child and the only daughter, Anne Elizabeth Alice Louse, known as Princess Royal was born on 15th August 1950. She is only two years younger than her elder brother Prince Charles. The Royal Princess is currently 16th in the line of throne. She received the title of Princess Royal in June 1987.
She became an equestrian and won a gold medal in 1971 and 2 silver medals during 1975 at the European Evening Championship.
She married Captain Mark Anthony Philip, who is an English Olympic Gold medal-winning Horseman for Great Britain. Princess Royal and Captain Mark Phillip had two Children, Peter and Zara. Princess Royal Anne and Mark Phillip's marriage ended in 1992. Later on, Princess Royal married Vice-admiral Sir Timothy James Hamilton Laurence. Princess Anne does not have any child with her second husband.
Their first child Peter Phillips, born in 1977, is the Queen's eldest grandchild. Due to being descendants from the female line, the children of Princess Royal do not have a Royal title. Their father refused to take the ''Earldom'' title while marrying Princess Anne; hence, they do not have a ''courtesy'' title. Despite having no title, Philip was fifth in the throne line until his cousin Prince William, the eldest son of Prince Charles, was born. Peter Phillips married Canadian Autumn Kelly in 2008.
Peter Phillips and Autumn Kelly have two daughters, Savanna Phillips, the first great-grandchild of Queen Elizabeth born in 2010 and Isla Philips, born in 2012. Phillip and Autumn Kelly cut their marriage off in 2019.
The second child of Princess Royal Anne and Captain Mark Phillips Zara Tindall was born in 1981. Zara followed in her parent's footsteps and became a successful rider. She won a silver medal at the London 2012 Olympics. Though she has no Royal title due to being descendants from the female line, she is 20th in the line of throne. In 2011, Zara married former Rugby Player Mike Tindall. In 2014, Zara and Mike welcomed their first child Mia Grace Tindall; they had their second child Lena Elizabeth Tindall, the 7th great-grandchild of Queen Elizabeth, in 2018.
The Duke of York, Prince Andrew
Prince Andrew, born in 1960, is the third offspring of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip and 9th in the line to the throne. He married Sarah Ferguson on 23rd July 1986. After his marriage, Prince Andrew achieved the title of the Duke of York, and his wife Sara Ferguson become the duchess of York. They had two daughters Beatrice and Eugenie. Their 10 years of marriage ended in 1996.
Apart from maintaining Royal engagements, Prince Andrew was also a special trade representative for the UK government until 2011. He also served as a Helicopter Pilot of the Royal Navy; and was also the captain of a warship of Falklands War, the 10 weeks long undeclared war between Argentina and the United Kingdom in 1982.
Their eldest daughter Princess Beatrice known by the title her Royal Highness Princess of York, was born in 1988. She recently married the millionaire business tycoon Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in July 2000. The 36-year-old millionaire Edoardo is descended from Italian aristocracy, reported AFP news.
The Duchess of York Princess Eugenie, born in 1990, is the youngest daughter of Prince Andrew and Princess Sarah. On 12th October 2018, Eugenie got married to her long term boyfriend, Jack Brooksbank. On 9th February 2021, Eugenie and Brooksbank welcomed their first child August Phillip Hawke Brooksbank, the 9th great-grandchild of the Queen.
On 16 November 2019, during an interview with BBC, Prince Andrew faced stern criticism for admitting having a friendship with US financier and Sex offender Jeffery Epstein who committed suicide while awaiting trial on sex trafficking and conspiracy charges. Prince Andrew said he did not notice any suspicious behaviour from Jeffery Epstein during his US visit. Later on, Prince Andrew announced that he was stepping back from public duties and said he regretted having an ''ill-judged association with Jeffery Epstein, reported BBC.
The Earl of Wessex, Edward
The Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward, born in 1964, is the youngest child of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh Prince Phillip. He is currently 13th in the line of throne. In 1999, Prince Edward tied the knot with Sophie Rhys –Jones and received the title of the Earl of Wessex and Viscount Severn while his wife becomes the countess of Wessex.
The Earl and countess of Wessex assist the Queen in her official duties and runs various charity organisations. His main works involved developing the Duke of Edinburgh's Award, which the Duke of Edinburgh Prince Phillip founded in 1956. His Royal Highness, The Earl of Wessex, has been the chairman of the trustees of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award since 2015 and works for the development of young people, sports and arts.
Prince Edward and the countess of Wessex, Sophie, welcomed their first child Lady Louise in 2003 and their second child James Viscount Severn in 2007. Instead of giving Prince and Princess the title, the couple agreed to give their children ''courtesy'' titles for being the children of an Earl.