Meet King Charles's Siblings

Meet King Charles's Siblings

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip had four children: King Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward.

King Charles has very different relationships with each of his siblings: He and Anne were born just 21 months apart, and grew up very close. Following the death of their mother, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Anne said in a statement, "We may have been reminded how much of her presence and contribution to our national identity we took for granted. I am also so grateful for the support and understanding offered to my dear brother Charles as he accepts the added responsibilities of The Monarch."

He is less close with his younger brothers. In particular, he reportedly does not get along with Andrew, who is no longer a working royal, due to backlash surrounding his relationship with convicted sex offender Jeffery Epstein. And, though Edward is a working royal—Charles granted him the Duke of Edinburgh title earlier this year—the brothers are 15 years apart and did not exactly grow up together.

In October 2022, Charles made his sister Princess Anne and his brother Prince Edward both counsellors of state, joining his wife Queen Camilla, Prince Andrew, Charles's sons Prince William and Prince Harry, and Charles's niece Princess Beatrice. Previously, counsellors of state were limited to the spouse of the sovereign, and the next four people in the line of succession who are over the age of 21, but of that group, only William and Camilla were working royals, which proved to be a challenge.

Here, get to know Charles's siblings, in order of oldest to youngest:

Princess Anne

Birthday: August 15, 1950 (age: 73)

Other titles: Princess Royal

Place in line of succession: 17th

Spouse: Sir Timothy Laurence (married 1992; she was previously married to Captain Mark Phillips)

Children: Peter Phillips, Zara Tindall

Grandchildren: Savannah Phillips, 13, Isla Phillips, 12, Mia Tindall, 10, Lena Tindall, 5, and Lucas Tindall, 3

More about Princess Anne

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Prince Andrew

Birthday: February 19, 1960 (age: 64)

Other titles: Duke of York

Place in line of succession: 8th

Spouse: Previously married to Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York

Children: Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie

Grandchildren: August Brooksbank, 3, Sienna Mapelli Mozzi, 2, and Ernest Brooksbank, 1.

More about Prince Andrew

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Prince Edward

Birthday: March 10, 1964 (age: 60)

Other titles: Duke of Edinburgh

Place in line of succession: 14th

Spouse: Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh (married 1999)

Children: Lady Louise, 20, and James, Earl of Wessex, 16

Grandchildren: None

More about Prince Edward

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