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Their mother, the Queen
Their mother, the Queen

For Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, sharing a mother with the Commonwealth was simply a reality growing up, leading to some incredible – and incredibly bizarre – situations.

To make matters more complicated, when Queen Elizabeth II had Charles and Anne, she was in her twenties and engaging in intense trial-by-fire training, meaning she had to place Crown and Country above all else. But for Andrew and Edward – born more than ten years later – the Queen had finally relaxed into her role as monarch and was able to actually enjoy being a mother.

From the good to the bad and everything in between, this is what it’s really like having Queen Elizabeth as your mother.