The Queen, Prince Philip and their children pictured in 2007 (Picture: Tim Graham/Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth II is not only Head of State, but also head of the Royal Family.

And as Her Majesty is now 96, celebrating her Platinum Jubilee year, unsurprisingly her family has grown in the seven decades since she took the throne.

The Queen and her late husband, Prince Philip, wed in 1947 and welcomed several children together throughout their marriage – plus several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

But just how many children did they have?

How many children does The Queen have?

The Queen and Prince Philip had four children together. They are:

Prince Charles

Queen Elizabeth II with son Prince Charles (Picture: Sang Tan/WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Prince Charles is the oldest child and firstborn son of The Queen.

He was born as Charles Philip Arthur George on November 17, 1948 – initially titled His Royal Highness Prince Charles of Edinburgh.

He was born in Buckingham Palace.

At the age of 3, he became first in the line of succession – after the death of his grandfather, King George VI, made his mum Princess Elizabeth become Queen Elizabeth II.

He then inherited titles The Duke of Cornwall, Duke of Rothesay, Earl of Carrick, Baron Renfrew, Lord of the Isles and Prince and Great Steward of Scotland, and in 1969 was invested as The Prince of Wales.

The Queen with Prince Philip and their children in 1972 (Picture: Getty)

Charles served in the Royal Navy, and in 1981 married Lady Diana Spencer, who became The Princess of Wales. Their marriage produced two sons: Prince William and Prince Harry.

In 1996, Charles and Diana divorced after a years-long separation. Tragically, Diana was killed in a Paris car crash in 1997.

In 2005, Charles married Camilla Parker-Bowles, who became The Duchess of Cornwall.

Charles and Camilla undertake official duties on behalf of The Queen, while also championing causes they are passionate about – particularly the environment and climate change.

Charles is currently 73 years old.

Princess Anne

Princes Anne is often seen as one of the Royal Family’s hardest workers (Picture: Peter Cziborra – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Princess Anne is The Queen’s second-oldest child and only daughter.

She was born as Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise on August 15, 1950 – titled at birth as Her Royal Highness Princess Anne of Edinburgh.

Unlike her elder brother, she was born at Clarence House in London.

When The Queen became monarch in 1952, Anne was then known as Her Royal Highness The Princess Anne.

Anne married Mark Phillips in 1973, and they had two children: son Peter and daughter Zara.

A young Prince Charles and baby Princess Anne with their parents (Picture: AFP via Getty Images)

They divorced in 1992, and Anne married Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence – a former equerry to The Queen – in the same year. They are still married to this day.

Anne has, since 1987, been known as The Princess Royal, a title only ever to the eldest daughter of the monarch.

Often, 71-year-old Anne is considered a very popular royal, as well as the hardest-working – attending 387 official engagements in 2021 on behalf of The Queen, the most of any Royal Family member.

She is also an accomplished equestrian, having competed at the 1976 Montreal Olympics.

Anne is currently 17th in the line of succession.

Prince Andrew

The Queen with second son Prince Andrew in 2019 (Picture: Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)

The Queen’s third child, and second son, Prince Andrew, arrived a decade later.

Andrew Albert Christian Edward was born on February 19, 1960 – eight years into The Queen’s reign – and was officially titled from birth His Royal Highness The Prince Andrew.

Andrew embarked on a career with the Royal Navy, and married Sarah ‘Fergie’ Ferguson in 1986.

Upon marriage, he was made The Duke of York, Earl of Inverness and Baron Killyleagh.

He and The Duchess of York welcomed two daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, but ultimately divorced in 1996. The pair have remained friends.

Young Prince Andrew (right) with baby Prince Edward and The Queen in 1965 (Picture: Lisa Sheridan/Studio Lisa/Getty Images)

These days, Andrew is marred with controversy over his past association with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein – and allegations of sexual assault by a woman named Virginia Giuffre.

In a November 2019 Newsnight interview, Andrew denied the allegations, and months later stepped away from public life.

Ms Giuffre filed a civil lawsuit against Andrew in the US in 2021, which was settled without admission of wrongdoing for an undisclosed figure – thought to be in the millions.

In January 2022, The Queen stripped him of his honorary military titles and use of the style His Royal Highness.

He remains ninth in the line of succession at present.

Prince Edward

Prince Edward is The Queen’s youngest child (Picture: Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

The Queen’s youngest child and third son is Prince Edward.

Edward Antony Richard Louis was born on March 10, 1964 – titled from birth as His Royal Highness The Prince Edward.

Like siblings Charles and Andrew, he was born in Buckingham Palace.

Edward has served in the Royal Marines, owned a TV company and undertake official duties on behalf of The Queen.

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He became The Earl of Wessex upon his 1999 marriage to Sophie Rhys-Jones, now known as Sophie, The Countess of Wessex. It is thought that one day they will become The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh.

The couple are still together, and share two children: James, Viscount Severn and Lady Louise Windsor.

Edward is currently 14th in the line of succession.

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