Together, the couple had four children: King Charles III, 74; Princess Anne, 73; Prince Andrew, 63, and Prince Edward, 59.
As Queen Elizabeth's oldest son, Charles automatically ascended the throne. His coronation ceremony was held in May 2023, and many members of the royal family attended, including Charles' two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry.
To mark the first anniversary of Queen Elizabeth's death, Charles released an audio message that paid tribute to his mother.
He said, “In marking the first anniversary of Her late Majesty’s death and my accession, we recall with great affection her long life, devoted service and all she meant to so many of us."
“I am deeply grateful, too, for the love and support that has been shown to my wife and myself during this year as we do our utmost to be of service to you all.”
Read on to learn more about Queen Elizabeth’s children.
King Charles III
King Charles III is Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip's firstborn son. He was born on Nov. 14, 1948.
Charles is a father of two kids, Prince William, 41, and Prince Harry, 38, whom he shared with his late ex-wife, Princess Diana.
The two were married from 1981 to 1996. One year after they got divorced, Diana died from the injuries she sustained in a tragic car accident in Paris.
In 2005, Charles remarried when he tied the knot with Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
According to the line of succession, Charles was first in line for the British throne after Elizabeth. Once Charles became king, his wife took on the title of queen consort. However, her title has since changed on the official palace website to queen.
Elizabeth announced her desire for Camilla to become queen consort as part of her Platinum Jubilee celebration in 2022.
“This anniversary also affords me a time to reflect on the goodwill shown to me by people of all nationalities, faiths and ages in this country and around the world over these years,” the queen said in a statement in February 2022. “I would like to express my thanks to you all for your support. I remain eternally grateful for, and humbled by, the loyalty and affection that you continue to give me.
"And when, in the fullness of time, my son Charles becomes King, I know you will give him and his wife Camilla the same support that you have given me; and it is my sincere wish that, when that time comes, Camilla will be known as Queen Consort as she continues her own loyal service," the message continued.
Princess Anne is Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip's second child and only daughter. She was born on Aug. 15, 1950.
In 1973, Anne got married to her first husband, Olympic gold medalist Mark Phillips. They stayed together for nearly 20 years until they got divorced in 1992.
Anne and Phillips share two kids, Peter, 45, and Zara, 42.
In the same year she divorced Phillips, Anne married her second husband, Sir Timothy Laurence.
Anne is known for being the first British royal to ever compete in the Olympics. In 1976 she went to Montreal for the Summer Olympics and competed in the three-day equestrian event. She ended the Games placing 24th overall.
At King Charles III's coronation, Anne also played a very important role. While on horseback, she acted as her brother's “Gold-Stick-in-Waiting.”
In an interview with CBC, Anne said the role is the “original close protection officer” and represents a position akin to a bodyguard.
“Not least of all, it solves my dress problem,” she joked.
As of Sept. 8, Anne is 17th in line for the British throne.
Prince Andrew is Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip's third child. He was born on Feb. 19, 1960.
Andrew is a father of two daughters, Princess Beatrice, 35, and Princess Eugenie, 33, whom he shares with his ex-wife, Sarah, Duchess of York.
Andrew and Sarah were married from 1986 to 1996.
In 2019, Andrew stepped away from his public duties over his past friendship with the accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein. At the time, he said his "former association" with Epstein had become a “major disruption” to the royal family’s work.
The queen was supportive of Andrew's decision, and in January 2022, Buckingham Palace announced that Andrew lost several of his royal distinctions over the scandal.
“With The Queen’s approval and agreement, The Duke of York’s military affiliations and Royal patronages have been returned to The Queen,” the statement read.
Andrew is now eighth in line for the British throne.
Prince Edward is Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip's youngest child. He was born on March 10, 1964.
Edward shares his two kids, Lady Louise Windsor, 19, and James, Earl of Wessex 15, with his wife of 24 years, Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh.
Prince Edward is now 14th in line for the throne.