Queen Elizabeth Adores 'Having Family Time' With Her Great-Grandchildren, Shares Expert

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Source: MEGA

Dec. 21 2021, Published 10:20 a.m. ET

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Queen Elizabeth has held countless titles over the years, but her favorite is that of great-grandma.

"The Queen is in her element when she's got her great-grandchildren sitting on her lap and having that family time," royal expert Kerene Barefield shared with Us Weekly. "I'm sure it’s something that we’ll never ever get to witness — that kind of really relaxed family time."

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The matriarch has her hands full with a dozen great-grandchildren who range from age 10 to 3 months.

Best known to the public are Prince William and Kate Middleton's three children, Prince George, 8, Princess Charlotte, 6, and Prince Louis, 3. There's also Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's son, Archie, 2, and daughter, Lilibet, 6 months.

In addition, there's Peter Phillips and Autumn Kelly's daughters, Savannah, 10, and Isla, 9, as well as Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall's kiddos, Mia, 7, Lena, 3, and Lucas, 9 months.

Last but not least, Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank have 10-month-old son August, while Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi have 3-month-old Sienna.

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queen elizabeth adores family time great grandchildren
Source: MEGA

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At the moment, it remains unclear as to whether the Queen will spend any time with the little ones this Christmas as COVID-19 has caused her to cancel the annual Christmas luncheon at the Sandringham estate.

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Prior to the change in plans, an insider spilled that the holiday was "going to be a big family affair."

"George, Charlotte and Louis are absolutely delighted to be seeing their great-grandmother in person again," the insider noted, adding that they each "spent hours picking out their own festive gifts for [the Queen], and Charlotte and George made her paintings of The Christmas Story in art class at school."

Needless to say, the mother-of-four was disappointed to have to cancel the holiday festivities, especially since this will be her first Christmas since her husband, Prince Philip, passed away.

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At the moment, no definitive replacement plans have been revealed.

"The Queen and the rest of the family are mindful the situation is ever changing and many thousands of families may also be affected," a source said to The Mirror. "A decision on whether the Queen travels as planned will be made as soon as possible. If alternative arrangements need to be made, right up to the last minute as per government advice, Her Majesty will lead from the front."

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