Queen Elizabeth's cherished moments with Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis revealed

The Queen on the balcony of Buckingham Palace with the Wales family
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The late Queen was not only the head of state but also a cherished grandmother, doting on her eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, a role she truly relished.

Her legendary commitment to her duties was unmatched, yet it was her profound affection for her family that shone through, captured in intimate photos and anecdotes from those who knew her best.

Kate Middleton has previously opened up about the special bond between the Queen and her children, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis, and Prince George, who affectionately referred to their great-grandmother as 'Gan-Gan'.

She recounted the thoughtful gestures the Queen made whenever they visited, reports the Mirror.

In the 2016 documentary 'Our Queen at 90', following Princess Charlotte's arrival, Kate remarked: "It's very special us having a new little girl to the family. Very lucky that George has got a little sister."

"The Queen, she was really thrilled that it was a little girl and I think as soon as we came back here to Kensington [Palace] she was one of our first visitors here.

"I think she's very fond of Charlotte, always watching what she's up to. George is only two and a half and calls her 'gan-gan.' She always leaves a little gift or something in their room when we go and stay and that just shows, I think, her love for her family."

Kate also reflected on the Queen's warmth towards her personally during the programme, highlighting their initial joint engagement in March 2019.

"The most memorable engagement for me I suppose was an away day to Leicester and I went without William so I was rather apprehensive about that," she revealed.

"I think there is a real art to walkabouts, everyone teases me in the family that I spend far too long chatting so I think I've still got to learn a little bit more and pick up a few more tips I suppose."

Speaking fondly of the Queen, she continued: "She was very supportive. The fact she took the time to make sure that I was happy and looked after for that particular occasion, which probably in everything that she's doing is a very small element, which just shows how caring she is, really."

During the Platinum Jubilee celebrations in 2022, the late monarch shared an endearing exchange with Prince Louis, the youngest child of William and Kate, on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

Jeremy Freeman, a lip-reading expert, reported that Prince Louis was heard exclaiming "Woah" to his mother.

He then turned to his great-grandmother, asking: "Are the Red Arrows coming?" which the Queen replied affectionately: "I hope so!"

Following this, as more jets roared overhead, Louis waved at the pilots, covered his ears once more, and pulled a comical face to the delight of the crowd.

Body language expert Judi James has suggested that Prince Louis and the Queen displayed a mutual "childlike excitement" during their balcony appearance.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, she observed: "Louis stepped in front of the Queen before tilting his head back to engage her in some animated conversation as they waited for the Red Arrows."

"Louis made this conversation seem like the most natural thing in the world and his lack of anything resembling fear suggested these two might share a rather close friendship based on shared fun behind the scenes, too."

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