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The Cutest Royal Sibling Moments of All Time

From Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret to George and Charlotte.
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The only thing cuter than Prince George being pouty or Princess Charlotte waving to the crowd is...the little royals doing both at the same time. Members of the royal family live in the spotlight, and nobody understands that lifestyle quite like a brother or sister.

From Princess Margaret and Queen Elizabeth playing with corgis in the 1930s to George and Charlotte's fun on the Buckingham Palace balcony, we rounded up the best royal sibling moments of all time here:

1936: Then-Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret play with their family dogs alongside their parents, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.


The playhouse was gifted to Elizabeth by the people of Wales in 1931.

Another sweet moment with a family pet!


Elizabeth and Margaret sweetly play with a family corgi back in 1936 in Windsor. Not to be missed: the adorable matching outfits the sisters are wearing.


 Margaret and Elizabeth look delighted as they play with their corgi at the Royal Lodge in Windsor. In 1936, Elizabeth and Margaret had two corgis named Dookie and Jane.

1940: Margaret and Elizabeth were photographed again at the Royal Lodge in Windsor with gardening equipment and a helpful sidekick— one of their pet corgis.


Artists in the making: Margaret and Elizabeth painted together in Buckingham Palace. 


The girls were raised at the historic palace, which is the official home of the reigning monarch.

1941: Margaret and Elizabeth grew up with a range of family pets, from their beloved corgis to... pet chameleons?


Yup. The royals had a pet chameleon, as seen here on the grounds of Windsor Castle in 1941.

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Margaret and Elizabeth acted in a production of Cinderella at Windsor Castle, where Elizabeth played Prince Charming and Margaret portrayed Cinderella.


The young royals put on a number of pantomime shows throughout their childhood: in 1943, they acted in Aladdin.

1942: The sisters pose for a photo at the Royal Lodge at Windsor Castle with their two family dogs.


Again, Elizabeth and Margaret wore coordinated ensembles.


The sisters also took care of horses the royal family kept at Windsor Castle.


Elizabeth has been riding horses since she was three years old, and is a lifelong equestrian. She was even spotted out riding just last year.

1949: Elizabeth and Margaret are seen here all dressed up for an event in London.


By this time, Elizabeth was 23 and Margaret was 19. Elizabeth married Prince Philip in 1947, and in late 1948, the couple welcomed their first child, Prince Charles.

1950: In one of the royal family of four's earliest group photos, Prince Charles sweetly points at his baby sister.


Elizabeth and Philip welcomed Princess Anne in August 1950. 

1951: A royal aunt! Margaret and Elizabeth play with a young Princess Anne at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.


1952: Prince Charles and Princess Anne peek out a window at Balmoral Castle in Scotland under mom's watchful eye.


A year prior to Elizabeth's coronation, life was simple for the family of four.

1953: Prince Charles and Princess Anne were front and center at Queen Elizabeth's coronation in 1953. 


Here are the young royals on the Buckingham Palace balcony watching the royal air force flyover.

1954: Prince Charles sweetly takes his sister Anne by the hand in Malta, where they were with their parents on a royal tour.


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A six-year-old Charles and four-year-old Anne play with a xylophone in the garden of the Royal Lodge in Windsor.


1957: Charles and Anne play on a seesaw while their parents watch at Balmoral Castle.


1960: Now there's another royal sibling to play with.


Prince Andrew arrived on February 19, 1960. Later that year, the royal family of five (plus the Queen's beloved corgi!) posed for a family photo at Balmoral Castle.

1964: In 1964, the Queen and Prince Philip welcomed their fourth child, Prince Edward.


The newborn is photographed here with big brother Prince Andrew.

1964: Baby's first balcony appearance!


A newborn Prince Edward appears on the Buckingham Palace balcony during Trooping the Colour. His older brother Andrew waves at the crowd with their parents.

1965: The royal family of six celebrated the Queen's 39th birthday with a photo session at Frogmore House in Windsor. 


Prince Andrew pushed his baby brother, Prince Edward, in a pram during the family photo shoot.

1966: Prince Andrew and Prince Edward play in the fall leaves on the grounds of Buckingham Palace.


1968: Time for yet another family photo shoot!


The Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward posed for photos at Frogmore House.

1969: Prince Charles and Prince Edward ride in a go-kart while Princess Anne follows behind.


1972: The Queen and Prince Philip pose for a photo with Prince Andrew and Prince Edward at Balmoral Castle.


1979: The Queen and Prince Philip smile alongside Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward at Balmoral Castle.


By this time, the Queen and Philip were already grandparents: in 1977, Anne welcomed her first child, Peter Phillips.

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1984: Princess Anne brought her adorable brood, Peter and Zara Phillips, to the Royal Windsor Horse Show back in 1984.


In late 1984, Prince William stole the show at his little brother's christening! Prince Charles and Prince Diana welcomed Prince Harry in September 1984.


1985: Newly-minted big brother Prince Williams waves to the camera as the family poses for one of their first family photos with baby Harry.


The royals were photographed on the Royal Yacht Brittania as they completed a royal tour.

Prince William helps one-year-old Prince Harry take his first steps in this sweet snap, which was taken at Kensington Palace.


The royals continued their family photo shoot as they played together on rocking horses in their palace playroom.


Granddad on duty! Zara and Peter Phillips walk with their grandfather, Prince Philip, at a horse show.


1986: A wind-swept Prince Harry plays with his brother, Prince William, and Princess Diana at Highgrove House.


William and Harry, both wearing mini military uniforms, play on a slide at home with Princess Diana.


1987: Prince Harry waves on his first day of school! 


The royal was accompanied by his parents and big brother as he arrived at Mrs. Mynors's Nursery School in London.

1989: Another first day of school photo!


Princess Diana looks on as Prince Harry leaves for his first day of school at Wetherby School, where big brother William is already a student.

1991: The royals take the slopes!


Prince William and Prince Harry were decked out in ski gear while on holiday with Princess Diana in Austria.

1992: The royals are photographed here wearing matching outfits at the Royal Windsor Horse Show.


In 1988, Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of Ferguson welcomed their first daughter, Princess Beatrice. Beatrice was joined by a younger sister, Princess Eugenie, two years later.

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Peter and Zara Phillips play with their pet dogs while at the Windsor Horse Trials.


And not to be missed: the matching sweatshirts on Princess Anne and her two kids.

1993: Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie were bridesmaids in Alison Wardley's wedding.


Diana, William, and Harry are all smiles as they ride an amusement park ride at Thorpe Park.


1995: A sweet sibling and cousin moment!


Prince William and Prince Harry pose for a photo with their cousins, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, while on a ski holiday in Switzerland.

1997: Prince Charles took Prince William and Prince Harry into the woods on the Balmoral Castle Estate, where Harry pointed something out to the group.


2001: Nineteen-year-old Prince William and 17-year-old Prince Harry clap after winning a polo match in Gloucestershire.


2003: Princess Anne's children, Zara and Peter Phillips, attend Christmas day mass


With the rest of the royal family at Sandringham, where the royals traditionally spend the holidays.

2009: James, Viscount Severn, reaches for his older sister, Lady Louise Windsor, at the Royal Windsor Horse Show.


Prince Edward and his wife, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, married in 1999. They welcomed Lady Louise in 2003, and James joined the family in 2007. Louise and James are the youngest of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip's eight grandchildren.

2011: Will and Harry shake hands from their horses as they play in the Sentebale Polo Cup in Ascot.


2013: Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie celebrate from the royal box on Ladies Day of the Royal Ascot.


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Prince Edward's children, Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn watch the flyover from the Buckingham Palace balcony with their parents during Trooping the Colour, Queen Elizabeth's annual birthday celebration.


Savannah and Isla Phillips, the daughters of Anne's son Peter and Autumn Phillips, enjoy a snack with their mom. 


Peter and Autumn married at Windsor Castle in 2008, and welcomed Savannah in December 2010. Isla joined the family in March 2012. The sisters are the eldest of Queen Elizabeth's seven great-grandchildren.

2015: Little Prince George checks on his baby sister, Princess Charlotte, at her christening in July 2015.


Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge welcomed George in July 2013, and Charlotte was born in May 2015.

2016: Isla and Savannah Phillips grab ice cream while at the Gatcombe Horse Trails.


Will and Kate brought George and Charlotte on their royal tour of Canada in the fall of 2016.


The little royals got to play with balloons at an event during the tour.

Prince William and Prince Harry wave to the crowd as they attend a celebration for Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday with Duchess Kate.


2017: Charlotte was a bridesmaid, while George was an adorable page boy.


Pippa Middleton tapped her niece and nephew, Princess Charlotte and Prince George, to play important roles in her wedding in May 2017. 

Sisters Isla and Savannah Phillips go rock climbing while at the Royal Windsor Horse Show as their parents, Peter and Autumn, look on.


George and Charlotte made an adorable appearance on the Buckingham Palace balcony to celebrate Trooping the Colour, Queen Elizabeth's annual birthday celebration, in June 2017.


Prince George and Princess Charlotte peeked out their plane window as the royals arrived for their tour of Germany and Poland.


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2018: Prince William was by Prince Harry's side as his best man when Harry married Meghan Markle in May.


The brothers shared a laugh in the church before the ceremony started.

Savannah and Isla Phillips added another royal relative to their crew as they sit on the sidelines of the Gatcombe Horse Trials —their cousin, Mia Tindall. 


Mia, the daughter of Zara and Mike Tindall, recently became a big sister herself, but the family hasn't shared photos of newborn Lena just yet.

Another fun balcony moment for George and Charlotte!


This time, the little royals were joined by Savannah Phillips for the Queen's annual birthday celebration.

Prince George and Princess Charlotte had the best time running and playing at a charity polo match Prince William was playing in. 


Duchess Kate was spotted on the sidelines with the little royals.

In July 2018, George and Charlotte were on hand to celebrate their younger brother's christening in London. The family of five is photographed here leaving the service.


*This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com

*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors

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