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Meet Isla Phillips, Queen Elizabeth's Great Granddaughter

She's currently 15th in line to the throne.
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With two new babies joining the royal family this year, now's the perfect time to get to know some of the youngest members of the Windsor clan, including five-year-old Isla Phillips. Here's what you need to know about the Queen's great-granddaughter.

ISLA ELIZABETH PHILLIPS WAS BORN ON MARCH 29, 2012.

Her parents are Peter and Autumn Phillips. When he wed Canadian Autumn Kelly in 2008, Peter Phillips became the first of the Queen's grandchildren to marry. The couple's first child, Savannah, was born in 2010. Her younger sister Isla arrived a year and a half later.

Isla was born at the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, weighing in at seven pounds and four ounces. At the time, the palace released a statement saying the Queen and her family were "delighted" by her arrival.

"The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Princess Royal, Captain Mark Phillips and Autumn’s family have been informed and are delighted with the news," read the announcement. "Isla Elizabeth is the second child for Peter and Autumn, the second grandchild for the Princess Royal and the second great-grandchild for the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh."

While it has been speculated that Isla's middle name is in honor of the Queen, that has never been officially confirmed.


Isla with her older sister and grandmother, Princess Anne, in 2015.

SHE IS CURRENTLY 15TH IN LINE TO THE BRITISH THRONE.

Despite her position in the order of succession, Isla Phillips does not hold the title of her royal highness. According to the BBC, children of the daughter of a monarch are not "entitled to the rank" and when Isla's father, Peter Phillips, was born, his parents, Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips, declined the Queen's offer to give him a title. Since neither of her parents has a royal rank, Isla doesn't have one either.

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When Will and Kate's third child is born, Isla will drop to 16th in line.


Isla eating ice cream with her mom and older sister in 2016.

ISLA MADE HER ROYAL BALCONY DEBUT IN 2017.


Up on the royal balcony at the 2017 Trooping the Colour parade.

The Phillips family reportedly lives a fairly low-key life in London. From the pictures below you can see that they spend time with their second cousins, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.


Isla Phillips playing with Prince George in 2015.


The whole Phillips family at the 2015 Windsor Horse Show.

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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