Queen Elizabeth II With Baby Prince Andrew, 1960

June 10, 2021

This sweet, colorized photo of an adoring mother and her beautiful newborn may look like many other images from the 1960s except that this mother is Queen Elizabeth II and the babe in her arms is her third child, Prince Andrew. 

Queen Elizabeth with her newborn son, Prince Andrew. (Colorizer: Duriez Image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/105862585@N04/37517474571/)

This week, the world learned of the birth of a new member of the British royal family, Lilibet Diana, the daughter of Harry and Meghan. On this occasion, let’s look back at the birth of Harry’s controversial uncle, Prince Andrew, the first of Elizabeth’s children to be born after she was crowned queen. 

The Third of Four Children

Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, and their four children, Princess Anne, and the princes, Charles, Edward, and Andrew. (closerweekly.com)

Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, the late Prince Philip, have four children. Prince Charles was born in 1948 and Princess Anne was born in 1950. Elizabeth was crowned in 1952 and, for a time, her royal duties took over her life. Ten years after Anne was born, the Queen gave birth to her third child, Andrew, who was named after his paternal grandfather, Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark. The Queen’s last child, Prince Edward, was born in 1964.