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Many of the Queen’s grandchildren live incredibly private lives away from the public glare and are only seen occasionally at events of local and national significance.



When you list off all of the Queen’s grandchildren, you will certainly know Prince William, Prince Harry and Princess Beatrice – but do you know all eight? Many of them were kept away from the glaring media eye when they were growing up so that they would have a chance at a normal childhood. The youngest of the Queen’s grandchildren still lives an incredibly private life at home with his family – let’s take a look at who he is.



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James Alexander Philip Theo Mountbatten-Windsor, Viscount Severn was born on December 17, 2007, at Frimley Park Hospital to Prince Edward and Sophie, The Earl and Countess of Wessex. Through his father, he is the great-grandson of King George VI, the great-great grandson of King George V, the great-great-great grandson of King Edward VII and the great-great-great-great grandson of Queen Victoria.



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The MyLondon team tells London stories for Londoners. Our journalists cover all the news you need – from City Hall to your local streets, so you’ll never miss a moment. Viscount Severn is the younger brother of Lady Louise Windsor but is ahead of her in the line of succession. If James had been born after 2011 he would have been behind his sister.



The introduction of the Succession to the Crown Act officially ended the rule of primogeniture that allows male offspring to leapfrog older female siblings in the line of succession.



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