The royal family across the pond has long been a source of interest to us. Who didn’t tune in to watch Princess Diana tie the knot with Prince Charles in 1981, and again to witness her son Prince William marry Kate Middleton in 2011? If you’re like us, you’ve probably already set your alarm for 6:30 a.m. on May 19 to catch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s fairy-tale nupitals. But perhaps the most entertaining aspect of the British royal family is how adorable the mini royals are, especially Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and their cousins.
Of course, we don’t blame you for not knowing much about the royal cousins. Though they’re not in the spotlight as much as Kate and William’s little ones, Mia Grace Tindall, Isla Phillips, and James, Viscount Severn (plus the rest of Princess Charlotte and Prince George’s cousins) are just as cute — and they make the perfect playmates. Seriously, how adorable is it to see George and Charlotte run around with their older cousins? Our hearts are melting just thinking about it!
But if you’re not sure exactly how Mia Tindall and her cousin Charlotte are related, you’re not alone. The British monarchy’s family tree is complicated, to say the least, so figuring out how the Cambridge kids’ cute cousins fit in the genealogy tree might require some patience. Fortunately, we’ve saved you from the endless Google searches (or actually mapping out the royals’ lineage by hand) with this handy picture guide to Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s cousins. As it turns out, just because these royal tots aren’t in the limelight as much doesn’t mean they’re any less endearing.
Click through to meet eight cousins of George and Charlotte (and now Prince Louis!).
Prince George 2015
Prince George, born 2013
We couldn't show you all of George's cute cousins without showing you the little prince first! At Charlotte's christening in 2015, Prince George looked downright darling in his white shirt with red embroidery and matching bright red shorts — an outfit very similar to one his father wore to meet Prince Harry after his birth in 1984.
Princess Charlotte 2015
Princess Charlotte, born 2015
2015 was a momentous year because that's when little Princess Charlotte was born. (Do you remember how tiny she was?!) For a few years, she was the youngest Cambridge, but on April 23, 2018, she became a big sister to her brother, Prince Louis. Charlotte made history that day by being the first female in the British monarchy to retain her spot in the line of succession, even though her sibling was a boy.
Prince George Nursery 2015
We can't resist another look at Prince George on his first day of nursery school at Westacre Montessori in Norfolk, England, in 2015. When Kate and William moved the family to Kensington Palace in London, Prince George posed for another set of adorable first-day-of-school photos outside Thomas's Battersea.
Savannah Phillips, second cousin, born 2010
This budding horsewoman was Queen Elizabeth's first great-grandchild! Her dad is Peter Phillips, Prince William's cousin.
Isla Phillips, second cousin, born 2012
Meet Savannah's little sister. Isla was born the same year as the queen's Diamond Jubilee — so her middle name is Elizabeth!
Here are Savannah and Isla in 2013, with their parents. Love those hats!
James, Viscount Severn, first cousin once removed, born 2007
James, seen here with Savannah Phillips, is actually Prince William's cousin! But he's closer in age to this generation of royals.
Estella & Eloise Tindall 2010
Eloise Taylor, fourth cousins, born 2003
That's Eloise on the right. The snoozing girl is her sister, Estella, and the middle one is Margarita Armstrong-Jones, a bridesmaid at Kate and William's wedding.
Estella Taylor 2010
Estella Taylor, fourth cousin, born 2004
What makes the Taylor sisters fourth cousins to George and Charlotte? They have a great-great-great-grandfather in common: George V.
Mia Grace Tindall
Mia Grace Tindall, second cousin, born 2014
Another adorable blonde, Mia Tindall is first cousin to Savannah and Isla. Her mom, Zara, is another cousin of Prince William. Of the royal cousins, Mia is closest in age to George, making them the perfect playmates.
Queen Elizabeth's Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren
Here's the Queen with her youngest grandchildren (James, Viscount Severn, and Lady Louise) and great-grandchildren, including Mia, who picked up her great-grandma's handbag without prompting!
Albert Windsor 2008
Albert Windsor, fourth cousin, born 2007
Here is Albert in 2008, as a chubby, blond toddler.
Nicholas Windsor 2011 2 Sons
Leopold Windsor, fourth cousin, born 2009
This is Albert's younger brother, Leopold. Their dad, Lord Nicholas Windsor (seen here holding Albert), was in Princess Diana's bridal party when he was a boy!
Royal Xmas Card 2015
We end with our favorite royals! Honestly, we think these kids are the cutest of all the cousins.