For many older people across the world, there are few more rewarding roles than being a grandparent. Queen Elizabeth can probably attest to that too, as she currently has eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren in her family. So with that in mind, we’ve compiled a series of photographs showing the royal grandmother in action.
20. Walking in a winter wonderland
Snow can be both a blessing and a curse, as the picturesque results can sometimes mask the dangers that come with it. Yet despite this, plenty of people – especially children – enjoy taking walks in the white stuff. Princess Anne’s son, Peter Phillips, was evidently no different during his younger years, as this photograph of him stepping outside one winter’s day proves.
In the image, taken on December 29, 1985, Queen Elizabeth, Phillips’ grandma, joins him for the occasion. Wrapped up in a brown fur coat, the sovereign also wears a bright smile on her face, matching that of her grandson. The pair were spending time at the royal family’s Sandringham Estate located in Norfolk, England.