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Queen's favourite grandchild revealed – and it's not who you think it is

A majority of grandparents will never admit it, but they have a favourite grandchild. It’s often a point of joking and ribbing amongst the grandchildren who’s the favourite, and it appears that this also extends to the royal family.

The Queen is reported to have favourite grandchildren, and no, it’s not who you think it is.

If you were thinking Prince Harry or Prince William, they might’ve captured the hearts of the world, but the heart of their grandmother remains elusive.

An insider source has told The Sun that the royal grandmother has been getting very close with her grandchildren over the summer.

In particular, she has been spending a lot of time with the children of her youngest son Edward, who are 16-year-old Lady Louise Windsor and 11-year-old James.

Louise and the Queen have been bonding over Louise’s love of drawing, which is said to be a love of the late Queen mother.

"Louise loves drawing and sketching and was very patiently trying to get Charlotte to do pictures of rabbits and deer," the insider said.

"Because of her obvious artistic skill, the Queen allowed Louise to look through some of the collection of Queen Victoria's Highlands sketches which are kept at Balmoral but are rarely dug out these days."

Her Majesty has eight grandchildren in total. Scroll through the gallery to see her spending time with each of them.