The Royal Family can appear larger than life while going about their duties and attending public events, but do you know how the Windsors really measure up in height?
It’s not something we usually think about when it comes to the royal Brits. In fact, it can be difficult to remember that underneath all the pomp and circumstance, they’re just normal humans like the rest of us!
That’s why it’s so humbling to see exactly how short some of the members listed below really are — and makes some of the others even more daunting with their surprisingly tall statures.
Think you know which royal stands higher than the rest of the family members?
And which one still ranks as the most petite reigning royal? Take a look below to find out if you’re right.
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1. Queen Victoria
The royal family’s matriarch got the line started with her petite stature and remains the shortest reigning royal in British history.
2. The Queen Mother
The original Elizabeth comes in second when it comes to royal shorties.
3. Queen Elizabeth
The queen benefited from her dad’s taller stature to gain a couple extra inches on her mom.
4. King George VI
George, who gained the throne after his brother tossed it aside, started the trend toward taller royals.
5. Princess Kate
Although she’s not related to the rest of the Windsors by blood, Kate definitely still measures up.
6. Prince Charles
Not quite as lofty as his father, but still quite a bit taller than his mom.
7. Princess Diana
Diana infamously made herself look shorter while posing with Charles during their marriage, despite being the exact same height.
8. Prince Philip
The younger princes have both Philip and their mom’s side of the family to thank for bringing the royals over the 6-foot mark.
9. Prince Harry
The younger of the “heir and the spare” measures in just a tad shorter than his big brother.
10. Prince William
Despite towering above his family, William won’t become the tallest British king if he takes the throne — King Edward IV measured in at 6’4 1/2 back in the 15th century.
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