Meet the Bridgerton children: Who are the eight siblings?

Meet the Bridgerton children: Who are the eight siblings?

The eight books follow the eight siblings (Picture: Netflix)

The Ton is abuzz with excitement as viewers made a return to the gossip-filled high society world of Bridgerton, as season 3 is launching on Netflix.

In the first two seasons, the Regency-era period drama focused on the passionate romances between Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) and Simon Basset (Regé-Jean Page), followed by her older brother Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey) and Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley).

Now, the third outing will finally place Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan) under the spotlight, as her long-time friendship with Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton) develops into something entirely new.

While viewers will be glued to their screens as they watch Penelope and Luke gradually realise that there’s a reason why they’re always drawn to one another, let’s remind ourselves of all of the siblings in the Bridgerton clan, and approximately how old they were at the end of season two.

Anthony (Jonathan Bailey) age: 31

Anthony had a Mr Darcy moment in season two (Picture: Netflix)

In season two, all eyes were on Anthony as the eldest child’s love story with Kate Sharma gained the spotlight.

Based on the second book in Julia Quinn’s collection of novels, The Viscount Who Loved Me, Anthony saw go in search of a wife.

Fans may recall, in season one his storyline was rather different – in the first few minutes of the opening episode, Anthony is seen butt-naked having sex against a tree with his lover, Siena Rosso (Sabrina Bartlett).

In season two, he managed to have a soaked-shirt Mr Darcy moment as his romance with Kate unfolded.

Benedict (Luke Thompson) age: 28

Benedict is the second Bridgerton sibling (Picture: Netflix)

Second in line is Benedict, whose storyline is revealed in the third book of the author Julia Quinn’s collection, An Offer from a Gentleman.

However, fans are pretty keen for the show to deviate from the book, as Benedict has been interpreted by many to be gay or bisexual (although the character is never seen in an embrace, instead enjoying life at debaucherous parties filled with sex in season one).

Colin (Luke Newton) age: 24

Colin was engaged to Marina in season one, but his true love story lies behind friendship (Picture: Netflix)

In season one, Colin was engaged to Marina Thompson (Ruby Barker), before a pregnancy scandal occurred so it was all broken off.

However, love’s not lost for Colin as fans of the book may recall book four, Romancing Mister Bridgerton, explores the sparks between Colin and Penelope, who has had to hide her love for him behind a friendship.

That very storyline is explored in season three, and fans can’t wait to see how it’s going to play out in live-action.

Daphne (Phoebe Dynevor) age: 22

Daphne and the Duke had their great love story in season one (Picture: Netflix)

Season one was all about Daphne’s debut in society, and the love and lust for her husband The Duke.

While Daphne returned to reprise her role for season two, hearts were broken as fans bid farewell to Regé-Jean Page as Simon Bassett.

Eloise (Claudia Jessie) age: 18

Eloise wasn’t quite ready to make her debut in society and follow in her older sister’s footsteps (Picture: Netflix)

Marking her debut in society this time around, Eloise is the second eldest daughter of the Bridgerton family.

She spent most of season one complaining (rightly so) about having to play appearances and marry and have children, and would instead rather consider herself destined to be a spinster.

Francesca (Hannah Dodd) age: 17

Hannah Dodd makes her debut as Francesca Bridgerton in season three (Picture: Liam Daniel/Netflix)

The sixth sibling and third daughter of Violent and Edmund Bridgerton, Francesca has hardly appeared so far.

In season one, she was in Bath and not yet out in London society.

While she returned at the end of the social season, her time to shine will truly come if book six of the collection, When He Was Wicked, gains a season.

Francesca was originally played by Ruby Stokes in Bridgerton, before being replaced by Hannah Dodd in a season three recasting.

Gregory (Will Tilston), 13, and Hyacinth (Florence Hunt), 11

Florence Hunt as Hyacinth Bridgerton, with Luke Newton as Colin Bridgerton, and Will Tilston as Gregory Bridgerton (Picture: Netflix)

The youngest siblings of Bridgerton, Gregoy and Hyacinth have not had much attention yet.

Gregory has an innately mischievous streak, annoying his little sister, while Hyacinth is eager to follow in Daphne’s footsteps and find true love.

Hyacinth was the only Bridgerton sibling to never meet their father (who died before she was born).

Her love story unfolds in the seventh novel, with Gregory ending the collection with book eight.

Bridgerton is available to watch on Netflix.

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