These (British) royals were born in Windsor

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On Monday 6 May 2019 at 5.26am a new descendant of the British royal family was born. Although the little son of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex would be entitled to use the title Earl of Dumbarton or could have been styled as Lord .. Mountbatten-Windsor, his parents have decided otherwise. He will for now not be known by any title. Archie Harrison got some rather unusual names in the royal world too. It is still not 100% certain whether he was born in Frogmore Cottage in Windsor (as thought at first), or at a hospital (the Portland Hospital?) in London, as it was not in the initial announcement and we only heard about the Duchess of Sussex being in labour after the birth. A hospital is most likely, but needs to be confirmed.

If born at Windsor, he would have been in the company of a rather long list of royals being born in or around this royal residence, that was built already around 1070. There could be more, but surely in the Middle Ages the court travelled a lot, and often it is not clear where births took place. Some births even took place abroad. There were actually lots of royal palaces at the time, each generation having its favourites. Over the years Windsor might have become too oldfashioned, while other palaces and houses were more modern. My genealogy once in a while gives various places where someone might have been born. Welcome in the world of early genealogy … these are the ones who at least according to my notes certainly were born at Windsor (Castle).

  • Matilda, born June 1156, daughter of King Henry II of England and his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine. Married Heinrich der Löwe, Duke of Saxony and Bavaria, and died in 1189.
  • Margaret, born 29 September 1240, daughter of King Henry III of England and Eleanor of Provence. Married King Alexander III of Scotland and died in 1275.
  • John, born ca. 1250, son of King Henry III of England and Eleanor of Provence. Died before 1256.
  • Margaret, born on 28 February 1261, daughter of King Alexander III of Scotland and his first wife Princess Margaret of England (see above). Married King Erik II Magnusson of Norway and died in 1283.
  • Henry, born 13 July 1267/68, son of King Edward I and his first wife Eleanor of Castile. Died in 1274.
  • Margaret, born 11 September 1275, daughter of King Edward I and his first wife Eleanor of Castile. Married John II of Lorraine, Duke of Brabant, and died in 1318.
  • Mary, born 11 March or 22 April 1278, daughter King Edward I and his first wife Eleanor of Castile. Died in or before 1332.
  • Edward III, born 13 November 1312, son of King Edward II and Isabelle of France. Died in 1377.
  • Henry VI, born 6 December 1421, son of King Henry V and Catherine of France. Died in 1471.
  • Margaret, born 10 April 1472, daughter of King Edward IV and his wife Elizabeth Woodville. Died in 1472.
  • Queen Anne had miscarriages or stillborn children at Windsor in 1696 and probably also in 1697.
  • Alfred, born 22 September 1780, son of King George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. He died in 1782.
  • Amelia, born 7 August 1783 at The Lodge, daughter of King George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. She died in 1810.
  • Alfred, born 6 August 1844, son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. He died in 1900.
  • Victoria, born 5 April 1863, daughter of Grand Duke Ludwig IV von Hessen and Princess Alice of Great Britain. Married Prince Louis of Battenberg and died in 1950.
  • Christian Victor, born 14 April 1867, son of Prince Christian zu Schleswig-Holstein and Princess Helena of Great Britain. He died in 1900.
  • Albert, born 26 February 1869 at Frogmore House, son of Prince Christian zu Schleswig-Holstein and Princess Helena of Great Britain. He died in 1931.
  • Helena Victoria, born 3 May 1870 at Frogmore House, daughter of Prince Christian zu Schleswig-Holstein and Princess Helena of Great Britain. She died in 1948.
  • Marie Louise, born 12 August 1872 at Cumberland Lodge, daughter of Prince Christian zu Schleswig-Holstein and Princess Helena of Great Britain. Married Prince Aribert of Anhalt and died in 1956.
  • Harald, born 12 May 1876 at Cumberland Lodge, son of Prince Christian zu Schleswig-Holstein and Princess Helena of Great Britain. He died in 1876.
  • Arthur, born 13 January 1883, son of Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught, and Luise Margarethe of Prussia. He died in 1938.
  • Alice, born 25 Februar 1883, daughter of Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, and Helene zu Waldeck und Pyrmont. Married Alexander von Teck and died in 1981.
  • Alice, born 25 February 1885, daughter of Prince Louis von Battenberg and Princess Victoria of Hessen and the Rhine. She married Prince Andreas of Greece and died 1969.
  • Alexander, born 23 November 1886, son of Prince Henry of Battenberg and Princess Beatrice of Great Britain. He died in 1960.
  • Leopold, born 21 May 1889, son of Prince Henry of Battenberg and Princess Beatrice of Great Britain. He died in 1922.

4 thoughts on “These (British) royals were born in Windsor

  1. A little correction. The mother of Arthur was not Alexandra Duchess of Fife but Princess Luise Margarethe of Prussia

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