The monarchs: How royal are they? – Great Britain

Genealogy Miscellaneous

Recently we had an interesting discussion on Twitter about the royal ancestry of our royals. How royal is their background? The biggest question is: what is royalty? Most genealogists would settle on (non-)reigning royal families.

I thought it would be interesting to post the ancestors of the present monarchs back to their great-great-grandparents, that most of the time takes us back to around 1800. I start with the longest reigning one, Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip. The Queen surprisingly doesn’t have that much royal ancestors, due to the fact that her mother came from a noble family. Much more royal is the ancestry of her husband Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, whose great-great-grandparents are almost all royal, except for two.

Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1926-)

Parents

King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1895-1952)
& 1923
Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (1900-2002)

Grandparents

King George V of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1865-1936)
& 1893
Princess Mary of Teck (1867-1953)

Claude Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne (1855-1944)
& 1881
Nina Cecilia Cavendish-Bentinck (1862-1938)

Great-Grandparents

King Edward VII of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1841-1910)
& 1863
Princess Alexandra of Denmark (1844-1925)

Duke Francis of Teck (1837-1900)
& 1866
Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge (1833-1897)

Claude Bowes-Lyon, 13th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne (1824-1904)
& 1853
Frances Dora Smith (1832-1922)

Charles William Frederick Cavendish-Bentinck (1817-1865)
& 2nd, 1859
Caroline Louise Burnaby (1832-1918)

Great-Great-Grandparents

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1819-1861)
& 1840
Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1819-1901)

King Christian IX of Denmark (1818-1906)
& 1842
Princess Louise of Hesse-Kassel (1817-1898)

Duke Alexander von Württemberg (1804-1885)
& 1835
Countess Claudine Rhédey von Kis-Rhéde (1812-1841)

Prince Adolphus of Great Britain, Duke of Cambridge (1774-1850)
& 1818
Princess Augusta of Hesse-Kassel (1797-1889)

Thomas George Lyon-Bowes, Lord Glamis (1801-1834)
& 1820
Charlotte Grinstead (1797-1881)

Oswald Smith (1794-1863)
&
Henrietta Mildred Hodgson (1805-1891)

William Charles Augustus Cavendish-Bentinck (1780-1826)
& 2nd, 1816
Anne Wellesley (1788-1875)

Edwyn Burnaby (1798-1867)
&
Anne Caroline Salisbury (1805-1881)

 

Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh (1921-)

Parents

Prince Andrew of Greece (1882-1944)
& 1903
Princess Alice of Battenberg (1885-1969)

Grandparents

King George I of the Hellenes (1845-1913)
& 1867
Grand Duchess Olga Constantinovna of Russia (1851-1926)

Prince Louis Mountbatten, Marquess of Milford Haven (1854-1921)
& 1884
Princess Victoria of Hesse and the Rhine (1863-1950)

Great-Grandparents

King Christian IX of Denmark (1818-1906)
& 1842
Princess Louise of Hesse-Kassel (1817-1898)

Grand Duke Constantine of Russia (1827-1892)
& 1848
Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Altenburg (1830-1911)

Prince Alexander of Hesse and the Rhine (1823-1888)
& 1851
Countess Julie von Hauke (1825-1895)

Grand Duke Ludwig IV of Hesse and the Rhine (1837-1892)
& 1st 1862
Princess Alice of Great Britain and Ireland (1843-1878)

Great-Great-Grandparents

Duke Wilhelm of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (1785-1831)
& 1810
Landgravine Louise of Hesse-Kassel (1789-1867)

Prince Wilhelm of Hesse-Kassel (1787-1867)
& 1810
Princess Charlotte of Denmark (1789-1864)

Tsar Nicholas I of Russia (1796-1855)
& 1817
Princess Charlotte of Prussia (1798-1860)

Duke Joseph of Saxe-Altenburg (1789-1868)
& 1817
Duchess Amalie of Württemberg (1799-1848)

Grand Duke Ludwig II of Hesse and the Rhine (1777-1848)
& 1804
Princess Wilhelmine of Baden (1788-1836)

Johann Moritz Hauke, Count von Hauke in 1829 (1775-1830)
&
Sophie Lafontaine (1790-1831)

Prince Karl Wilhelm Ludwig of Hesse and the Rhine (1809-1877), son of Ludwig II
& 1836
Princess Elisabeth of Prussia (1815-1885)

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1819-1861)
& 1840
Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1819-1901)

2 thoughts on “The monarchs: How royal are they? – Great Britain

  1. Yougu forgt a P for Princess Charlotte of Prussia married to Czar Nicolas. Because now he is married to pricness Chjarlotte of Russia.

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