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Genealogy of the British royal family

The recorded genealogy of the British royal family traces back to the early Middle Ages. Although there is no strict legal or formal definition of who is or is not a member of the royal family, and different lists will include different people, those carrying the style His or Her Majesty (HM) or His or Her Royal Highness (HRH) are generally considered members. The current British royal family are members of the House of Windsor.



Ancestors of Edward VIII and George VI.

House of WindsorEdit

The family and ancestors of Queen Elizabeth II.


The name "Mountbatten-Windsor" legally applies only to the descendants of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who do not carry the "HRH" title. Therefore, the only technical holders of the name to date are the children of Prince Edward and his wife the Countess of Wessex- even though they are entitled to the HRH status they do not use it, making them the only 2 current people to be able to use the Mountbatten-Windsor surname, as everyone else by Letters Patent are actually Windsors.



Ancestors of The Duke of Edinburgh.

House of HanoverEdit

Palatine / WittelsbachEdit

Ancestors of Sophia of Hanover.

House of StuartEdit

Ancestors of Mary, Queen of ScotsEdit



Celtic Kings of ScotlandEdit

Saxon Kings of England, Wessex, and KentEdit


House of YorkEdit




Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ Saul, Heather (22 July 2013). "Royal baby: Duchess of Cambridge goes into labour". The Independent. Retrieved 22 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Royal baby: Kate gives birth to boy". BBC. 22 July 2012. Retrieved 22 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "In pictures: Royal baby introduced". BBC. 3 May 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2015. 
  4. ^ Marek, Miroslav. "Ancestry of the House of Oldenberg in German". Genealogy.EU. [self-published source] from through Christian I von Oldenburg. "Gf." stands for Graf, German for Count. Accessed May 4, 2011.

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