Genealogy of the British Royal Family

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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 Windsor[edit]

Main article: House of Windsor

The family and ancestors of Queen Elizabeth II.


The name "Mountbatten-Windsor" only legally applies 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.



Main article: House of Oldenburg

Ancestors of The Duke of Edinburgh.

Ancestry of Ingeborg of Holstein-Plön[edit]

House of Hanover[edit]

Main article: House of Hanover

Palatine / Wittelsbach[edit]

Main article: House of Wittelsbach

Ancestors of Sophia of Hanover.

House of Stuart[edit]

Main article: House of Stuart

Ancestors of Mary, Queen of Scots[edit]


Main article: House of Bruce


Celtic Kings of Scotland[edit]

See also: Dál Riata, Síl Conairi, Darini

Saxon Kings of England, Wessex, and Kent[edit]


Main article: Tudor dynasty

House of York[edit]

Main article: House of York



Main article: House of Plantagenet


Main article: Norman dynasty

Notes and references[edit]

  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.  External link in |publisher= (help)[self-published source] from through Christian I von Oldenburg. "Gf." stands for Graf, German for Count. Accessed May 4, 2011.

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