Descendants of George V and Mary of Teck
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This is a complete list of every known descendant of George V, the founder of the House of Windsor, and his queen Mary of Teck. The list includes deceased members, members who have become Catholic, royal and non-royal, legitimate and illegitimate members openly acknowledged by their parents. The table includes generational data and birthdays and image data. The list is more comprehensive than the line of succession to the British throne which is a list of living descendants of George V's sons.
Descendants of George V
- CA means excluded from succession due to being Roman Catholic
- LG means legitimated by subsequent marriage
- (LG+) first generation or (LG-) later generation
|Succ.#||Name||Birth (& Death)||Image|
|Founder||HM King George V||
3 June 1865|
20 January 1936 (aged 70)
Statistics for Descendants of George V
- CREATION: When the House of Windsor was created in 1917 the only descendants of King George V were his 6 unmarried children, ranging in age from 12 to 23. The death of Prince John at age 13 was the first change. No subsequent child in the Windsor family has been named John.
- KING GEORGE VI: On 11 December 1936, when George VI became king there were 8 descendants of George V in the line of succession (The King's 2 daughters, 3 siblings, and 3 nephews). A niece was born 2 weeks later. The oldest brother, Edward VIII, was not in the line having abdicated the throne to marry the woman of his choice.
- ELIZABETH II: In 1952, when Elizabeth II became queen, there were 13 descendants of George V in the line (The Queen's 2 children, 1 sister, 1 uncle, 1 aunt, 7 first cousins, 1 first cousin once removed). During the 15 years and 8 weeks of her father's reign, 6 children had been born and Elizabeth's uncle, Prince George, Duke of Kent had died in a plane crash during the war.
This list is complete as of 18 June 2018[update]. King George V, creator of the House of Windsor has 105 known descendants in five generations. Out of the known descendants, 1 is currently the monarch and 74 family members are in the line of succession. Members who are (1) Catholic or (2) illegitimate or legitimated by marriage are excluded by peerage regulations. Spouses are not included in the list.
|Gen. #||Generation||Total||Dead||Catholic||Legt. by m.
|Oldest Member||Youngest Member|
|1||children||6||6||0||0||Edward VIII (Duke of Windsor)
23 June 1894
28 May 1972 (aged 77)
|The Prince John|
12 July 1905
18 January 1919 (aged 13)
|2||grand children||9||4||1||0||The Earl of Harewood
7 February 1923
11 July 2011 (aged 88)
|The Duke of Gloucester|
26 August 1944
|3||g-grand children||22||0||1||2||The Prince of Wales
14 November 1948
|Lady Gabriella Windsor|
23 April 1981
|4||gg-grand children||52||0||2||8||Sophie Lascelles
1 October 1973
16 January 2016
|5||ggg-grand children||17||0||0||8||Leo Lascelles
1 March 2008
18 June 2018
Most of the first generation of illegitimate children on this table are all legitimatio per matrimonium subsequens or legitimated by subsequent marriage. Under British law, they and their descendants are excluded from the line of succession. In some cases they are also excluded from other titles. Other monarchies are different. Monaco, for instance recognises children so legitimated as eligible for the throne. Suspected illegitimate children not openly acknowledged by members of the family are not included in the table.
The Catholics are from three families.
- Prince Michael married his Catholic wife in 1978, but his children were raised in communion with the Anglican church and are still eligible.
- The Duke of Kent's (#36) wife converted to Catholicism decades after they were married. Her later conversion did not exclude him. However, his two sons have converted to Catholicism.
- The oldest son, George Windsor (#37), has 3 children. Only Lady Amelia Windsor (#38) is still in the line, but it is presumed that she will follow the lead of her siblings and parents and be confirmed [in the Catholic faith] when she is older and hence will be excluded from succession.
- The second son, Lord Nicholas Windsor, married his wife in the Vatican, and his three children are baptised Catholics.
Descendants of Edward VII
The House of Windsor was created from the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (a minor branch of the House of Wettin). Officially, Edward VII was the only British monarch to rule as a member of this house. George V is considered to be a member of the House of Windsor. The 6 living descendants of Lady Maud Duff are considered part of the extended British Royal family.
|Gen.||Name||Birth (& Death)||Issue|
|0||HM King Edward VII||
9 November 1841|
6 May 1910 (aged 68)
|1||HRH Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale||
8 January 1864|
14 January 1892 (aged 28)
|1||HM King George V||
3 June 1865|
20 January 1936 (aged 70)
|House of Windsor|
|1||HRH The Princess Louise, Princess Royal, Duchess of Fife||
20 February 1867|
4 January 1931 (aged 63)
|2||Alastair Duff, Marquess of Macduff||
16 June 1890|
16 June 1890 (aged 0)
|2||HRH Princess Arthur of Connaught, Duchess of Fife||
17 May 1891|
26 February 1959 (aged 67)
|3||Alastair Windsor, 2nd Duke of Connaught and Strathearn||
9 August 1914|
26 April 1943 (aged 28)
|2||HH Princess Maud, Countess of Southesk||
3 April 1893|
14 December 1945 (aged 52)
|3||James Carnegie, 3rd Duke of Fife||
23 September 1929|
22 June 2015 (aged 85)
|1||HRH The Princess Victoria||
6 July 1868|
3 December 1935 (aged 67)
|1||HM Queen Maud of Norway||
26 November 1869|
20 November 1938 (aged 68)
|1||HRH Prince Alexander John of Wales||
6 April 1871|
7 April 1871 (aged 1 day)
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