According to forecasts, more than four billion people attended Queen Elizabeth’s funeral live on Monday. Unsurprisingly, the Windsors are one of the most famous dynasties of all time. Indeed, in the last fifty years, the Royal House par excellence. That, that is to say – that on social networks and on the official website, it can afford to call itself “Royal Family” and that’s it, without having to specify the dynasty to be recognized.
But if an era ends with the disappearance of the British sovereign, with the rise of King Charles III a new one opens, which will be followed, barring surprises, by the reign of Prince William and, in a few years, that of Prince George. Sovereigns, these, who will extend the history of the Royal House of Windsor, the royal family from which Queen Elizabeth descends. Here, in detail, the‘genealogical tree of the legendary monarch.
The family tree of Queen Elizabeth
Ironically, Queen Elizabeth was the most famous and beloved ruler of the modern era but if her uncle, Edward VIII, hadn’t decided to abdicate, she would never have taken the throne. She was not, in fact, in the direct line of succession, her father being the second son of King George V.
But the love for Wallis Simpson, a multi-divorced American, forced Edward VIII to give up the crown. In his place went up his younger brother, Albert, the one who would go down in history as “the stammering king”, inaugurating a lineage of kings and queens that had not been foreseen by history at all.
But if much is known about Queen Elizabeth’s descendants, all of whom are still alive, what do we know about her ancestors? When describing a person’s family tree, the first ancestors you go to talk about are the parents. In the case of Elizabeth II they were the Prince AlbertDuke of York, ed Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon, daughter of family friends of the Royal Family. Not any subject: he, in fact, was the youngest son of the then sovereign of the United Kingdom, King George V. The two married in 1923 and from their love was born Elizabeth, in 1926, and Margaretin 1930.
King George V’s parents – Queen Elizabeth’s great-grandparents, therefore – were King Edward VIIon the throne from 1841 to 1910, and Alexandra of Denmark. A generation back, we come to Queen Victoria, mother of King Edward III, from whom today most of the royal families of Europe derive, having had nine children at a time when marriages were combined and were used to weave important relations between the various monarchies.
Descendants of Queen Elizabeth
Going to look at Queen Elizabeth’s family tree, one wonders what will happen after her. Married to the Prince Philipthe recently deceased ruler had four children: Carlo, Anna, Andrea and Edoardo. The eldest son became king, with the name of Charles III, last October 8th. In turn of him, the current monarch, has two sons: William and Harry. The first, married since 2011 with Kate Middletonis destined to ascend the throne and already has three heirs following him in the line of succession: George, Charlotte and Louis. The second, conjugated with George, Charlotte and Louishe has two children: Archie and Lilibet.
For at least the next fifty years, the Windsor Royal House has nothing to fear. Except for twists, of course. Which, with the Windsors, are never lacking.
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