Royal Family

The Royal Family of England traces its history back many centuries. They remain an object of interest and fascination to the world today.

Asked in Royal Family, Elizabeth II

Who are the children of Queen Elizabeth II?

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On 19th November, 1947 The Princess Elizabeth, as she was then, married Philip Mountbatten (date of birth 10th June 1921), a prince of Greece and Denmark who was later created Duke of Edinburgh. Their children are: Charles Philip Arthur George born 14th November, 1948. His Royal Highness Prince Charles is the heir apparent (i.e. next in line) to the throne and is Prince of Wales, Duke of Cornwall and, in Scotland, Duke of Rothesay. Anne Elizabeth Louise born 15th August 1950. Her Royal Highness the Princess Anne is currently eleventh in line to the throne and her formal title is "The Princess Royal." Andrew Albert Christian Edward born 19th February 1960. His Royal Highness the Duke of York (his present title) is currently fifth in line of succession to the Throne. Edward Antony Richard Louis born 10th March 1964. His Royal Highness the Prince Edward was created Earl of Wessex in 1999, on the occasion of his marriage to Sophie Helen Rhys-Jones. He is currently eighth in line of succession.
Asked by Hugh Luettgen in Royal Family, England

Why did Prince Harry and Meghan Markle quit the royal family?

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Prince Harry and Meghan quit their roles as senior royals primarily because they wanted to be financially independent and because of their frustration with their treatment in British tabloids. From Harry’s statements, it seems they were envisioning a rather loose arrangement in which their lives weren’t publicly funded, but they could still partake in charity activities as emissaries of the queen. Instead, the break from Buckingham Palace seems to be a rather harsh one. Their exact roles and titles are still in flux, but what is for sure is that they’re no longer allowed to use the highly-exclusive “His Royal Highness” or “Her Royal Highness” titles, and Harry will also give up his military titles.
Asked in Elizabeth I, Royal Family

Can the royal family be arrested?

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The Queen her self can not be arrested, she is in a way above the law in the UK. Hence the saying "Doing time at her majesty's pleasure" - The Queen can also not be judged by a judge in the UK, Nor be arrested by the police, since the police serve the Queen. In order for the Queen to be arrested there would have to be an act of parliament changing the constitution in the UK, possibly abolishing the monarchy. As for the rest of the Royal family, they are all not immune to the law and can face arrest for a crime like anyone else. Although, The Duke of York is said to have dabbled in illegal activities in the past, as well as his ex wife, although always publicized and under criticism he has tended to avoid arrest because of his mother. It would always help to have a powerful relative.
Asked in Monarchy, Royal Family

Where is the home of the British Monarch?

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Technically, the official residence of the British Monarch is St James' Palace, London. However, no monarch has resided there for over 200 years. The official London residence is Buckingham Palace, while Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse act as the official county and Scotland residences respectively. Queen Elizabeth II also can reside at four private residences: Sandringham House, Balmoral Castle, Craigowan Lodge and Delnadamph Lodge.
Asked in Royal Family, Elizabeth II, Honeymoons

Where did the Queen and Prince Phillip honeymoon?

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Broadlands in Hampshire home of Lord Mounbatten Prince Phillips Uncle and Birkhall in the Balmoral Estate
Asked in History of England, Monarchy, Royal Family, England

Who was the first King or Queen of England?

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The first king to rule all of England as king was Athelstan, grandson of Alfred the Great. His forebears were kings of Wessex, to which they attached Kent; it was Athelstan who united Mercia and Northumbria to Wessex to create the united English kingdom. However, there are a few tricky points of terminology: Athelstan's title was "king of the English", not "king of England". Same thing really, but the first to be king of the English land rather than of the English people was Henry II. Before there was a single kingdom, several rulers had be accepted as overlord over all the English kings. Among those was Alfred the Great's grandfather Egbert, king of Wessex, and before him Offa, King of Mercia House of Wessex: Egbert Athelwulf Athelbald Athelbert Ethelred I Alfred (the Great) Edward (the Elder) Athelstan *First King of ALL England* Edmund I (the Elder, the Deed-Doer) Eadred Eadwig Edgar (the Peaceable) St Edward (the Martyr) Ethelred II (the Unready) House of Denmark: Swen (Forkbeard) House of Wessex Ethelred II (restored) Edmund II (Ironside) House of Denmark Cnut the Great (Canute) Harold I (Harefoot) Harthacnut House of Wessex (restored) St Edward (The Confessor) Harold II Edgar II (the Atheling) House of Normandy: William I (the Bastard, the Conqueror) William II (Rufus) Henry I (Beauclerk) Stephen I (of Blois) or the Empress Mathilda (Maud) House of Plantaganet: Henry II (FitzEmpress, Curtmantle) (Henry the Young King, briefly co-king with his father, Henry II) Richard I (the Lionheart) John (Lackland) Henry III Edward I (Longshanks) Edward II Edward III Richard II House of Lancaster: Henry IV (Bolingbroke) Henry V Henry VI House of York: Edward IV House of Lancaster (restored) Henry VI (restored) House of York (restored) Edward IV (restored) Edward V Richard III House of Tudor: Henry VII Henry VIII Edward VI Jane Mary I (Bloody Mary) Elizabeth I (the Virgin Queen) House of Stuart James I & VI Charles I The Commonwealth The House of Stuart (restored) Charles II James II House of Stuart/House of Orange Mary II & William III House of Orange William III House of Stuart Anne House of Hanover George I George II George III George IV William IV Victoria House of Sax-Coburg-und-Gotha Edward VII George V House of "Windsor" George V Edward VIII George VI Elizabeth II
Asked in Royal Family, Elizabeth II, Queen Victoria

Who was Queen Victoria's husband?

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Queen Victoria's husband was her first cousin Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Victoria's mother and Albert's father were brother and sister. Albert and Victoria's common uncle Leopold (who was King of Belgium) thought that they would make a good pair. Because Leopold was like a father to Victoria she agreed to meet with Albert and his elder brother Ernest when they were all teenagers. Several years later Leopold wanted Albert to visit England again, and Victoria gave in. During this trip Victoria fell in love with Albert and proposed to Albert.
Asked in Queen Victoria, Monarchy, Royal Family

What was prince albert's royal house?

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Prince Francis (Albert) Augustus Charles Emmanuel; 26 August 1819 - 14 December 1861), the Prince Consort of Queen Victoria, was from the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.
Asked in Royal Family, Elizabeth II

When did Queen Elizabeth II mother died?

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Queen Elizabeth II's Mother Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother died 30 March 2002 at the age of 101
Asked in Royal Family, Prince Charles, Princess Diana

Did Camilla Parker Bowles choose Princess Diana's wedding gown?

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No, that was another of Charles's close friends, the late 'Kanga' Tryon, who ran a popular dress boutique.
Asked in Monarchy, Royal Family

Was King George VI's wife a commoner?

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No, she was born The Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, fourth daughter of the Earl and Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne, a Scottish noble family.
Asked in Royal Family

How do you marry royalty?

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To marry a royal heir you have to either be part of the royal family somehow or have high classed parents (like princess Diana) or you can be at the same school had one get to know the and start being an item(like Kate Middleton)
Asked in Royal Family, Monarchy

What did a queen call her lady in waiting?

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A Queen would usually call her lady in waiting by her first name.
Asked in Royal Family, Elizabeth II

What do you call the queen in a letter?

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In correspondence, as in conversation, the rule is to address the Queen as 'Your Majesty' first (instead of Dear..........). Subsequently, she should be addressed as 'Ma'am'. eg. Please accept, Ma'am, the expression of my very good wishes. Yours sincerely,.........
Asked in Royal Family, Freemasons

Is Prince Philip a Freemason?

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Prince Phillip was initiated into Freemasonry in 1952 in Navy Lodge.
Asked in Monarchy, Royal Family, Society and Civilization

Is it possible to overthrow the British monarchy?

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History teaches us that any monarchy or political system can be overthrown.
Asked in Royal Family, Elizabeth II

What are the names and ages of Queen Elizabeth's children?

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Full Name, Date of Birth dd/mm/yyyy Charles Philip Arthur George, 14/11/1949 Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise, 15/06/1950 Albert Andrew Christian Edward, 19/02/1960 Edward Antony Richard Louis, 10/04/1964
Asked in Royal Family, Celebrities

Who is christiana al maktoum?

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She is one of Shiekh Mohammed Bin Rashed (rulerof Dubai) daughters, from a Greek woman!, Internet talks says she was born in 1993,
Asked in Royal Family

How do you address Sarah Duchess of York?

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As you would address any other person. Sarah, Duchess of York is not a member of the Royal Family.
Asked in Royal Family, Elizabeth II

What ring did the queen mother have?

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8crt emerald surrounded by diamonds (a bit like kate middleton's but with an emerald)
Asked in Royal Family

Can royal family marry foreigners?

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They can indeed. Prince Phillip was born in Greece, after all. There is nothing stopping it.