NOTES: Became Marie Feodorovna, Empress of Russia
NOTES: Shot by Bolsheviks along with her family, the family doctor and some servants. Bodies were thrown down a mine shaft, covered with gasoline and burned. a.k.a.: Grand Duchess Olga Nicolaievna. She weighed 9 lbs. at birth. Her father was 27 and her mother only 23 at her birth.
NOTES: His Imperial Highness Alexis Nicolaievich Sovereign Heir Tsarevich, Grand Duke of Russia. He was a Hemophiliac (via his Mother from Victoria). 8 lbs. at birth.
NOTES: Formerly: Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon; Duchess of York (1923-1936). Queen Consort, 1936-1952; Queen Mother from 1952. a.k.a.: Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. Now lives at Clarence House, London; Royal Lodge, Windsor; Birkhall, Balmoral; Castle of Mey, Caithnesshire. Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother descends from Henry VII, King of England. Elizabeth was the youngest daughter and 9th child. Spent her childhood at Glamis Castle in Scotland; The precise location of her birth in London is unknown; When she married in 1923, she became HRH the Duchess of York; Queen Elizabeth (known as the smiling Queen) is most beloved by all of her countrymen and women. The Queen Mother is 5'2" tall and has blue eyes.
NOTES: a.k.a.: Princess Elizabeth of York (as a child); Heir Presumptive; Full name: Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; Family called her, "Lillibet". Title: Elizabeth II Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Elizabeth was born by Caesarean section at 2:40 am. Coronation Date: 2 June 1953 at Westminster Abbey; Acceded 6 Feb 1952. Residences: Buckingham Palace, London, SW1; Windsor Castle, Berkshire; Sandringham House, Norfolk; Balmoral Castle, Aberdeenshire. Her royal birth was witnessed by a member of Parliament (a practice that was eliminated after the birth of her sister, Margaret). She is addressed as "Your Majesty" by everyone outside of the immediate family. Elizabeth II is 5'4" tall and has blue eyes.
NOTES: Privately educated. After the death of her father, King George VI in 1952, she assumed various ceremonial duties, such as official tours of Commonwealth territories. She was refused permission in 1955 to marry the divorced Royal Air Force captain Peter Townsend (1914- ), a former member of her father's staff. a.k.a.: Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon. Margaret and her husband, Anthony Armstron-Jones, Earl of Snowdon were divorced in 1978. She was the last Royal born in England that required a Parliamentary witness for the Royal birth; the practice ended when her father decreed that there was no longer need for such anachronistic nonsense. Margaret is 5'2" tall and has blue eyes. She supposedly has size 2 1/2 shoes. She is a heavy smoker despite her doctor's warnings. Margaret was a lively and talented girl, and was always considered to be the beauty of the family.
NOTES: Anthony Armstrong-Jones was a British photographer and a commoner who in 1961 was created 1st Earl of Snowdon. There was a 2 year separation preceding the divorce, which became final in 1978.
NOTES: When he was three years old, Viscount Linley had his ears adjusted by a plastic surgeon at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. He prefers to be known as, David Linley. He is the only member of the royal family to have made his way in the world using his hands, employing the creative talents he inherited from his photographer x. Linley prefers the company of creative people to his royal cousins, although he is a close friend of Prince Andrew. Linley's name has been linked with that of Susannah Constantine and Kate Menzies, but as of this writing he remains a bachelor and one of the most sought-after dinner guests at smart parties in London and New York.
NOTES: Following a royal tradition, Lady Sarah showed minimal academic talent at Bedales School. The rules of title dictate that although her mother is a royal princess, Lady Sarah can inherit neither title nor position from her; she is Lady Sarah because her father is an earl. Her only route to higher station is through marriage.
NOTES: HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh; Consort of Queen Elizabeth II. Philip spent his childhood in England at the home of his uncle, Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, and began a naval career in 1939, when he entered the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth. He served in both the Mediterranean and Pacific theaters during World War II and married the then Princess Elizabeth in 1947, at which time he was named Duke of Edinburgh. In 1957 he was created Prince of the United Kingdom. Prince Philip, and active advocate of sports, science and education has made many goodwill trips throughout the world, both as representative of and in company with Queen Elizabeth. Before his marriage he was simply: Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten. He was naturalized as a British citizen in 1947. His title: Baron of Greenwich, Earl of Merioneth and Duke of Edinburgh; Granted the style and titular dignity of a Prince of the United Kingdom on 22 Feb 1957. He was born as: HRH Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark. There was not actual divorce between Prince Philip's parents, but they separated while Philip was still a small boy. His father took off to indulge himself in the fleshpots of Monte Carlo while his mother lived in turn with her four daughters, all of whom had married German Princelings. Philip was taken care of by his Mountbatten relatives in England, who also paid for his schooling. As a result of the family split, World War II found Philip serving in the British Navy while his brothers-in-law were fighting on the side of Germany. Philip was a baby of only eighteen months, fifth in line of succession to the Greek throne, when his family had to flee into exile. The was 1922 and Greece was under the heels of a revolutionary junta. Philip's father, Prince Andrew, was arrested and tossed into jail. Others who opposed the new regime had already been summarily executed and Andrew seemed assured of the same fate. Philip's mother left the family's island home on Corfu and journeyed to Athens in an attempt to save her husband. She appealed for help to her cousin, England's King George V. He dispatched a British secret-service agent, Commander Gerald Talbot, to Athens with instructions to negotiate Prince Andrew's release or, if that failed, to rescue him from prison. After much ado, the family was finally saved. Prince Philip was born Philippos Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderbert-Glucksburn, Prince of Greece. Philippos became Philip during schooldays in England. He took the name, Mountbatten when he relinquished his Greek Title to take British citizenship prior to marrying Elizabeth. His own choice of name was actually Philip Oldcastle, but he was finally prevailed upon to take the Mountbatten surname of his mother's family. Elizabeth calls him, "Darling" in private and he is "Papa" to his sons and daughter. His aides address him as "Sir". To everyone else, he is or should be, "Your Royal Highness" the first time he is addressed and "Sir" thereafter. Occupation listed on his passport is given as: Prince of the Royal Household. Philip is 5'11 1/2" (nearly 6ft.) tall.
NOTES: Charles was born on a Sunday at 9:14 pm and weighed 7lb. 6oz. HRH The Prince of Wales. When Elizabeth II ascended the throne, Charles automatically became Duke of Cornwall, Duke of Rothesay, Earl of Carrick, Baron Renfrew, Lord of the Isles and Great Steward of Scotland, Knight of the Garter. Charles was christened: Charles Philip Arthur George. He was created Prince of Wales in 1958 and invested as such in 1969 on his coming of age. He assumed his seat in the House of Lords in February 1970 and became the first to the British Crown to earn a university degree when he was graduated with honors from the University of Cambridge in June 1970. University of Cambridge in June 1970. Like his father, he should properly be addressed as "Your Royal Highness" the first time and "Sir" thereafter. He does not care to be called, Prince (an American custom). He thinks it makes him sound like a police dog. He doesn't mind being called Charles or Charlie. Charles is an opera lover and is president of the Friends of the Royal Opera House. He is 5' 11" tall.
NOTES: a.k.a.: Princess Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise Mountbatten-Windsor. The least popular of the Royal Family, Anne is 5'6 1/2" tall. She is an avid horsewoman, as is her husband, Capt. Mark Phillips. Anne has refused all titles for herself and her children (other than those she was born with). She and her husband run the 750 acres of Gatcombe Park in Gloucestershire as a commercial farm. Gatcombe was bought for the couple by the Queen as a belated wedding gift for her daughter.
NOTES: Registered on 22 March 1960 as: Andrew Albert Christian Edward. No photographs of the christening were released and the Prince was not seen in public for the first sixteen months of his life. The first view the public had of Prince Andrew was on the balcony of Buckingham Palace following Trooping the Colour in June 1961. A most beautiful film of the wedding ceremony was produced by the BBC and available on video tape. Andrew is 6 feet tall. He served as a helicopter pilot during the Falkland War with Argentina. The tabloids called him, "Randy Andy" because of his romances prior to Sarah Ferguson with Koo Stark the soft porn film star. The Yorks are building a sixteen bedroom mansion at Sunninghill Park, near Ascot. It is a gift to the couple from Queen Elizabeth II and is estimated to cost 1 million British pounds to build. (1989)
NOTES: Christened: Edward Antony Richard Louis. The family name, Mountbatten-Windsor was made by decree of Elizabeth II. a.k.a.: Prince Edward, Duke of Kent II. Edward is 6 feet tall.
NOTES: Captain Mark Anthony Peter Phillips. He has refused a title so far, therefore, his children have no titles. However, their Royal Grandmother may make them a Lord and Lady later so that they do not feel inferior.
NOTES: Peter weighed 7 lb. 9oz. at birth.
NOTES: Lady Diana Spencer (before her marriage to Charles) was popularly known as: "Shy Di". Diana Spencer's ancestry (through her father) links her with more than one King and she and Prince Charles are 16th cousins, once removed. Diana weighed 7 lbs. 12 oz. at birth. She is 5' 10" tall, has blond hair and blue eyes. Diana's descent from Frank Work links her with many famous Americans: George Washington, John Adams (2nd U.S. Pres.), The Roosevelt family, Calvin Coolidge, John Pierpont Morgan, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Louisa M. Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Gloria Vanderbilt, Erle Stanley Gardner, General George Patton, George Gallup (of Gallup polls fame) Nelson Bunker Hunt, Orson Welles, Humphrey Bogart and Lee Remick, among others. Their engagement was announced by Buckingham Palace on 24 February 1981.