NOTES: Prince Edward George Nicholas Paul Patrick. (Alan Hamilton in the Royal 100 lists his birth date as 9 Oct 1935). He and his wife present the trophies at Wimbledon every year and is less well known in his position as head of the English Freemasonry movement. His title in that capacity being Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England. His wife is a commoner, the strikingly elegant Katharine Worsley. The Kents have no lands or estate of their own. They sold the family home of Coppins, in the village of Iver, Buckinghamshire, and are now grace-and-favor tenants of the Queen at Anmer Hall, a large house on the Sandringham estate. They also have a grace-and-favor residence in St. James' Palace known as York House.
NOTES: Viscount Lascelles; later the 6th Earl of Harewood.
NOTES: Lady Alice Montagu-Douglas-Scott (Dau. of the 7th Duke of Buccleuch and 9th Duke of Queensberry) and Lady margaret Alice Bridgeman, 2d dau. of the 4th Earl of Bradford.
NOTES: Born Bessiewallis Warfield, she later dropped the "Bessie". She became the Duchess of Windsor. a.k.a.: Wallis Warfield; Wallis Windsor. Wallis first married Earl Winfield Spencer Jr. in 1916; div. in 1927. Wallis next married Ernest Simpson in 1928; div. in 1937. She then married the former King of England, Edward VIII, after his abdication. He later became the Duke of Windsor.
NOTES: Prince Charles (or Carl) of Denmark; Later became King Haakon VII of Norway. He was elected to the throne of newly independent Norway as the result of a plebiscite in 1905. Though a Danish prince, he became the founder of the first Norwegain Royal House for 600 years. Haakon died in 1957 at the age of 85, by which time he had become the world's oldest and longest-reigning monarch. Olav V, who read international law and politics and Balloli College as a young man, succeeded to the throne in 1957. His son, Crown Prince Harald, has married a commoner Sonja Haraldsen. They have one son and one daughter.
NOTES: Victoria, Princess of Schaumburg-Lippe.
NOTES: a.k.a.: Sophie of Prussia.
NOTES: Charlotte, Duchess of Saxe-Meiningen.
NOTES: Princess Margarete Frederick-Charles of Hesse.
NOTES: Princess Irene of Hesse; Irene, Princess Henry of Prussia.
NOTES: Grand Duke Ernest Louis of Hesse. Ernest Louis, Reigning Grand Duke of Hesse. His death is listed as 1937 according to J. Packard in the Queen and Her Court. Death as 37 in Royal Web by Ladislas Farago and Andrew Sinclair.
NOTES: Princess Elizabeth of Hesse. Elizabeth, Grand Duchess Sergius of Russia. Grand Duchess Elizabeth was murdered by the Bolsheviks and thrown down an abandoned mine shaft (presumably alive). The couple remained childless.
NOTES: May died when a diphtheria epidemic swept the palace in Hesse-Darmstadt.
NOTES: Prince William of Glouscester died in a plane crash in 1972. He was taking part in the Goodyear Air Race near Wolverhampton. He was born by Caesarian section.
NOTES: Prince Richard of Gloucester. Duke of Gloucester, 2nd. He was born by Caesarian section (as was his brother) when his mother was 42. The Gloucesters live quietly on their estate at Barnwell, which consists of 2,500 acres and is farmed by the Duke. His mother, Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester also lives there. He is known affectionately in the royal family as "Proggy" (Prince Richard of Gloucester); the bespectacled Duke dislikes alcohol and detests smoking. He and his wife also have grace-and-favor apartments at Kensington Palace.
NOTES: Daughter of a Danish lawyer. Now Duchess of Gloucester.
NOTES: Alexander Patrick Gregers Richard, Earl of Ulster. Born by Caesarian section and weighed only four lbs. He will one day inherit the manor of Barnwell and the title Duke of Gloucester, but he will be a common or garden duke - if dukes can ever be common or garden- and not a royal duke like his father and grandfather. Except in the direct line of succession, the style "Royal Highness" is inherited from the sovereign only for two generation and dies with the death of the sovereign's grandson.
NOTES: Mother of the Princess of Wales, formerly the Lady Diana Spencer. The wedding of Frances and her husband rivaled Elizabeth II. They were married in Westminster Abbey. Elizabeth and Philip were among the wedding guests. So were Elizabeth's mother and sister, three royal aunts and two cousins. In all there were over a thousand guests. After thirteen years and four children they were divorced. Frances was named as the other woman in a divorce action brought by Janet Shand Kydd. Diana's father then divorced her mother on the grounds of adultery and there was a bitter battle for the custody of the children, which the father won. Frances married the wealthy Peter Shand Kydd and retreated with him to an isolated part of Scotland. Diana was heart-broken and her tendency to bite her nails stems from that time. There was a further family upset later when Diana's father became involved with the woman who is now her stepmother, the flamboyant Countess of Dartmouth, daughter of that writer of so many love stories, Barbara Cartland. The Earl of Dartmouth divorced his countess, and Diana's father married her. Diana's two elder sisters have never really taken to their stepmother. Diana herself is more tolerant while still remaining close and loyal to her real mother. The divorce became absolute in 1969 after being separated since 1967.
NOTES: Marie, Grand Duchess of Russia. Dau. of Alexander II, Emperor of Russia and his first wife, Marie of Hesse; had issue. Other charts show her death year as 1940.
NOTES: Alfred, Prince of Saxe-Coburg.
NOTES: Marie, Queen of Romania.
NOTES: Victoria, (1) Grand Duchess Ernest of Hesse (2) Grand Duchess Cyrill of Russia. Divorced in 1901. Married 2nd time in 1905. Victoria Melita was married first to a nobleman from the bottomless reservoir of minor German royalty, Ernst Ludwig, Grand Duke of Hesse. But it was an unhappy union which soon ended in divorce. He eye then lighted on her first cousin Kirill, the son of her mother's brother Vladimir; The couple were witness events that lead to the 1917 Revolution in St. Petersburg after being banished from Russia by Nicholas II (a member of his Imperial family had married a divorced woman without the Tzar's permission). A.k.a.: Victoria Feodorovna. They spent some time in exile in Finland; finally settled in France where her husband tried to revive the Russian Monarch proclaiming his right to the throne.
NOTES: Grand Duchess Victoria Feodorovna, Princess of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Duchess of Saxony. a.k.a.: Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg; She was Cyril's first cousin (such unions are forbidden by the church) and she had deserted as consort none other than the Empress Alexandra's brother, Ernest of Hesse.
NOTES: Alexandra, Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg.
NOTES: Beatrice, Princess Alfonso of Spain.