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The House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha later Windsor (1901 - )

 

 

 

The Royal Arms as currently used are shown on the left. On the right is the version of the Royal Arms authorised for

use in Scotland.

 

Edward VII (1901-1910)

born

9 Nov 1841

mar.

10 Mar 1863 HRH Princess Alexandra Caroline Marie Charlotte Louise Julia of Denmark (b. 1 Dec 1844; d. 20 Nov 1925), dau. of HM Christian IX, King of Denmark, by his wife HH Princess Louise Wilhelmina Frederica Caroline Augusta Julia of Hesse-Cassel, dau. of HH William X, Landgrave of Hesse-Cassel

children

1. HRH Prince Albert Victor Christian Edward, Duke of Saxony from birth, later 1st Duke of Clarence and Avondale

2. HRH Prince George Frederick Ernest Albert, Duke of Saxony from birth until 1917, later 1st Duke of York later Prince of Wales later King George V

3. HRH Prince Alexander John Charles Albert, Duke of Saxony from birth (b. 6 Apr 1871; dvp. 7 Apr 1871)

1. HRH Princess Louise Victoria Alexandra Dagmar, Duchess of Saxony from birth until 1917, cr. 9 Nov 1905 Princess Royal (b. 20 Feb 1867; d. 4 Jan 1931), mar. 27 Jul 1889 Alexander William George [Duff], 1st Duke of Fife, and had issue

2. HRH Princess Victoria Alexandra Olga Mary, Duchess of Saxony from birth until 1917 (b. 6 Jul 1868; d. 3 Dec 1935)

3. HRH Princess Maud Charlotte Mary Victoria, Duchess of Saxony from birth until 1917 (b. 26 Nov 1869; d. 20 Nov 1938), mar. 22 Jul 1896 HM Haakon VII, King of Norway, and had issue

died

6 May 1910

created

8 Dec 1841 Earl of Chester and Prince of Wales

17 Jan 1850 Earl of Dublin

suc. by

son

note

Knight of the Garter 1858; Knight of the Thistle 1867

 

George V (1910-1936)

born

3 Jun 1865

mar.

6 Jul 1893 his third cousin once removed HH Princess Victoria Mary Augusta Louise Olga Pauline Claudia Agnes of Teck (b. 26 May 1867; d. 24 Mar 1953), only dau. of HH Francis Paul Charles Louis Alexander, 1st Prince and Duke of Teck, by his wife HRH Princess Mary Adelaide Wilhelmina Elizabeth of Cambridge, 2nd dau. of HRH Prince Adolphus Frederick, 1st Duke of Cambridge

children

1. HRH Prince Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David, Duke of Saxony from birth until 1917, later Prince of Wales later King Edward VIII later 1st Duke of Windsor

2. HRH Prince Albert Frederick Arthur George, Duke of Saxony from birth until 1917, later 1st Duke of York later King George VI

3. HRH Prince Henry William Frederick Albert, Duke of Saxony from birth until 1917, later 1st Duke of Gloucester

4. HRH Prince George Edward Alexander Edmund, Duke of Saxony from birth until 1917, later 1st Duke of Kent

5. HRH Prince John Charles Francis, Duke of Saxony from birth until 1917 (b. 12 Jul 1905; dvp. 18 Jan 1919)

1. HRH Princess Victoria Alexandra Alice Mary, Duchess of Saxony from birth until 1917, cr. 1 Jan 1932 Princess Royal (b. 25 Apr 1897; d. 28 Mar 1965), mar. 28 Feb 1922 Henry George Charles [Lascelles], 6th Earl of Harewood, and had issue

died

20 Jan 1936

created

24 May 1892 Baron Killarney, Earl of Inverness and Duke of York

9 Nov 1901 Earl of Chester and Prince of Wales

suc. by

son

note

Knight of the Garter 1884; in 1917 changed the name of his House from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor

 

Edward VIII (1936)

born

23 Jun 1894

mar.

3 Jun 1937 (Bessie) Wallis Simpson (b. 18 Jun 1896; former wife of (1) Earl Winfield Spencer, and (2) Ernest Aldrich Simpson; dsp. 24 Apr 1986), dau. of Teackle Wallis Warfield, by his wife Alice M Montague

died

s.p. 28 May 1972

created

23 Jun 1910 Earl of Chester and Prince of Wales

8 Mar 1937 Duke of Windsor

suc. by

brother

note

Knight of the Garter 1910; GCB 1936; abdicated 11 Dec 1936; Governor of the Bahamas; the Letters Patent of 8 Mar 1937 which deprived any future wife of the Duke of Windsor of the style of Royal Highness had no basis in law

 

George VI (1936-1952)

born

14 Dec 1895

mar.

26 Apr 1923 Lady Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon (b. 4 Aug 1900; d. 30 Mar 2002), 4th dau. of Claude George [Bowes-Lyon], 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, by his wife Nina Cecilia Cavendish-Bentinck, 1st surv. dau. and cohrss. by his second wife of Rev. Charles William Frederick Cavendish-Bentinck

children:

1. HRH Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary of York, later Queen Elizabeth II

2. HRH Princess Margaret Rose of York (b. 21 Aug 1930; d. 9 Feb 2002), mar. 6 May 1960 (div. 5 Jul 1978) Antony Charles Robert [Armstrong-Jones], 1st Earl of Snowdon, and has issue

died

6 Feb 1952

created

3 Jun 1920 Baron Killarney, Earl of Inverness and Duke of York

note

Midshipman, Royal Navy 1913, Lieutenant 1918, Commander 1920, Captain 1925, Vice Admiral, Admiral and Admiral of the Fleet 1936;  Knight of the Garter 1916;  a Personal ADC to HM King George VI 1919-36, and to HM King Edward VIII 1936;  Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order 1921 ;  Knight of the Thistle 1923;  Privy Councillor 1925;  Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George 1926;  holder of the Royal Victorian Chain 1927;  Knight of St Patrick 1936;  General in the Army and Field Marshal 1936;  Air Marshal, Air Vice Marshal and Marshal of the RAF 1936 ;  on the abdication of his brother, King Edward VIII, on 10 Dec 1936 he ascended the Throne as King George VI and all his peerage titles merged with the Crown

 

Elizabeth II (1952- )

born

21 Apr 1926

mar.

20 Nov 1947 HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (b. 10 Jun 1921; naturalised a British Subject 28 Feb 1947 and renounced all rights of succession to the Greek and Danish Crowns;  granted 19 Nov 1947 the title, style and attribute of Royal Highness; cr. 19 Nov 1947 Baron Greenwich, of Greenwich in the County of London, Earl of Merioneth and Duke of Edinburgh; granted 22 Feb 1957 the title style and attribute of Prince of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland), only son of HRH Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark GCVO, by his wife HSH Princess Victoria Alice Julia Marie of Battenberg, 1st dau. of HSH Prince Louis Alexander of Battenberg, later 1st Marquess of Milford Haven

children

1. *HRH Prince Charles Philip Arthur George, later Prince of Wales

2. *HRH Prince Andrew Albert Christian Edward, later 1st Duke of York

3. *HRH Prince Edward Antony Richard Louis, later 1st Earl of Wessex

1. *HRH Princess Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise, cr. Princess Royal 12 Jun 1987 (b. 15 Aug 1950), mar. (1) 14 Nov 1973 (div. 5 Jun 1992) Capt Mark Anthony Peter Phillips (b. 22 Sep 1948), only son of Maj Peter William Garside Phillips, by his wife Anne Patricia Tiarks, only dau. of John Gerhard Tiarks, of Charfield, co. Gloucester, and (2) 12 Dec 1992 Vice-Admiral Sir Timothy James Hamilton Laurence KCVO RN (b. 1 Mar 1955), 2nd son of Cmdr Guy Stuart Laurence RN by his wife Barbara Alison Symonds, dau. of John Symonds, and has issue by her first husband:

1a. *Peter Mark Andrew Phillips (b. 15 Nov 1977), mar. 18 May 2008 Autumn Patricia Kelly (b. 3 May 1978), dau. of Brian Kelly, of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, by his wife Kitty ....., and has issue:

1b.  *Savannah Phillips (b. 29 Dec 2010)

1a. *Zara Anne Elizabeth Phillips MBE (b. 15 May 1981), mar. 30 Jul 2011 Michael James Tindall MBE. rugby player (b. 18 Oct 1978), 2nd son of Philip J Tindall, of Otley, co. York, by his wife Linda M Shepherd, dau. of Jack Shepherd, of Otley, co. York, and has issue:

1b. *Mia Grace Tindall (b. 17 Jan 2014)

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Last updated 6 Feb 2014

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