Dukedoms were introduced to the British Isles by none other than William the Conqueror. Before taking over England, William was the duke of the powerhouse duchy of Normandy in northern France. Thus, the word ‘duke’ is French in origin (duc). This title was never before seen in the British peerage prior to Norman times. Dukedoms finally came into official use in… Read More
If you’re a royal historian (or if you just like sorting things), you may enjoy drawing the family trees connected to Britain’s monarchy. Royal Family genealogy is fun to do, and making a family tree helps to keep things orderly. God knows the confusion you feel when faced with 20 different Georges or Jameses. So it goes without saying that… Read More
These are the working and non-working royals in the family. The list is current as of right now, but will be updated as needed.
This is the current line of succession to the British throne. From Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the line is as follows, with the line stopping at the Queen’s eldest grandchildren: HRH The Prince of Wales (Prince Charles) HRH The Duke of Cambridge (Prince William) HRH Prince George of Cambridge HRH Princess Charlotte of Cambridge HRH Prince Louis of Cambridge… Read More
Queen Elizabeth II is one of the most famous women in the world, yet she is the most discreet. No one truly knows how the Queen feels, as she prefers to remain outside the fray of celebrity and above political strife. She can – and does – step forward to advise, consult, and warn politicians in her government, but she… Read More
Welcome to Royal biographies! For royals from years past, please visit In Memoriam. HRH The Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales In a speech to the House of Commons two days after Charles’ birth, Winston Churchill remarked: “Our ancient Monarchy renders inestimable services to our country […]. Above the ebb and flow of party strife, the rise and fall of… Read More
Full name: Alexandrina Victoria Born: May 24th, 1819 Titles: HRH Princess Alexandrina Victoria of Kent; Her Majesty the Queen; Her Imperial Majesty The Queen-Empress Reign: June 20th 1837 – January 22nd, 1901 No one imagined that Princess Victoria of Kent would one day become an icon of majesty. Victoria was the daughter of the Duke of Kent, the fourth son… Read More
Full name: Elizabeth Angela MargueriteNickname: The Queen MumTitles: The Honourable Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon; Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon; HRH The Duchess of York; HM Queen Elizabeth; HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen MotherHonors: Lady of The Garter, Lady of The ThistleReign: Consort to King George VI, 1936 – 1952Birth/Death: August 4, 1900 – March 30, 2002 Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon was the youngest daughter of the… Read More