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Reigning Royal Families

Biographical entries of most of the reigning monarchs and of certain other members of the reigning royal families will be found in their appropriate alphabetical order in the biographical section of this site.

The name under which they can be found in the text of the site is listed and hyperlinked in this section in bold UPPERCASE type.


UNITED KINGDOM

Reigning Queen:

HM QUEEN ELIZABETH II
b. 21 April 1926; succeeded to the throne 6 February 1952, on the death of her father, King George VI; crowned 2 June 1953; married 20 November 1947, HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth, Baron Greenwich, KG, KT, OM, GBE, AC, QSO (b. 10 June 1921), son of Prince Andrew of Greece and Princess Alice of Battenberg (Mountbatten).

Children of the Queen:

HRH Prince Charles Philip Arthur George, The Prince of Wales, Duke of Cornwall, Duke of Rothesay, Earl of Chester, Earl of Carrick, Baron of Renfrew, Lord of the Isles and Great Steward of Scotland, KG, KT, GCB, OM, AK, QSO, ADC (heir-apparent), b. 14 November 1948; married 1st 29 July 1981, Lady Diana Frances Spencer (The Princess of Wales) (divorced 1996, died 31 August 1997); son, HRH Prince William Arthur Philip Louis of Wales (HRH The Duke of Cambridge), b. 21 June 1982; married 29 April 2011, Catherine Elizabeth Middleton (HRH The Duchess of Cambridge) (son, Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge, b. 22 July 2013); son, HRH Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales, b. 15 September 1984; married 2nd 9 April 2005, Camilla Parker Bowles (HRH The Duchess of Cornwall) (b. 17 July 1947).

HRH Princess Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise, The Princess Royal, KG, KT, GCVO, QSO, b. 15 August 1950; married 1st 14 November 1973, Captain Mark Phillips (divorced 1992); son, Peter Mark Andrew Phillips, b. 15 November 1977; daughter, Zara Anne Elizabeth Phillips, b. 15 May 1981; married 2nd 12 December 1992, Vice-Admiral Timothy Laurence, CB, MVO, ADC.

HRH Prince Andrew Albert Christian Edward, The Duke of York, Earl of Inverness, Baron Killyleagh, KS, KCVO, ADC, b. 19 February 1960; married 23 July 1986, Sarah Ferguson (The Duchess of York) (b. 15 October 1959) (divorced 1996); daughter, Princess Beatrice Elizabeth Mary of York, b. 8 August 1988; daughter, Princess Eugenie Victoria Helena of York, b. 23 March 1990.

HRH Prince Edward Antony Richard Louis, The Earl of Wessex, KS, KCVO, ADC, b. 10 March 1964; married 19 June 1999, Sophie Rhys-Jones (HRH The Countess of Wessex) (b. 20 January 1965); daughter, Lady Louise Alice Elizabeth Mary Windsor, b. 8 November 2003; son, James Alexander Philip Theo, Viscount Severn, b. 17 December 2007.

Parents of the Queen:

King George VI, b. 14 December 1895 (son of King George V and Queen Mary), died 6 February 1952; married 26 April 1923, Lady Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon (Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother) (b. 4 August 1900, died 30 March 2002).

Sister of the Queen:

Princess Margaret Rose, Countess of Snowdon, CI, GCVO, b. 21 August 1930, died 9 February 2002; married 6 May 1960, Antony Armstrong-Jones (Earl of Snowdon, GCVO) (divorced 1978); son, David Albert Charles, Viscount Linley, b. 3 November 1961, (married, two children); daughter, Lady Sarah Frances Elizabeth Chatto (née Armstrong-Jones), b. 1 May 1964, (married, two children).

The full titles of Queen Elizabeth II are as follows::
United Kingdom:

"Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith."

Canada:

"Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom, Canada and Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith."

Australia:

"Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Australia and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth."

New Zealand:

"Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of New Zealand and Her Other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith."

Jamaica:

"Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Jamaica and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth."

Barbados:

"Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Barbados and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth."

The Bahamas:

"Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth."

Grenada:

"Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Grenada and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth."

Papua New Guinea:

"Elizabeth the Second, Queen of Papua New Guinea and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth."

Solomon Islands:

"Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of the Solomon Islands and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth."

Tuvalu:

"Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Tuvalu and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth."

Saint Lucia:

"Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Saint Lucia and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth."

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines:

"Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth."

Belize:

"Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Belize and of Her Other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth."

Antigua and Barbuda:

"Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Antigua and Barbuda and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth."

Saint Christopher and Nevis:

"Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Saint Christopher and Nevis and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth."

The Republics of India, Ghana, Cyprus, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Zambia, Malawi, Singapore, Botswana, Guyana, Nauru, The Gambia, Sierra Leone, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Malta, Trinidad and Tobago, Seychelles, Dominica, Kiribati, Vanuatu, Maldives, Namibia, Mauritius, South Africa, Fiji, Pakistan, Cameroon and Mozambique, together with the Federation of Malaysia, the Kingdom of Lesotho, the Kingdom of Swaziland, the Kingdom of Tonga, the Independent State of Samoa and the Sultanate of Brunei, recognize the Queen as "Head of the Commonwealth".



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