Royal baby: Family tree
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's baby is the newest member of a Royal Family which spans four generations. Click on the images below to find out more.Continue reading the main story
The Queen is married to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and has four children, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She acceded to the throne on 6 February 1952 on the death of her father, George VI. In 2012 she celebrated her Diamond Jubilee – making her Britain’s second-longest-serving monarch after Queen Victoria.
Duke of Edinburgh
The Duke of Edinburgh was born Prince of Greece and Denmark in Corfu. He was the only son of Prince Andrew of Greece, while his mother was Princess Alice of Battenberg, the eldest child of Prince Louis of Battenberg. Prince Louis became a naturalised British subject in 1868 and later changed his name to Mountbatten. Prince Philip adopted the family name when he became a naturalised British subject and renounced his royal title in 1947.
Diana, Princess of Wales
Born: 1961 Died: 1997
Twenty-year-old Diana became Princess of Wales on her marriage to Prince Charles in 1981. On 21 June 1982 she gave birth to the couple’s first son, William. A second son, Henry, known as “Harry”, was born two years later. The couple separated in 1992 and divorced in 1996. She died a year later in a car crash in Paris.
Prince of Wales
The Prince of Wales is the Queen’s eldest son and first in line to the throne. He has been the heir apparent since the age of three, when his mother became Queen. On 29 July 1981 he married Lady Diana Spencer, who became the Princess of Wales. The couple had two sons, William and Harry. They later separated and their marriage was dissolved in 1996. On 31 August 1997 the Princess was killed in a car crash in Paris. Prince Charles married Camilla Parker Bowles on 9 April 2005.
Duchess of Cornwall
Her first marriage was to a British Army officer Andrew Parker Bowles, with whom she has two children and five grandchildren. The couple divorced in 1995. She married Prince Charles in 2005 and was given the title HRH The Duchess of Cornwall. When the prince accedes to the throne, she will be known as HRH The Princess Consort.
Captain Mark Phillips
Captain Phillips married Princess Anne in 1973 and the couple had two children, Peter and Zara. Their children were not eligible for the style - or manner of address - Royal Highness or Prince/Princess. The couple divorced in 1992.
The Princess Royal is the Queen’s second child and only daughter. She was given the title Princess Royal in June 1987. Princess Anne has married twice; her first husband Captain Mark Phillips is the father of her two children, Peter and Zara, while her second husband is Vice-Admiral Timothy Laurence. The princess was the first royal to use the surname Mountbatten-Windsor in an official document, in the marriage register after her wedding to Captain Phillips.
Vice-Admiral Timothy Laurence
He met Princess Anne while serving as an Equerry to the Queen after her first marriage to Captain Mark Phillips broke down. He was knighted by the Queen in June 2011.
Prince Andrew, Duke of York
Prince Andrew was the third child of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh – but the first to be born to a reigning monarch for 103 years. He was created the Duke of York on his marriage to Sarah Ferguson, who became Duchess of York. They had two daughters - Beatrice was born in 1988 and Eugenie in 1990. In March 1992 it was announced that the duke and duchess were to separate and they divorced in 1996.
Sarah, Duchess of York
The second daughter of Major Ronald Ferguson, Sarah Ferguson met Prince Andrew in 1985 and they married a year later. After giving birth to two daughters, Beatrice and Eugenie, the couple separated in 1992 and divorced in 1996. After the divorce she lost the style - or manner of address - Her Royal Highness and became Sarah, Duchess of York.
Earl of Wessex
Prince Edward was given the title Earl of Wessex and Viscount Severn on his marriage to Sophie Rhys-Jones in 1999. The couple have two children, Lady Louise, born in 2003 and James, Viscount Severn, born in 2007.
Countess of Wessex
Sophie Rhys-Jones became the Countess of Wessex on her marriage to Prince Edward in 1999. The couple have two children, Lady Louise, born in 2003, and James, Viscount Severn, born in 2007.
Duke of Cambridge
The Duke of Cambridge is the eldest son of the Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales. The Duke was 15 years old when his mother was killed in a Paris car crash. He went on to study at St Andrews University, where he met his future wife, Kate Middleton. The couple were married in 2011. On his 21st birthday he was appointed a Counsellor of State, standing in for the Queen on official occasions. His wife gave birth to their first child, a son, in July 2013. The boy is now third in line to the throne.
Duchess of Cambridge
Catherine “Kate” Middleton met her future husband at St Andrews University, where they were both studying history of art, although the prince later switched to geography. They were married in 2011 and given the titles Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The Duchess gave birth to the couple’s first child, a son, in July 2013. The baby is now third in line to the throne.
Prince Harry trained at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and went on to become a Lieutenant in the British Army, serving as a helicopter pilot. He has been a Counsellor of State since his 21st birthday, standing in for the Queen on official duties.
Autumn Phillips met Peter Phillips in her hometown of Montreal, Quebec. They were married in 2008. In 2010, Autumn gave birth to the Queen’s first great-grandchild, Savannah. Her sister Isla was born in 2012. The girls have dual British/Canadian citizenship.
Peter Phillips is the eldest of the Queen’s grandchildren. He married Canadian Autumn Kelly in 2008 and together they have two daughters, Savannah, born in 2010 and Isla, born in 2012. The children of the Princess Royal do not hold any royal or noble title, as they are descended from the female line.
Zara Phillips has followed her mother and father with a highly successful riding career – including winning a silver medal at the London 2012 Olympics. She married former England rugby player Mike Tindall in 2011 and the couple are expecting their first child in early 2014. The children of the Princess Royal do not hold any royal or noble title, as they are descended from the female line.
Mike Tindall is a former England rugby player. He married Zara Phillips in 2011 and the couple are expecting their first child in early 2014.
Princess Beatrice is the elder daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York. Her full title is Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice of York. She has no official surname, but uses the name York. If she marries, she will retain her royal title, but will have the option of taking her husband’s surname.
Princess Eugenie is the younger daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York. Her full title is Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie of York. Like her sister Princess Beatrice, she has no official surname, but uses the name York. If she marries, she will retain her royal title, but will have the option of taking her husband’s surname.
James, Viscount Severn
Viscount Severn is the youngest child of the Earl and Countess of Wessex. The couple decided to give their children the courtesy titles as sons or daughters of an Earl, rather than the style prince or princess. It is thought this decision was made to avoid some of the burdens of royal titles.
Lady Louise Windsor is the eldest child of the Earl and Countess of Wessex. The couple decided to give their children the courtesy titles as sons or daughters of an Earl, rather than the style prince or princess. It is thought this decision was made to avoid some of the burdens of royal titles.
Born: 2013The new baby, who will be known as Prince George of Cambridge, was born at 16:24BST on Monday 22 July at St Mary's hospital in west London. Prince William was present for the birth of his son, who weighed 8lb 6oz. The newborn is third in line to the throne, after his father and grandfather. His full name, George Alexander Louis, was announced two days after his birth.
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