British Royal Family tree: curious who’s in the line of succession with the latest birth? The British Royal Family is probably the most well-known royal family in the world. It is often in the middle of the media’s attention through different events which mark its history. In recent days, the media’s fervor has surrounded the birth of the third in line to the British throne, the son of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, The Prince of Cambridge: George Alexander Louis.
In the light of this major event, we should take a look at the entire royal family, in a manner similar to how we’ve analyzed the most controversial U.S. Presidential election results in history.
Members of the Royal Family belong to the House of Windsor, a name chosen by King George V instead of the previous Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (the name was changed because the British Empire was at war with Germany at that time and the royal family needed a more British house name instead of one showing the German ancestry of the Royal Family).
The monarch in the UK has an important role, even though Constitutional Monarchy (the form of government in the UK) establishes that the Sovereign does not play an executive or political role. The monarch is representing the state on an international level, and is supporting and promoting the national identity.
Queen Elizabeth II, the current monarch of Great Britain, succeeded to the throne in 1952 after the death of her father, King George VI and was crowned in 1953. She was born on 21 April 1926. The Queen is married to Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark and has four children.
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Playing an important role in the life of the Great Britain and the Commonwealth (an organization of 54 states, most of which have been colonies of the British Empire), the Queen–during 61 years of her rule–has attended thousands of events, receptions and ceremonies.
Currently, the list of succession in the British Royal Family tree includes 48 members of the royal family, including the aforementioned newborn Prince. Let’s take a look at the top 10 on the following pages: