Descendants of George V

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The six children of King George V. (Back row) Prince Albert, Prince Henry, Prince Edward, (Front row) Prince John, Princess Mary, Prince George

This is a complete list of the children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren of King George V, the founder of the House of Windsor, and his queen Mary of Teck. The list includes deceased members, members who have become Catholic, royal and non-royal, legitimate and illegitimate members openly acknowledged by their parents.

A list of living non-Catholic descendants of George V's sons is shown at line of succession to the British throne. A list of all members of the house of Windsor is at List of members of the House of Windsor.

Table[edit]

LEGEND

CA means excluded from succession for being Roman Catholic
LG means legitimated by subsequent marriage
(LG+) first generation or (LG-) later generation
Windsor family: George V, his six children and descendants
Succ.# Name Birth (and death) Image
Founder King George V (1865-06-03)3 June 1865
20 January 1936(1936-01-20) (aged 70)
King George 1923 LCCN2014715558 (cropped).jpg
G-V
2nd son King George VI (1895-12-14)14 December 1895
6 February 1952(1952-02-06) (aged 56)
King George VI of England, formal photo portrait, circa 1940-1946.jpg
2 Sovereign Queen Elizabeth II (1926-04-21) 21 April 1926 (age 96)
Elizabeth II in Berlin 2015 (cropped).JPG
3 01 The Prince of Wales (1948-11-14) 14 November 1948 (age 73)
Charles, Prince of Wales at COP21.jpg
4 02 The Duke of Cambridge (1982-06-21) 21 June 1982 (age 40)
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge.jpg
5 03 Prince George of Cambridge (2013-07-22) 22 July 2013 (age 9)
Prince George of Cambridge in 2019 (cropped).jpg
5 04 Princess Charlotte of Cambridge (2015-05-02) 2 May 2015 (age 7)
Princess Charlotte of Cambridge in 2019 (cropped).jpg
5 05 Prince Louis of Cambridge (2018-04-23) 23 April 2018 (age 4)
Prince Louis of Cambridge 2019.jpg
4 06 The Duke of Sussex (1984-09-15) 15 September 1984 (age 37)
Prince Harry at the 2017 Invictus Games opening ceremony.jpg
5 07 Archie Mountbatten-Windsor (2019-05-06) 6 May 2019 (age 3)
5 08 Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor (2021-06-04) 4 June 2021 (age 14 months)
3 09 The Duke of York (1960-02-19) 19 February 1960 (age 62)
Príncipe André do Reino Unido.jpg
4 10 Princess Beatrice, Mrs Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi (1988-08-08) 8 August 1988 (age 34)
Prince Beatrice with Dave Clark crop.jpg
5 11 Sienna Mapelli Mozzi (2021-09-18) 18 September 2021 (age 10 months)
4 12 Princess Eugenie, Mrs Jack Brooksbank (1990-03-23) 23 March 1990 (age 32)
Princess Eugenie, 2013 (cropped).jpg
5 13 August Brooksbank (2021-02-09) 9 February 2021 (age 18 months)
3 14 The Earl of Wessex (1964-03-10) 10 March 1964 (age 58)
Prince Edward February 2015.jpg
4 15 James, Viscount Severn (2007-12-17) 17 December 2007 (age 14)
James, Viscount Severn 2016.jpg
4 16 Lady Louise Windsor (2003-11-08) 8 November 2003 (age 18)
Lady Louise, 2017.jpg
3 17 The Princess Royal (1950-08-15) 15 August 1950 (age 71)
Princess Anne October 2015.jpg
4 18 Peter Phillips (1977-11-15) 15 November 1977 (age 44)
5 19 Savannah Phillips (2010-12-29) 29 December 2010 (age 11)
5 20 Isla Phillips (2012-03-29) 29 March 2012 (age 10)
4 21 Zara Tindall (1981-05-15) 15 May 1981 (age 41)
Zara Phillips cropped but without a crop.jpg
5 22 Mia Tindall (2014-01-17) 17 January 2014 (age 8)
5 23 Lena Tindall (2018-06-18) 18 June 2018 (age 4)
5 24 Lucas Tindall (2021-03-21) 21 March 2021 (age 16 months)
2 Died The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon (1930-08-21)21 August 1930
9 February 2002(2002-02-09) (aged 71)
Princess Margaret.jpg
3 25 David Armstrong-Jones, 2nd Earl of Snowdon (1961-11-03) 3 November 1961 (age 60)
Viscount Linley (2nd crop) Trooping the Colour Saturday June 16th 2007.jpg
4 26 Charles Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley (1999-07-01) 1 July 1999 (age 23)
4 27 Lady Margarita Armstrong-Jones (2002-05-14) 14 May 2002 (age 20)
3 28 Lady Sarah Chatto (1964-05-01) 1 May 1964 (age 58)
4 29 Samuel Chatto (1996-07-28) 28 July 1996 (age 26)
4 30 Arthur Chatto (1999-02-05) 5 February 1999 (age 23)

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Timeline[edit]

Statistics[edit]

  • Creation: When the House of Windsor was created in 1917 the only descendants of King George V were his 6 unmarried children, ranging in age from 12 to 23. The death of Prince John at age 13 was the first change. No subsequent child in the Windsor family has been named John.
  • George VI: On 11 December 1936, when George VI became king there were 8 descendants of George V in the line of succession (The King's 2 daughters, 3 siblings, and 3 nephews). A niece was born 2 weeks later. The oldest brother, Edward VIII, was not in the line having abdicated the throne to marry the woman of his choice.
  • Elizabeth II: In 1952, when Elizabeth II became queen, there were 13 descendants of George V in the line (The Queen's 2 children, 1 sister, 1 uncle, 1 aunt, 7 first cousins, 1 first cousin once removed). During the 15 years and 8 weeks of her father's reign, 6 children had been born and Elizabeth's uncle, Prince George, Duke of Kent had died in a plane crash during the war.

As of 18 July 2022, George V has 6 children, 9 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 52 great-great-grandchildren. Members who are (1) Catholic or (2) illegitimate or legitimated by marriage are excluded from the succession to the throne.

Windsor Family Statistics
Gen. # Generation Total Dead Catholic Legt. by m.
Illegt.
Oldest Member Youngest Member
1 children 6 6 0 0 Edward VIII (Duke of Windsor)
(1894-06-23)23 June 1894
28 May 1972(1972-05-28) (aged 77)
The Prince John
(1905-07-12)12 July 1905
18 January 1919(1919-01-18) (aged 13)
2 grandchildren 9 4 0 0 The Earl of Harewood
(1923-02-07)7 February 1923
11 July 2011(2011-07-11) (aged 88)
The Duke of Gloucester
(1944-08-26) 26 August 1944 (age 77)
3 g-grandchildren 22 0 1 2 The Prince of Wales
(1948-11-14) 14 November 1948 (age 73)
Lady Gabriella Windsor
(1981-04-23) 23 April 1981 (age 41)
4 gg-grandchildren 52 0 2 8 Sophie Lascelles
(1973-10-01) 1 October 1973 (age 48)
Isabella Windsor
(2016-01-16) 16 January 2016 (age 6)
Total 89 10 3 10

Most of the illegitimate children on this table are all legitimatio per matrimonium subsequens or legitimated by subsequent marriage. They and their descendants are excluded from the line of succession and other titles. Other monarchies are different. Monaco, for instance recognises legitimated children as eligible for the throne.

The Catholics are from the Duke of Kent's family.

  • The Duke's wife converted to Catholicism decades after they were married. Her later conversion did not exclude him.
  • Their oldest son, George Windsor, married his Catholic wife in 1988 and was thereby excluded until 2015, when the Perth Agreement was implemented. Two of his three children are Catholics. Only Lady Amelia Windsor is still in the line, but it is presumed that she will follow the lead of her siblings and parents and be confirmed [in the Catholic faith] when she is older and hence will be excluded from succession.
  • Their second son, Lord Nicholas Windsor, converted to Catholicism, married his wife in the Vatican, and his three children are baptised Catholics.

The Duke's brother, Prince Michael of Kent, married his Catholic wife in 1978 and was thereby excluded until 2015. His children were raised in communion with the Anglican church and have always been eligible.

Other descendants of Edward VII[edit]

In addition to George V, Edward VII had 5 other children, from whom the dukes of Fife and the Norwegian royal family are descended.

Gen. Name Birth (& Death) Issue
0 King Edward VII (1841-11-09)9 November 1841
6 May 1910(1910-05-06) (aged 68)
6
1 Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale (1864-01-08)8 January 1864
14 January 1892(1892-01-14) (aged 28)
none
1 King George V (1865-06-03)3 June 1865
20 January 1936(1936-01-20) (aged 70)
House of Windsor
1 The Princess Louise, Princess Royal, Duchess of Fife (1867-02-20)20 February 1867
4 January 1931(1931-01-04) (aged 63)
2
2 Alastair Duff, Marquess of Macduff (1890-06-16)16 June 1890
16 June 1890(1890-06-16) (aged 0)
stillborn
2 Princess Arthur of Connaught, Duchess of Fife (1891-05-17)17 May 1891
26 February 1959(1959-02-26) (aged 67)
1
3 Alastair Windsor, 2nd Duke of Connaught and Strathearn (1914-08-09)9 August 1914
26 April 1943(1943-04-26) (aged 28)
none
2 Princess Maud, Countess of Southesk (1893-04-03)3 April 1893
14 December 1945(1945-12-14) (aged 52)
1
3 James Carnegie, 3rd Duke of Fife (1929-09-23)23 September 1929
22 June 2015(2015-06-22) (aged 85)
2 children
4 grandchildren
1 The Princess Victoria (1868-07-06)6 July 1868
3 December 1935(1935-12-03) (aged 67)
none
1 Queen Maud of Norway (1869-11-26)26 November 1869
20 November 1938(1938-11-20) (aged 68)
Norwegian royal family
1 Prince Alexander John of Wales (1871-04-06)6 April 1871
(1871-04-07)7 April 1871 (aged 1 day)
newborn

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c It is unclear whether baptism in the Catholic faith is sufficient to bar someone from the line of succession or whether confirmation as a Catholic is necessary. Albert and Leopold Windsor were listed on The Official Website of the British Monarchy[1] until 2015 and in the 2013 edition of Whitaker's Almanack as eligible to succeed; MSN News,[2] Debrett's and Whitaker's Almanack 2015 also list them as eligible, after Lady Amelia Windsor and before Lady Helen Taylor.
  2. ^ Depending on whether Catholic minors are eligible to succeed.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l There are no reliable published lists of the line of succession beyond Viscount Lascelles.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Succession". 17 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Britain's royal line of succession". MSN.