Descendants of George V
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.
- CA means excluded from succession for being Roman Catholic
- LG means legitimated by subsequent marriage
- (LG+) first generation or (LG-) later generation
|Generation||Succ #.||Name||Birth (and death)||Image|
|Founder||King George V||
3 June 1865|
20 January 1936 (aged 70)
As of 8 September 2022[update], 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.
|Gen. #||Generation||Total||Dead||Catholic||Legt. by m.
|Oldest Member||Youngest Member|
|1||children||6||6||0||0||Edward VIII (Duke of Windsor)
23 June 1894
28 May 1972 (aged 77)
|The Prince John|
12 July 1905
18 January 1919 (aged 13)
|2||grandchildren||9||5||0||0||The Earl of Harewood
7 February 1923
11 July 2011 (aged 88)
|The Duke of Gloucester|
26 August 1944
14 November 1948
|Lady Gabriella Windsor|
23 April 1981
1 October 1973
16 January 2016
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
|Gen.||Name||Birth (& Death)||Issue|
|0||King Edward VII||
9 November 1841|
6 May 1910 (aged 68)
|1||Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale||
8 January 1864|
14 January 1892 (aged 28)
|1||King George V||
3 June 1865|
20 January 1936 (aged 70)
|House of Windsor|
|1||The Princess Louise, Princess Royal, Duchess of Fife||
20 February 1867|
4 January 1931 (aged 63)
|2||Alastair Duff, Marquess of Macduff||
16 June 1890|
16 June 1890 (aged 0)
|2||Princess Arthur of Connaught, Duchess of Fife||
17 May 1891|
26 February 1959 (aged 67)
|3||Alastair Windsor, 2nd Duke of Connaught and Strathearn||
9 August 1914|
26 April 1943 (aged 28)
|2||Princess Maud, Countess of Southesk||
3 April 1893|
14 December 1945 (aged 52)
|3||James Carnegie, 3rd Duke of Fife||
23 September 1929|
22 June 2015 (aged 85)
|1||The Princess Victoria||
6 July 1868|
3 December 1935 (aged 67)
|1||Queen Maud of Norway||
26 November 1869|
20 November 1938 (aged 68)
|Norwegian royal family|
|1||Prince Alexander John of Wales||
6 April 1871|
7 April 1871 (aged 1 day)
- 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 until 2015 and in the 2013 edition of Whitaker's Almanack as eligible to succeed; MSN News, Debrett's and Whitaker's Almanack 2015 also list them as eligible, after Lady Amelia Windsor and before Lady Helen Taylor.
- Depending on whether Catholic minors are eligible to succeed.
- There are no reliable published lists of the line of succession beyond Viscount Lascelles.