Is Queen Elizabeth from African Descent?
King George the III's wife is the Great-Great-Great Grandmother of todays current Queen Elizabeth the II, but their was some contorversy that King George the III's wife was half African.
Today's current Queen:
Do you think that they could have African genetics in their blood?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
The Queen has no near African ancestry. It is alleged that her great-great-great grandmother Duchess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (Queen Charlotte) was of nearer African ancestry but this is by no means conclusive.
It is said that the notion of Charlotte having African ancestry was overemphasized as an effort to abolish slavery by portraying the noble and respected queen as part African.
Charlotte was nine and fifteen generations, respectively, descended from Margarita de Castro e Souza and Madragana, ancestress of the previous.
It is Madragana who is alleged to be black only because a *single* author described her as a Moor, a racially ambiguous group of people. Evidence seems to show though that Madragana was an Iberian Christian and likely not black at all.
If would be fine either way if Elizabeth was of African descent or not, but even is Madragana was African she is about twenty generations back from the Queen. I am sure that the Queen has African ancestry somewhere, but it is remote and far back as with a bunch of people.Source(s): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madragana http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margarita_de_Castro_e... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlotte_of_Mecklenb...
- 5 years ago
Queen Elizabeth is more than German. She's Scottish, Irish, Welsh, Bohemian, Spanish, Aragonese, Castilian, French, Russian, Israelic, just to name a few. And by the way, Charlotte is her 4th great-grandmother, not her 3rd. Back to the point, Charlotte is believed to have been descended from a king of Portugal by an African mistress. The chart can be found in the ancestry section of her page on Wikipedia. Her name is Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.
- 5 years ago
- Anonymous1 decade ago
King George the III's wife Queen Charlotte was the youngest daughter of Duke Charles Louis Frederick of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Prince of Mirow and his wife, Princess Elizabeth Albertine of Saxe-Hildburghausen, Duchess in Saxony who were both Germans.
Fun Fact: According to the "Out of Africa Theory" we are all of African descent. Mitochondrial Eve (mt-mrca) is the name given by researchers to the woman who is defined as the matrilineal most recent common ancestor (MRCA) for all currently living humans. Passed down from mothers to offspring for over a hundred thousand years, her mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is now found in all living humans: every mtDNA in every living person is derived from hers. She is believed to have lived about 140,000 years ago in what is now Ethiopia, Kenya or Tanzania.
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- 4 years ago
lol,today queen elizabeth is fake and not a Queen at all.Some Slut,
- AdamKadmonLv 71 decade ago
Its generally accepted that everyone has at least 2% African (usually Sub-Sahara) DNA. In other words, we're ALL out of Africa in some-way.
- mrzwinkLv 71 decade ago
you do know that the brits owned half of africa right? and that shes probably some regent put in place to control an african colony?
- Frances MLv 51 decade ago
IF she does , it would be so far back it would be irrelevant to her position
- 1 decade ago
no shes of germanic descent
- 1 decade ago
don't they say that all humans are originally fom Africa?