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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureRoyalty · 1 decade ago

Could I be Royal blooded in England / Germany in secret?

my picture and my sons is at

at the BLOG link...

My grandfather was from Hansburg/Hanover area... and apparently I was a condemned birth...

Queen Elizabeth II's is the great-great granddaughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, both of whom were first cousins and of German ancestry. The Queen's personal surname "Windsor" is also the English sounding version of "Wettin," a royal German surname. The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, prince consort of the Queen goes by the surname "Mountbatten," which is the English sounding version of "Battenberg", a German surname as well.

Queen Victoria ruled from the House of Hanover, which is a Germanic royal dynasty which has ruled the Duchy of Braunschweig-Lüneburg, the Kingdom of Hanover and the Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

Prince Albert is from the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, which served as the name of the two German duchies of Saxe-Coburg and Saxe-Gotha in Germany, in the present-day states of Bavaria and Thuringia, which were in personal union between 1826 and 1918.

The House of Windsor is the current Royal House of the United Kingdom and each of the other Commonwealth realms. By virtue of Queen Victoria's marriage to Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, son of Duke Ernst I of the small German duchy of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, her descendants were members of the ducal family of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha with the house name of Wettin. Victoria's son Edward VII and his son George V reigned as members of this house.

However, high anti-German feeling among the people during World War I prompted the Royal Family to abandon all titles held under the German crown and to change German-sounding titles and house names for English-sounding versions. On 17 July 1917, a royal proclamation by George V provided that all agnatic descendants of Queen Victoria would be members of the House of Windsor with the personal surname of Windsor. The name Windsor has a long association with English royalty through the town of Windsor and

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    What do you mean by "in secret?" As in "illegitimate?" If your birth was illegitimate, you have no claim whatsoever to the British throne. Under the current British succession law, only descendants from a recognized marriage are allowed to be in the line of succession. Apparently, there are thousands of people who have came forth claiming to be an illegitimate descendant of a English/British monarch.

    Here is a great website for "Royal Bastards", with the opening statement:

    Welcome to the Internet home of the Descendants of the Illegitimate Sons and Daughters of the Kings of Britain, known to many as the "Royal Bastards.”

    The “Royal Bastards” is a fifty-eight year old hereditary society founded by some of the English-speaking world's foremost genealogical scholars. Its purpose is to foster the highest standards of genealogy.

    Membership is open to individuals who prove descent from a king of England, Scotland, Wales, Great Britain or the United Kingdom through an illegitimate child, grandchild or great-grandchild of the monarch.

  • You could claim descent from them, but you just as easily claim descent from Pierre the pig farmer.

  • 1 decade ago

    My Opa's from Germany and his last name ist Windsor!


  • 1 decade ago

    ask a genelogy centre as if you are they do your family tree for free and then you will know for sure

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    This is too long to read.

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