Who was the last English/British/UK King whose first two sons (or first two legitimate sons) both had a son (or both had a legitimate son)?

Prince Charles will probably be the next.

Queen Victoria was the last monarch of either gender.

If we don't include sons or grandsons who are known to be illegitimate, then the last possible male example I can find is Henry III (lived 1 October 1207 – 16 November 1272, reigned 28 October 1216 – 16 November 1272), but it seems implausible that there would be no one in over 700 years.

If we include a King's illegitimate sons, then it might be George IV (I'm not sure which of his rumored or reported illegitimate sons were really his, so I can't tell who his first two illegitimate sons were).

If we include a King whose first two legitimate sons both had sons, but didn't both have legitimate sons, then it might be George III (I'm not sure if Prince Frederick had a son).

Or maybe Henry IV, whose first son (Henry V) had a legitimate son and whose second son (Thomas) had an illegitimate son.

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  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    You are probably right with Henry III. Given the kind of infant mortality even into the modern era getting a run of two heirs and spares is quite a big ask.

  • Clo
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    The last British monarch whose first two sons also had a son was actually a Queen Regnant, Victoria--- Edward VII and Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha both had sons.

    For a king, it would be James II of England, VII of Scotland:

    James II had sons who had sons: James Fitzjames, 1st Duke of Berwick, and James Francis Edward Stuart, Prince of Wales, both had sons.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_II_of_England

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Francis_Edward...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_FitzJames,_1st...

    • StephenWeinstein
      Lv 7
      7 months agoReport

      I said a "King" "whose first two sons". The FIRST son of James II/VII was Charles, Duke of Cambridge and died before he was 7 months died. The two sons you mentioned were born much later. And Victoria was not a "King".

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