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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureRoyalty · 1 month ago

What are considered cousins within the Royal Family of Great Britain?

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...are considered to be cousins...

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    yes he could get the usa army etc to invade england if he wanted

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    The only one  not related to  the BRF  is  Harry Hewitt hes not a cousin to anyone

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    The Queen and her husband are cousins. Inbreeding is part of keeping royal blood and wealth within the same family. 

  • Rico
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Same as with any other extended family.

    Where people are related via multiple lines of ancestry, the closest one is used. In the case of Prince Philip and The 2nd Earl Snowdon for example, the relationship is always as uncle/nephew (via marriage), even though the Earls mother, Princess Margaret (& his wife The Queen) and Philip are third cousins through Queen Victoria and, second cousins once removed through King Christian IX of Denmark.

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  • Clo
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    It is the same for all cousins. The children of aunts and uncles are  first cousins. First cousins' children are cousins, and so on...

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    The same as as are cousin's in other families 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    The Queen's first cousins, those to whom she is reasonably close ands sees most often, are the children of her paternal uncles, the Dukes of Kent and Gloucester.  In the first case, these are Prince Edward, the current Duke of Kent, Princess Alexandra of Kent, and Prince Michael of Kent.  In the second, her cousin is Prince Richard, the current Duke of Gloucester.

    She has, of course, a number of first cousins on her mother's side of the family, because her mother had several siblings. We rarely hear about them.  That may be in part because the Queen grew up in England, but her maternal cousins grew up in Scotland.  

    The late Queen Mother was the daughter of the 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne.  The current earl, the 19th of the line, is thus the Queen's first cousin a few times removed, but he has recently become a registered sex offender. I doubt the Queen will be seeing him in future if she ever did.

    More distant cousins -- Kent and Gloucester children and grandchildren, for example -- often appear at such events as weddings, Royal Ascot, and Trooping the Colour -- so the Queen is in touch with them enough to invite them here and there.

  • 1 month ago

    In exactly the same way cousins are regarded outside the RF.   My cousins are the children of my uncles and aunts, on both sides.   Marriage between cousins is legal in the UK although it does have it's risks should there be common faulty genes.

    Prince Charles' ears and close eyes come from his paternal grandfather - I only realised that from watching a documentary about Prince Philip's mother recently.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Almost exactly the same as they are in any other family in the world. There is a conceit that all royal families are related and may greet each other as cousin, and in many cases that really may be so.

  • A cousin is a person who shares a common ancestor, at least two generations away - so a grandparent, a great-grandparent, etc.Within the British Royal Family, anyone more than two generations away from the direct line of succession would be considered peripheral at best. 

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