#USA The other royal households: Meet the Queen’s Spanish, Dutch and Belgian relatives #USNews
Royal households of Europe might be travelling to London en masse to pay their respects to the late Queen at her funeral on Monday.
More than only a fellow monarch, the Queen is remembered as a beloved cousin, a ‘position mannequin’ and even ‘auntie Lilibet’ by European kings and queens whose familial ties to the British Royal Family date again generations.
King Felipe VI of Spain, who’s the monarch’s third cousin as soon as eliminated, was amongst the firsts the affirm that he and his spouse Queen Letizia might be attending the late Monarch’s funeral at Westminster Abbey.
King Willem-Alexander of the The Netherlands, the Queen’s fifth cousin twice eliminated, can even attend along with his spouse, Queen Maxima.
More than only a overseas royal to them, the Queen has been remembered as a ‘position mannequin,’ a beloved cousins and ‘auntie Lilibet’ by Europe’s royals who might be coming to her funeral subsequent week. Pictured: King Willem-Alexander of the Netherland, who will attend along with his spouse Maxima, proper, is a Queen’s distant cousin
King Felipe VI of Spain, who wll attend along with his spouse Queen Letizia, was the Queen’s third cousin as soon as eliminated via his father Juan Carlos, who’s the grandchild of Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, the youngest daughter of Queen Victoria
King Philippe of Belgium is expounded to the Queen as a result of he’s the descendant of Leopold I of Belgium, who was the uncle of Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s husband
It thought King Harald of Norway, who’s the Queen’s second cousin, might be attending the ceremony, as will her distant cousin Margrethe II of Denmark, who modified her personal jubilee celebrations final weekend as a mark of respect for the late Queen.
The late monarch was tied to those nice European households via her ancestor Queen Victoria, her grand-great grandmother.
With 14 aunts and uncles, the Queen’s had 31 first cousins alone, and many, many extra second and third cousins.
Game of thrones! How Queen Victoria sat at the centre of a spider’s net of European royal connections
With 9 kids of her personal and 42 grandchildren, Queen Victoria sat at the centre of a spider’s net of royal connections throughout Europe.
Her husband Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha had dreamt of a Europe held collectively by household connections, and Victoria was decided to hold out his needs.
They married their offspring into royal and noble households throughout the continent, incomes Victoria the nickname ‘the grandmother of Europe’.
Eight of their kids married into royal homes, beginning with Vicky, who wed the Crown Prince of Prussia.
But after Albert’s demise in 1861, Victoria retreated from public appearances and grew to become recognized for carrying black and residing in mourning.
King Felipe VI, who referred to as the Queen ‘auntie Lilibet’ when he paid her tribute on Friday, was the Monarch’s third cousin’s as soon as eliminated.
That is as a result of the Spanish royals father, King Juan Carlos, is the son of Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona, who was the son of Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, Queen Victoria’s granddaughter by way of her youngest little one, Beatrice.
Meanwhile, King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, who was the first to RSVP to the Queen’s funeral, is the Queen’s fifth cousin as soon as eliminated due to an historic connection of their household tree.
Willem-Alexander is a descendant of Princess Carolina of Orange-Nassau, who was the daughter of f William IV, Prince of Orange, and his spouse Anne, Princess Royal.
The Queen is lined to Princess Carolina via her paternal grandmother Queen Mary, spouse of King George V, who was a descendant of her.
King Carl XVI Gustav of Sweden is one among the European royals with the closest ties to the Queen.
He is a great-great-grandson of Queen Victoria and was a 3rd cousin of the late Monarch.
That is as a result of the Swedish King is the great-grandson of Queen Victoria’s son Prince Arthur, and can be associated, on her mom’s facet to Victoria’s eighth son, Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany.
King Harald of Norway shared an identical hyperlink with the Queen and was additionally her second cousin.
Pictured: the Queen in 2002 with Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, left, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, proper. Back row: King Baudouin of Belgium, King Juan Carlos of Spain, King Harald of Norway, King Carl XVI Gustav of Sweden and Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg. She was associated to all of them
King Carl VVI Gustav is a double great-great-grandson of Queen Victoria and was a 3rd cousin of the late Monarch
King Harald of Norway was additionally associated to the Queen and was additionally her second cousin. They shared the similar great-grandparents, King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra
Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander with the Queen, the King and the Queen Consort in 2018 at Buckingham Palace
They shared the similar great-grandparents, King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra.
Through the Victoria connection, it’s also believed that the Monarch was cousins with Queen Margrethe II of Denmark.
Margrethe is descended from Queen Victoria and her third cousin Christian IX, which implies she is was a distant cousin of the Queen.
She can be the first cousin of Carl XVI Gustav via Victoria’s granddaughter, Princess Margaret of Connaught.
Margaret of Connaught was the daughter of Queen Victoria’s third son, Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught. She was additionally Queen Margrethe’ and Carl Gustav’s great-aunt.
The late Duke of Edinburgh with Queen Letizia of Spain, the Queen and King Felipe VI in London in 2017
Felipe Vi despatched his heartfelt condolences to the Royal Family on Friday 9 and referred to as the Queen ‘Auntie Lilibet’
The Queen with Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands and Queen Margrethe II in 2002 for the Monarch’s Golden Jubilee
The Queen and King King Harald V of Norway seen chatting throughout his state go to to London again in 2018
King Philippe of Belgium additionally had distant ties to the Queen via each Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert.
That is as a result of he’s the great-great-great-grandson of Leopold I, the first King of Belgium, who was each Victoria and Albert’s uncle.
Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg is expounded to the British Royal Family by way of Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s husband.
Albert’s father Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha was the brother of Henri’s great-great-great grandfather, Leopold I.
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Belarus’ Aleksandr Lukashenko
Min Aung Hlaing of Myanmar
Supreme Leader of Iran Ali Khamenei/President Ebrahim Raisi – however the ambassador to the UK might be requested
Indian prime minister Narendra Modi
China’s Xi Jinping
Ruler of Dubai, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud or his son, de facto chief Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud
Joe Biden and Jill Biden, President and first woman of the United States
Emmanuel Macron, President of France
President Isaac Herzog of Israel
Alexander Van der Bellen, President of Austria
Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand
Anthony Albanese, Australian Prime Minister
Gitanas Nauseda, President of Lithuania
Ranil Wickremesinghe, Sri Lankan President
Frank-Walter Steinmeier, President of Germany
Yoon Suk-yeol, South Korean President
Jair Bolsonaro, President of Brazil
Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan
King Philip and Queen Mathilde of Belgium
Andrzej Duda, President of Poland
Sergio Mattarella, President of Italy
Justin Trudeau, Canadian Prime Minister
Charles Michel, President of the European Council
Egils Levits, President of Latvia
Paula-Mae Weekes, President of Trinidad and Tobago
Mohammad Shtayyeh, Palestinian Prime Minister
Sauli Niinisto, President of Finland
Katalin Novak, Hungarian President
Michael D Higgins, Irish President and Micheál Martin, Irish Prime Minister