Since 1952, Queen Elizabeth II has been the reigning Queen of the United Kingdom. In 1947 she married Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh, who has always been her biggest supporter ever since her coronation. At the time of her birth, Queen Elizabeth II was only third in line for the throne, a place now held by Prince George by the way...
He is the husband of Queen Elizabeth II and since 1947 faithfully by her side. Popular for his wry sense of humour and his occasional "political incorrectness", Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
Prince Charles is the Queen's oldest son and therefore the heir to the throne. He has two well-known sons – Prince William and Prince Harry, and until 1992 Prince Charles was married to Lady Diana. She died on 31th of August 1997 in a car accident in Paris. By now, he is married to Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. The couple tied the knot in 2005.
She is Prince Charles’ second wife: In 1970, Camilla Parker-Bowles and Charles got to know each other at a Polo match. This first relationship lasted only two years. But she has always been presumed to have a secret love-affair with Prince Charles, while he was still married to his first wife Diana. We do not know if Charles really cheated on Diana, but we do know, that Lady Diana has always been distressed about her relationship being compared with that of Charles and Camilla.
Anne is the second child, after her brother Prince Charles, and the only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. From 1973 till 1992, Anne was married to Captain Mark Phillips. The couple has two children, Peter Phillips and Zara Phillips. After the divorce, the Princess married again. In 1992, she was wed to Commander Timothy Laurence in Scotland.
Prince Andrew is the Queen’s second son and the third child of Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. As a young man he was in the headlines several times because of his relationships with women who were presumed to be "improper". Especially his relationship with the model Koo Stark got him into trouble with the media. At that time he was even called "Randy Andy" by the press. In 1986 Andrew got married to Sarah Ferguson, but they got divorced ten years later. While they were married, the couple had two daughters: Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.
Prince Edward is the Queen‘s youngest son. He got two children with Sophie, Countess of Wessex: Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor and James Mountbatten-Windsor. At the time of Prince Edward‘s birth, he was third in line to succeed his mother. Thanks to Prince Charles‘ sons and grandsons, he is only ninth in line by now. After obtaining his university degree, he joined the Royal Marines. After his time in the service, Prince Edward got a job as a production assistant at the theatre and later on, he even had a TV-production company together with his sister Princess Anne.
Sophie, Countess of Wessex is the wife of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex. They got married in 1999 and have two children together: James, Viscount Severn and Lady Louise Windsor. Countess Sophie worked successfully in public relations for several years until 2002, when she started assisting her husband, Prince Edward, in his numerous official and charitable activities.
Prince William is the oldest son of Prince Charles and Lady Diana. On the 29th April 2011, William married his wife, Duchess Catherine. By now the two have three children: Prince George (2013), Princess Charlotte (2015) and Prince Louis (2018).
Catherine Mountbatten-Windsor, Duchess of Cambridge, was born as Catherine Elizabeth "Kate" Middleton in 1982. Since 2011, Catherine is married to Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. They got married in April 2011 in Westminster Abbey, London. Having the whole world watching her, Catherine gave birth to Prince George in July 2013, followed by Princess Charlotte in May 2015, and Prince Louis in April 2018. By now, Duchess Catherine is known as Prince William‘s wife as well as a British fashion-idol. This phenomenon even has a name: The "Kate Middleton effect". In 2012 and 2013, "Time"-magazine selected her as one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World".
Prince George – full name: His Royal Highness Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge – is Prince William‘s and Duchess Catherine’s firstborn son. Little Prince George is the third in line to succeed his great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II after his paternal grandfather, Prince Charles and his dad, Prince William. He even overtook his uncle Harry in the line of succession to the throne. Born in July of 2013 the little Prince is loved all over Great Britain and beyond.
Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge is the second child and only daughter of Prince William and Duchess Catherine. She was born on May 2nd 2015. Little Princess Charlotte has been dazzling the world with every appearance that she makes and is just as cute as a button.
Henry Charles Albert David Mountbatten-Windsor, commonly known as Prince Harry is the second son of Charles, Prince of Wales and Lady Diana. William‘s younger brother Harry took one year off after finishing school before he joined the British Army until 2015. He made headlines with his rather silly behaviour for a long time, but by now he is very involved with charity work and even raised the charity "Hearts Together" in collaboration with his brother, Prince William and William‘s wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. It is a campaign to end the stigma around mental health. In late 2016, Buckingham Palace officially confirmed Harry‘s relationship with Meghan Markle, an American actress.
Princess Beatrice of York is the oldest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson.
She is the second daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson. In 2012 Eugenie completed her studies at Newcastle University, earning a degree in English literature and art history. After a year of working in New York, Princess Beatrice returned to London, where she works as an associate director for the Hauser & Wirth art gallery since July of 2015.
Prince Michael of Kent, born in 1942, is the paternal first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II. Since 1978 Prince Michael is wedded to former Baroness Marie Christine von Reibnitz. Prince Michael joined the British Army in 1961 and served in Germany, Hong Kong and Cyprus. He left the army in 1981 and has now got his own consultancy business which operates all over the world. Besides that, he is also a qualified interpreter of Russian as he has always had a strong interest in Russia and speaks the language fluently.
She is Prince Michael‘s wife: Princess Michael of Kent, the former Baroness Marie Christine von Reibnitz. The civil ceremony of their marriage took place in Vienna, Austria in 1978. It is Marie Christine‘s second marriage, as she had already been married to the English banker Thomas Troubridge from 1971 till 1977. Marie Christine has two children together with Prince Michael: Lord Frederick Windsor and Lady Gabriella Windsor.
Princess Alexandra is a cousin of Queen Elizabeth II and the youngest granddaughter of King George V and Queen Mary. As Princess Alexandra does not like being in the public eye, many people don‘t know a lot about her. Nevertheless, the Princess is active with charities and fulfils all her royal duties. With her late husband Angus James Bruce Ogilvy, the Princess has two children – James Ogilvy and Marina Ogilvy - and four grandchildren – Flora, Alexander, Zenouska and Christian Ogilvy.
Prince Edward, Duke of Kent is one of the Queen‘s cousins and has been married to Katherine, Duchess of Kent since 1961. The couple has three children: George, Earl of St. Andrews, Lady Helen Taylor and Lord Nicholas Windsor. Fun fact: Since his mother was a cousin of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, he is also a second cousin to Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and his siblings.
Prince Richard is also a cousin of Queen Elizabeth II and the youngest grandchild of King George V and Queen Mary. The Prince married Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester in 1972. They have three children – Alexander Windsor, Earl of Ulster, Lady Davina Lewis and Lady Rose Gilman – and six grandchildren – Xan and Lady Cosima Windsor, Senna and Tawe Lewis, and Lyla and Rufus Gilman.
Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester has been the wife of Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester since 1972. The Duchess has Danish blood in her veins and gave birth to three children: Alexander Windsor, Earl of Ulster, Lady Davina Lewis and Lady Rose Gilman. The couple’s official residence is Kensington Palace in London.