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About Royal Families

One of the most respected families of the world; the royal families of London have become iconic and are almost inseparable from the city’s culture and tradition. The family first originated from Kings of Wessex and its history can be traced back to 9th century. The families hold the membership of the Church of England and previously use to hold absolute power in London. However, the present Constitutional Monarchy of England has reduced the absolute power of the Royal Family in the administration of London.

The British Royal Family is commonly referred to the group of close relatives of the monarch of the UK. The term also refers to the same group of people in the relations of the monarch or in his or her role as sovereign of any of the other Commonwealth realms, which sometime varies with official national terms for the family

However, UK does not hold any strict legal definition of who is or who is not a member of the Royal Family. People carrying His or Her Majesty (HM), or His or Her Royal Highness (HRH) are always considered members of the royal families, which generally results in the term application of monarch, the consort of the monarch, the widowed consorts of previous monarchs, the children of the monarch, the male-line grandchildren of the monarch, and the spouses and the widowed spouses of a monarch's son and male-line grandsons.

The Royal Families accepted the title ‘Windsor’ in the year 1917 and is therefore, also known as the ‘House of Windsor’. The Royal Family previously had Saxe-Coburg-Gotha as their titles given by the Germans. However, after the First World War, King George V went against all the German titles and accepted ‘Windsor’, the name of his castle as the title.

Royal Family Palaces

The Queen owns the palaces the ‘Sandringham’ and the ‘Balmoral’. Apart from these two, the other castles of the Royal Families include, Windsor Castle, Hampton Court, Kensington Palace, St James's Palace, and Buckingham Palace.

Royal Family Members

The present members of the Royal Family are:
  • The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh (her consort)
  • The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall (The Queen's eldest son and his second wife)
  • Prince William of Wales (The Prince of Wales's elder son)
  • Prince Henry of Wales (The Prince of Wales's younger son)
  • The Duke of York (The Queen's second son)
  • Princess Beatrice of York (The Duke of York's elder daughter)
  • Princess Eugenie of York (The Duke of York's younger daughter)
  • The Earl and Countess of Wessex (The Queen's third son and his wife)
  • Lady Louise Windsor (The Earl of Wessex's daughter)
  • Viscount Severn (The Earl of Wessex's son)
  • The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester (The Queen's cousin and his wife)
  • The Duke and Duchess of Kent (The Queen's cousin and his wife)
  • The Princess Royal (The Queen's daughter)
  • Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy (The Queen's cousin
  • Prince and Princess Michael of Kent (The Queen's cousin and his wife)

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