The British Royal Family Tree, it’s Houses and it’s Members
The Current British Royal Family- British Royal Family Tree
Welcome to the British Royal Family Tree website. I hope that you will enjoy exploring this site and furthermore, find it helpful, useful and informative. The information provided is not exhaustive and for this reason there are many useful resource links available on each of the Houses and it’s respective Member pages for those who need to research further. However, if you find inaccurate information, please use the contact us link at the bottom of the page and I will then update it accordingly.
A Brief History of the Creation of the United Kingdom
The Kingdom of Great Britain. Created in 1707 as a result of the political union of England and Scotland under the monarch, Queen Anne. There have been three officially recognised Houses since the union:
- Hanover Royal House (1714-1901).
- Saxe-Coburg & Gotha Royal House (1901-1917), the present house.
- Windsor Royal House (1917 – present day) technically part of the Saxe Coburg Gotha House.
However for historical interest, I have also included:
- Stuart Royal House, (1603- 1689 & 1702-1714).
- Orange Royal House (1689-1702) arguably one the most most famous houses in British history.
- Tudor Royal House (1485-1603) with members including Henry VIII and Elizabeth I.
The Kingdom of Scotland had been in personal union under the House of Stuart since the 24th of March 1603. James Stuart, who had succeeded separately to the thrones of Scotland as King James VI and then to England as King James I. He proclaimed himself as “King of Great Brittaine, France and Ireland” on the 20th of October 1604. Even so Scotland and England were still legally countries in their own right until 1707. On the 1st of May, the United Kingdom of Great Britain was formed with the merger of the Kingdoms of England and Scotland. Accordingly on the 1st of January 1801, Great Britain merged with the Kingdom of Ireland to form the “United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland”.
The United Kingdom. After most of Ireland left the union on the 6th December 1922, the title was amended on the 12th of April 1927 to “The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland” which is how it remains today.
Since it’s inception in 1707 there have been twelve Monarchs of Great Britain and the United Kingdom, and twenty three from the reign of Henry VII.
Latest Updates. Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex, celebrated his 53rd birthday on the 10th March.
Food for Thought
You may also wish to consider building your own family tree. For this reason I have a section giving tips and advice at build your own family tree. I hope that by reading that page, it may encourage you to discover your own lineage. You may find that you are one of over 100,000 people who claim to be related to Henry VII and hence, part of the extended Royal Family Tree!
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Latest Website Update, Please look at the Royal House of Windsor Family Tree, the tree now includes Princess Charlotte an updated picture of Prince George and a correction to Lord Snowdon’s year of birth.
At some future period, “If you would like all five British Royal Family Trees that feature on this site, in high resolution. I will be adding a link so that you can enter your details as requested in a download box.
Finally, you can find more information by clicking on the menus above or looking at each of the British Royal Family Trees that I have created for you under each Royal House. I very much hope you enjoy reading and researching British Royal Family Tree.