British royal family

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The British royal family consists of the Queen or King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and their closest relatives.

Membership criteria

Although there is no strict legal definition of who is and who is not a member of the royal family, it usually includes those who have either the title "His Majesty" or "Her Majesty" ( His Majesty or Her Majesty , HM) or else the title of "His Royal Highness" or "Her Royal Highness" ( His Royal Highness and Her Royal Highness , HRH wear). According to these conditions, the following people belong to the royal family :

Until 1917, all great-grandchildren in the male line belonged to the royal family. Since 1996, members of the royal family by marriage have lost their status if they divorce or remarry after their spouse's death.

Closer family circle

The following people are currently counted among the inner circle of the British royal family:

Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, as the great-grandson of the monarch, currently does not belong to the royal family according to the above criteria, he will only receive this status as His Royal Highness when his grandfather Charles, Prince of Wales becomes king.

Former members of the royal family

Members of the royal family who have died in recent years:

Divorced spouses of members of the royal family (not members of the official royal family):

See also

Web links

Commons : British Royal Family  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b c d e f The London Gazette : No. 30428, p. 13086 , December 14, 1917.
  2. ^ The London Gazette : No. 60384, p. 213 , Jan. 8, 2013.
  3. ^ The London Gazette : No. 54510, p. 1 , August 30, 1996.