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Prince William, the First Future British Monarch From the Bloodline of King Charles II

Prince William and Princess Diana

The current British monarch, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, directly descended from the House of Hanover, which was originally a German royal house. 

The first Hanoverian monarch in the United Kingdom, George I, was the great-grandson of King James I of Britain through his daughter, Princess Elizabeth.

Tracing back the Queen's unbroken blood links from the previous British monarchs, she actually descended from the female Tudor, Princess Margaret, who married King James IV of Scotland, and the female Stuart, Elizabeth of Bohemia, eldest daughter of King James I.

Margaret was the eldest daughter of King Henry VII, the first Tudorian monarch in England. And thus, older sister of the notorious Henry VIII.

The Tudor bloodline of Prince William:

  1. Margaret Tudor (daughter of Henry VII) 1489-1541 married King James IV of Scotland in 1503
  2. James V of Scotland (son of Margaret Tudor)
  3. Mary, Queen of Scots (daughter of James V of Scotland)
  4. James VI of Scotland (son of Mary, Queen of Scots), became James I of England in 1603 following the death of the unmarried Elizabeth I of England (daughter of Henry VIII). Elizabeth I was the first cousin of James V of Scotland.
  5. Princess Elizabeth (daughter of James I and sister of Charles I). She married Frederick V of the Palatine who was briefly King of Bohemia: 1619-1620.
  6. Princess Sophia of the Palatine (daughter of Princess Elizabeth). In 1658, she married Ernest Augustus, Duke of Brunswick-Luneberg. In 1692, he became the first Elector of Hanover. She later became known as Sophia, Electress of Hanover. And became the heir-presumptive of Queen Anne (granddaughter of Charles I) when all Catholic descendants of James I were stripped of their rights to succeed the throne, keeping the British succession to the protestant descendants only. Sophia was the nearest protestant relative of Queen Anne. Unfortunately, Sophia predeceased Anne, thus the British crown was inherited by her eldest son, Prince George of Hanover.
  7. King George I (eldest son of Princess Sophia and great-grandson of King James I)
  8. King George II (son of George I)
  9. Frederick, Prince of Wales (son of George II, but he predeceased his father)
  10. George III (son of Frederick, Prince of Wales who succeeded his grandfather, George II)
  11. Prince Edward, Duke of Kent (third son of George III). Prince Edward died ahead of his father, thus, the successor of his older brother, George IV, was their younger brother, William IV (fourth son of George III). William IV had no legitimate children with his wife, Queen Adelaide, so his heir-presumptive was Princess Victoria, the only legitimate child of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent.
  12. Queen Victoria. She inherited the British throne following the death of her uncle, William IV. The Hanoverian crown maintained the Salic law which prohibited women and their descendants from inheriting the crown. Upon the death of William IV, the Kingdom of Hanover was inherited by his younger brother, Prince Ernest Augustus, Duke of Cumberland. 
  13. Edward VII (eldest son of Queen Victoria)
  14. George V (second son of Edward VII). He became the heir of his father when his older brother, Albert Victor, died in 1892.
  15. George VI (second son of George V). He reigned in the United Kingdom following the voluntary abdication of his older brother, Edward VIII whom he made Duke of Windsor.
  16. Elizabeth II (eldest daughter of George VI). 
  17. Charles, the Prince of Wales
  18. Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge

The Glucksburg Line

At 73 years old, the Prince of Wales is the oldest heir-apparent in British history. He has been heir-apparent since February 1952 at three years old and three months.

Prince Philip and his eldest son, Prince Charles

Oh his father's side, he is a Glucksburg prince who directly descended from the male line of King Christian IX of Denmark through Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. 

Christian IX of Denmark (1818-1906) was the sixth child of Frederick William, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glucksburg. He was King of Denmark from 1863 to 1906.

The young Prince Philip (left) and his father, Prince Andrew

The Glucksburg Bloodline of William

  1. Christian IX of Denmark
  2. George I of Greece was born Prince William in 1845. He was the second son and third child of Christian IX of Denmark. At 17 years old in 1863, he was elected King of Greece by the Greek National Assembly following the deposition of the unpopular King Otto (born a Bavarian prince from the House of Wittelsbach). George I married Grand Duchess Olga Konstantinovna, granddaughter of Emperor Nicholas I of Russia, in 1867. George I was the brother of Frederik VIII of Denmark, Queen Alexandra (wife of Edward VII of Britain), Empress Marie of Russia (mother of Tsar Nicholas II), and Princess Thyra who married Ernest Augustus, Crown Prince of Hanover. He was assassinated in 1913 while out for a walk in Thessaloniki without protection officers. George I was short of reaching his Golden Jubilee by seven months.
  3. Prince Andrew (7th child of George I and Queen Olga). He married Princess Alice of Battenberg, great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria of UK.
  4. Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark (only son of Prince Andrew and Princess Alice). He was made Duke of Edinburgh in 1947 on the night of his wedding to Princess Elizabeth.
  5. Prince Charles (eldest son of Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth)
  6. Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge

Prince William royal bloodline
The Prince and Princess of Wales and the toddler William

The Stuart bloodline of Prince William:
  1. James VI of Scotland and James I of England (first Stuart king in England)
  2. Charles I
  3. Charles II. The eldest surviving son of Charles I. He had no legitimate children with his wife, Queen Catherine (born Princess Catherine of Braganza) but had several illegitimate children from different mistresses. Two of his mistresses bore him sons. each would become the direct ancestors of Diana, Princess of Wales.
By his mistress, Louise de Kerouaille, Duchess of Portsmouth. 
  • Charles Lennox (1672-1723). The illegitimate son of King Charles II. He was created by his father as the 1st Duke of Richmond in the peerage of England and the 1st Duke of Lennox in the peerage of Scotland.
  • Charles Lennox, 2nd Duke of Richmond (1701-1750). Son of the 1st Duke of Richmond. He married Anne Brudenell, granddaughter of the 2nd Earl of Cardigan.
  • Lord George Lennox (1737-1805). Second son of Charles Lennox, 2nd Duke of Richmond
  • Charles Lennox, 4th Duke of Richmond (1764-1819). He succeeded his childless uncle, the 3rd Duke of Lennox. He married Lady Charlotte Gordon and had 14 children. His son and heir, Charles began using the coined surname of Gordon-Lennox when he inherited the title.
  • Charles Gordon-Lennox, 5th Duke of Richmond (1791-1860)
  • Lady Cecilia Gordon-Lennox (daughter of the 5th Duke of Richmond). She married Charles Bingham, 4th Earl of Lucan, and they had seven children.
  • Lady Rosalind Bingham (daughter of Lady Cecilia Gordon-Lennox and the 4th Earl of Lucan). She married James Hamilton, 3rd Duke of Abercorn and the first Governor of Northern Ireland.
  • Lady Cynthia Hamilton (1897-1972). She was the 2nd daughter of Lady Rosalind Bingham and the 3rd Duke of Abercorn. She married Albert Edward Spencer, the 7th Earl Spencer of Althorp (1892-1975).
  • John Spencer, the 8th Earl Spencer of Althorp (second child and only son of Lady Cynthia Hamilton and the 7th Earl Spencer). He married The Honorable Frances Burke-Roche, daughter of the 4th Baron Fermoy and had four surviving children.
  • Diana, Princess of Wales (1961-1997). Third daughter of John Spencer and Frances Burke-Roche. She married the Prince of Wales in 1981 and had two sons together. They divorced in 1996. Diana died in a car accident in Paris, France in August 31, 1997. She was 36.
  • Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge. Eldest son of the Prince and Princess of Wales
By his mistress Barbara Villiers, Countess of Castlemaine
  • Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Grafton (1663-1690). Illegitimate son of King Charles II. Henry married Isabella Bennet, daughter of the 1st Earl of Arlington.
  • Charles FitzRoy, 2nd Duke of Grafton (1683-1757). Only child of Henry and Isabella. He married Lady Henrietta Somerset, daughter of the Marquess of Worcester. 
  • Lady Isabella FitzRoy (1726-1782), daughter of the 2nd Duke of Grafton and Lady Henrietta Somerset. She married Francis Seymour-Conway, 1st Marquess of Hertford. They had 13 children.
  • Lord Hugh Seymour-Conway (1759-1801), fifth son of Lady Isabella FitzRoy and the 1st Marquess of Hertford. He married Lady Anne Horatia Waldegrave, daughter of the Earl of Waldegrave. They had seven children.
  • Sir Horace Beauchamp Seymour (1791-1851). Son of Lord Hugh and Lady Anne. He married Elizabeth Palk, daughter of 2nd Baronet Lawrence Palk. They had three children.
  • Adelaide Seymour (1825-1877). Daughter of Sir Horace and Elizabeth Palk. She married Frederick, 4th Earl Spencer of Althorp. They had two children.
  • Charles Robert Spencer (1857-1922). Youngest child of Adelaide Seymour and the 4th Earl Spencer. He became 6th Earl Spencer following the death of his childless uncle, John Poyntz Spencer, 5th Earl Spencer of Althorp. He married The Honorable Margaret Baring, daughter of the 1st Baron Revelstoke.
  • Albert Edward John Spencer (1892-1975). Second child of the 6th Earl Spencer and Margaret Baring. He succeeded his father as 7th Earl Spencer in 1922. He married Lady Cynthia Hamilton, daughter of the 3rd Duke of Abercorn and Lady Rosalind Bingham.
  • John Spencer (second child and only son of Lady Cynthia Hamilton and the 7th Earl Spencer). He married The Honorable Frances Burke-Roche, daughter of the 4th Baron Fermoy and had four surviving children. He became the 8th Earl Spencer of Althorp in 1975.
  • Diana, Princess of Wales (1961-1997). Third daughter of John Spencer and Frances Burke-Roche. She married the Prince of Wales in 1981 and had two sons together. They divorced in 1996. Diana died in a car accident in Paris, France in August 31, 1997. She was 36.
  • Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge. Eldest son of the Prince and Princess of Wales
The Duke of Cambridge is twice the 11th generation of King Charles II from his two sons: 1st Duke of Richmond/Duke of Lennox, and the 1st Duke of Grafton. 

If he would be king someday, his bloodline will be directly traced from the House of Stuart courtesy of his mother, Diana, because the House of Stuart was the most senior royal house of the British monarchy than the houses of Hanover and Windsor.

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