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uscwest
09-07-2009, 12:09 AM
Watching Jeopardy tonight I learned that Prince Phillip and Queen Elizabeth are both Great Great Grandchildren of Queen Victoria. What relationship therefore, are they to each other?

Tink
09-07-2009, 12:12 AM
Husband and Queen. :laugh:

:sorry: Couldn't resist. :sorry:

keith
09-07-2009, 12:23 AM
3rd cousins I do believe!

kazzaqld
09-07-2009, 12:37 AM
Their closest relationship is actually 2nd cousins once removed through the Danish royal family - her great-grandmother Queen Alexandra and his grandfather King George of Greece were brother and sister. In addition to being 3rd cousins through Queen Victoria, they are also 4th cousins, 5th cousins etc etc. Gotta love European royalty! :unsure:

Johnie
09-07-2009, 01:32 AM
:unsure: ok I think I need to visually see a family tree to get this......

DisneyFreak
09-07-2009, 03:32 AM
Brain.....hurts.....too.....late......at......nigh t.......:mental:

kazzaqld
09-07-2009, 03:47 AM
I'll see if I can get this to post here
urg no it looks awful - will keep trying!

kazzaqld
09-07-2009, 04:04 AM
How about now?

mgmrach
09-07-2009, 08:04 AM
wow I never knew that! explains a lot that does :lol:

kazzaqld
09-07-2009, 08:28 AM
My poor genealogy program would have a fit if I ever let it calculate ALL the ways they are related! :unsure:

uscwest
09-07-2009, 11:32 AM
Wow, thanks Kazza. And to think the answer came from an Aussie. :worship:

Tink
09-07-2009, 12:07 PM
Very cool Kazza! Thanks!!

Disneybumble
09-07-2009, 01:41 PM
The older Royals were encouraged to marry into the european Royal familys. So if there was any conflict between countrys there would always be allies

Mari
09-07-2009, 06:07 PM
wow I never knew that! explains a lot that does :lol:


it certainly does! :tongue:

sunsetlakes
09-07-2009, 06:31 PM
wow I never knew that! explains a lot that does :lol:


My thoughts exactly :yes:

kazzaqld
09-07-2009, 10:10 PM
Wow, thanks Kazza. And to think the answer came from an Aussie. :worship:

Well she is my Queen too, you know. :yes:

I'm fascinated by the Royals - all that lovely genealogy and history.

I can post the closer connection if anyone's interested.