Wednesday, October 19, 2005

More Royal Trivia

Did you know:

  • Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, was the first member of the royal family to be interviewed on television, this occured in May 1961

  • In 1929, The Queen, (then Princess Elizabeth), made the cover of Time magazine for 'setting the babe fashion for yellow'

  • The Queen has never given an interview

  • Princess Beatrice's birthday - 8.8.88 - is considered to be extremely lucky in the Chinese calendar

  • The Duke of Edinburgh and the Queen are both great-great-grandchildren of Queen Victoria

  • Windsor Castle is the largest and oldest inhabited castle in the world

© Marilyn Braun


Matt said...

Unfortunately, your trivia is a bit off. While HM The Queen is indeed a great-great-grandchild of Queen Victoria, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh is a great-granchild of Queen Victoria, not great-great.

Marilyn Braun said...

According to the OFFICIAL site:

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh are both descended from Queen Victoria. Prince Philip's maternal grandmother (Princess Victoria of Hesse) was a daughter of Princess Alice (1843 - 1878), Queen Victoria's third child. The Queen's paternal grandfather was King George V, the son of King Edward VII, Queen Victoria's second child. Queen Victoria is therefore the great-great grandmother of both The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh.

Marilyn Braun said...

Just to add:

They are also related through his father's side. His paternal grandfather, King George I of Greece, was Queen Alexandra's brother(Queen Alexandra was the wife of King Edward VII).