Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Royal Children Trivia

In honor of the birth of a son to The Earl and Countess of Wessex, some royal trivia.

Did you know...

  • Peter and Zara Philips are the Queen's only untitled grandchildren.
  • Peter Philips was the first royal baby to be born a commoner in more than 500 years.
  • Peter Philips is the first grandson of a British sovereign to be born in a hospital.
  • Prince William is the first direct heir to the throne to be born in a hospital.
  • Princess Beatrice's date of birth 8/8/88 is considered to be extremely lucky in the Chinese calendar.
  • Princess Eugenie of York, daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, was the first royal baby to have a public christening. This occured during morning service at St. Mary Magalene, Sandringham, in December 1990.
  • In 1960, Prince Andrew was the first royal baby born to a reigning British sovereign since 1857.
  • The Duke of Edinburgh and the Queen are both great-great-grandchildren of Queen Victoria.
  • Princess Margaret was the first royal baby, so close in the line of succession, to be born in Scotland since Charles I in 1600.
  • Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, was born on a dining room table.
© Marilyn Braun 2007

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