The House of Windsor was formerly referred to as Saxe-Coburg and Gothaand represents the Royal Family of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, which was led for 70 years by the late Queen Elizabeth II.
And it is that the name of the royal dynasty was renamed on July 17, 1917 by King George V of the United Kingdom During the First World War, this given the Germanic origin of the previous name, so it decided to adopt the British name of Windsor.
Throughout the entire history of the royal family there have been six monarchs, since currently occupies Carlos III after the death of Queen Elizabeth II, she being the only woman on the British throne.
Speaking of the family dynasty, it is a lineage that began in 1837 and has been in force for several years, and in this contemporary era it is in the hands of the eldest son of the deceased monarch at 96 years of age.
As for how the family dynasty is composed, since the beginning of the last century King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon were born, respectively, and the family tree of the British Royal Family has been expanding considerably.
The former kings married in 1923 and as a result of that marriage was born three years later Isabel Alexandra Mary, the last queen of the United Kingdom, who sadly passed away on September 8, 2022, and Princess Margaret, in 1930.
Members of the Windsor dynasty
As for the family branch of the late monarch, Elizabeth II, she married Philip of Edinburgh in 1947, with whom she was until his death in 2021 and they had 4 children: Carlos, Ana, Andres and Eduardo.
- The firstborn of them is the current king of the royal family Carlos III, who was born in 1948 and has been the heir to the British Crown and was married to Diana of Wales from 1981 to 1992, when they separated; with her he had two sons: William and Harry.
They are the ones with whom the line of succession to the throne follows, as the new Prince of Wales is second in line after his father, who has been married to Kate Middleton since 2011 and has three children with her: George, Charlotte and Louis.
While the second of them, Prince Harry, is the current Duke of Sussex, who married former actress Meghan Markle in 2018, and they have two children together: Archie and Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.
- The second child of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh is Princess Anne. of the United Kingdom, only daughter of the monarch and passed through the altar in 1973 with Captain Mark Anthony Phillips.
With him she had two children: Peter Phillip, the first grandson of Queen Elizabeth II, and they have two daughters; for her part, Zara Tindall, has three daughters with Michael James Tindall.
In 1960, the queen and the duke welcomed their third child together, the controversial Prince Andrew, who has been involved in scandals of harassment and sexual abuse.
- The former Duke of York, Andrew He married Sarah Ferguson in 1986, with whom before divorcing he had two daughters, Beatriz and Eugenia de York.
On the side of Princess Beatrice, she was the first princess born into the Royal Family since the birth of Princess Anne, and married Count Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, with whom she had her first daughter, Sienna Elizabeth, last fall 2021. Mapelli Mozzi.
While Princess Eugenia of York is the wife of British businessman Jack Brooksbank and they have a son, August Philip Hawke Brooksbank.
- Finally, in 1964 the fourth and last child of Queen Elizabeth II and Philip of Edinburgh was born, prince edward, who has been married since 1999 to Sofia from Wessex.
From the marriage they had two children in common: Lady Luisa Mountbatten-Windsor and Jacobo Mountbatten-Windsor (2007).