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How is Queen Elizabeth II related to Queen Victoria?

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Question: How is Queen Elizabeth II related to Queen Victoria?

Queen Elizabeth II is obviously a member of the royal family, as was Queen Victoria. Both are long-ruling British queens who wielded their power in their own right, rather than being queens by marriage. So what exactly is their genealogical relationship? How is Queen Elizabeth II related to Queen Victoria?

And while we're at it -- how is Prince Philip, Elizabeth's husband related to Queen Victoria?

Answer: Queen Elizabeth II is a great great granddaughter of Queen Victoria.

  1. Elizabeth's father was George VI.
  2. George VI's father was George V, Elizabeth's grandfather.
  3. George V's father was Edward VII, Elizabeth's great grandfather.
  4. Edward VII's mother was Queen Victoria, Elizabeth's great great grandmother.

Prince Philip to Queen Victoria

Elizabeth's husband, Prince Philip, is a great great grandson of Queen Victoria, making Elizabeth and Philip third cousins through this relationship.

  1. Philip's mother, Princess Alice of Battenburg was the daughter of Princess Victoria of Hesse and by the Rhine.
  2. Princess Alice's mother was Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine, Philip's maternal grandmother.
  3. Princess Victoria of Hesse and by the Rhine was the daughter of Princess Alice of the United Kingdom, Philip's great grandmother.
  4. Princess Alice's mother was Queen Victoria, Philip's great great grandmother.

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