Princess Eugenie will marry Jack Brooksbank on October 12 in what will be the second royal wedding of 2018. It will take place in St George's Chapel, Windsor, where the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex took place earlier this year. Princess Eugenie, the younger sister of Princess Beatrice, is the daughter of Prince Andrew - but where do the three fit in the line of succession to the British throne? Most family members moved down a place in April following the birth of Prince Louis, whose arrival made history when he slotted fifth-in-line to the throne. The birth of Prince William and his wife Kate's third child means the new line of succession will see the new Prince of Cambridge follow... Register for free to read this article, or log in to your Telegraph account Register Log in … [Read more...] about Royal family tree: Where Princess Eugenie fits into the line of succession to the British throne
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A pensioner from Australia has issued a fresh appeal for information after tracing his family tree back to Kimberley’s Old Mill. Ken Widdowson’s relative used to run the mill in the 1830s, and now he wants to find out everything about it and the lives his family led in Kimberley.In particular, he would like to dig out some photos of houses in the mill yard, one of which was the family home of the miller, who is his direct ancestor.The 78-year-old, who lives in Melbourne, said: “My research all started on my first visit to England in 1967.“I had done a lot of work at the records office in London, and I traced my family tree back to a flour miller somewhere in Nottinghamshire.“I was at the library one day, and I said to the lady there: If you find a Widdowson who was a flour miller, can you please ring me.“They contacted me the very next morning, saying everything I needed was in a book called ‘The Story Of Kimberley’.“I now want to … [Read more...] about Australian man appeals to Kimberley for family roots help
SHE'S one of the most beautiful, talented and famous artists in the world right now so it would come as no surprise Beyoncé has great genetics. But the 36-year-old star says he's been delving a little deeper into her past and in a recent interview with Vogue revealed her incredible heritage. The singer said: "I researched my ancestry recently and learned I come from a slave owner who fell in love with and married a slave." Beyoncé's ancestors lived in Louisiana, in America's Deep South, where a brutal slave trade was rife for almost 150 years before it was abolished in 1865. US records show her great-great-great grandmother Rosalie Jean Louis, born in 1800, was a black slave who married wealthy white American merchant Joseph Lacey, according to the Daily Mail. The newspaper reports that historical records don't confirm whether or not he owned slaves, as the Crazy In Love singer suggests. In 1830 the pair had a daughter named Celestine Josephine Lacey, who was known to the … [Read more...] about Beyonce’s family tree reveals great-great-great grandmother was a slave who married a wealthy white merchant
THE youngest royal baby has been named Prince Louis Arthur Charles Cambridge. But who was Lord Louis Mountbatten - the apparent inspiration behind the name? We reveal all... Who was Louis Mountbatten? Lord Mountbatten was born Prince Louis of Battenberg in Windsor on June 25, 1900. During the First World War Lord Mountbatten served at sea with the Royal Navy. He later commanded the destroyer HMS Kelly when it was sunk off the coast of Crete by Nazis during the Second World War. Lord Mountbatten was then appointed Chief of Combined Operations and was responsible for the botched Dieppe raid of August 1942. He later became the Supreme Allied Commander, South East Asia Command, and in 1945 he received the Japanese surrender before being persuaded by Prime Minister Clement Attlee to serve as the last Viceroy of India. The job involved overseeing the transition of British India to independence with the aim of creating united India. Lord Mountbatten returned … [Read more...] about Who was Louis Mountbatten, was royal baby Prince Louis named after him and where does he fit in the royal family tree?
Prince William has made a "profoundly moving" visit to the tomb of his great-grandmother, Princess Alice of Battenberg, on the last day of his Middle East tour. Once inside the Church of St Mary Magdalene, he saw Princess Alice’s crypt and laid flowers on her sarcophagus picked from the garden of Philip Hall, Britain’s Consulate General in Jerusalem. The head of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem, Father Roman, recited a “prayer for the reposal of Princess Alice’s soul” while William, eyes closed in prayer, bowed his head and prayed for several minutes. Princess Alice was declared Righteous Among the Nations for protecting Jews in her Athens home during the Second World War. She has previously been described as "amazing" by the Prince of Wales after she took in a Jewish family during the Holocaust and hid them. Today Father Roman told the Duke of Cambridge they are taking care of Princess Alice and pray for her. A great-grandaughter of Queen … [Read more...] about Prince William visits tomb of great-grandmother who hid Jewish family from Nazis