Thursday, 6 July 2017

The House of Windsor at 100: daughters of the Crown



On July 17th 1917, George V issued a royal proclamation changing the name of his royal house and family to Windsor. It was the beginning of dynasty that would set records and change the concept of modern monarchy. And it's a house built on and by women. We've already met some of them when remembering the consorts, now we turn to the royal daughters. Four women have been born to the monarchs of the House of Windsor, all of them hugely important. As we mark the centenary of this special dynasty, here are the daughters of those who have worn the Crown.


Princess Mary, the Princess Royal
Daughter of King George V and Queen Mary



Born Victoria Alexandra Alice Mary on April 25th 1897, Sandringham
Title at birth Her Highness Princess Mary of York
Title on George V's accession Her Royal Highness The Princess Mary
Married Henry, Viscount Lascelles (later Earl of Harewood) on February 28th 1922 
Children George, later Earl of Harewood and The Honourable Gerald Lascelles
Created Princess Royal on January 1st 1932
Died March 28th 1965



Elizabeth II
Daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth




Born Elizabeth Alexandra Mary on April 21st 1926
Title at birth Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth of York, London
Title on George VI's accession Her Royal Highness The Princess Elizabeth
Married Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on November 20th 1947
Children Charles, Prince of Wales; Anne, Princess Royal; 
Andrew, Duke of York; Edward, Earl of Wessex
Ascended as Elizabeth II on February 6th 1952



Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon
Daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth



Born Margaret Rose on August 21st 1930, Glamis Castle, Scotland
Title at birth Her Royal Highness Princess Margaret of York
Title on George VI's accession Her Royal Highness The Princess Margaret
Married Antony Armstrong-Jones, later Earl of Snowdon on May 6th 1960
Children David, Earl of Snowdon and Lady Sarah Chatto
Died February 9th 2002



Princess Anne, the Princess Royal
Daughter of Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh



Born Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise on August 15th 1950
Title at birth Her Royal Highness Princess Anne of Edinburgh
Title on Elizabeth II's accession Her Royal Highness The Princess Anne
Married (1) Captain Mark Phillips on November 14th 1973 (divorced 1992)
(2) Timothy Laurence on December 12th 1992
Children Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall
Created Princess Royal on June 13th 1987

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