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Old 11-15-2015, 12:27 AM
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I knew genetics had something to do with handedness, but I was not aware that you were more likely to be left handed if your mother is left handed. My father is left handed but neither my brother nor I are left handed. He is ambidextrous as he was born in the era when left handedness was a "sign of weakness".

The Countess of Wessex is left handed but i'm not sure if either of her children are left handed.
My husband and I and all four of our parents are/were right-handed, but my husband's sister and our daughter are left-handed. Genetics can be a strange thing.
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That was a Psychology 101 discussion at a college I attended. Researchers believe - still do not know for certain - that handedness may be a sex - linked trait. A person with a left-handed mother has just about 50% chance of being left-handed also. If only your father is a lefty, your chances of being left-handed increase only very slightly than if he were right-handed - which is the same case if both of your parents are right-handed.
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Old 11-15-2015, 12:54 AM
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I thought King George VI was naturally left-handed but was taught to do everything with his right-hand as left handedness in his childhood was frowned on. I have read that his stammer may have resulted from this.

My father went to school in England in the early decades of the 20th century. He was subjected to having his left arm tied behind his back during writing lessons in primary school, thus forcing him to use his right hand. I'm also left handed.
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Old 11-15-2015, 01:27 AM
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George VI had a number of issues that alienated him as a child - he had a stammer, he was left handed and forced to use his right hand, he had chronic stomach problems, and he had knock knees and was forced to wear splints. On top of all that, he was shy and sensitive.
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Old 11-15-2015, 03:26 AM
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Diana was left-handed. I'm trying to find a picture...
Just to clarify - know the above was written years ago - http://www.princess-diana-remembered...585867.jpg?307
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Old 11-15-2015, 04:13 AM
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hello,

is Maxima left-handed?
HM QM is not left-handed
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HM QM is not left-handed
I do believe their eldest daughter, Amalia, is a southpaw though. I saw a video recorded when she was about 4 yo. It had a small clip where her pencil was in her left hand, although it did not actually show her writing. But toward the video's end, showed her kicking a soccer ball several times with her left foot.
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According to this page (Famous dutch left handed people)
Bekende Linkshandige personen
dutch royal left-handers are:
K.W-A
P.Amalia
P.Maurits
Anna, daughter of P.Maurits/P.Marilene
Eloise, daughter of P.Constantijn/P.Laurentien
P.Floris
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According to this page (Famous dutch left handed people)
Bekende Linkshandige personen
dutch royal left-handers are:
K.W-A
P.Amalia
P.Maurits
Anna, daughter of P.Maurits/P.Marilene
Eloise, daughter of P.Constantijn/P.Laurentien
P.Floris
I think this website is incorrect about WA - he is definitely NOT a lefty.
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^^^^^
So far for reliable websites

You're right, he isn't, but there a several dutch websites who say he is; apparently all copying it off one another
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