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Old 03-08-2009, 05:59 PM
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(2) have there been any illegitimate children in the British royal family in the last 100 to 200 years?
2. Valerie - Duchess of Arenberg. Her father was Prince Christian, son of Princess Helena of Great Britain, and Victoria's grandson.
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The Hon. Emily Tsering Lascelles and The Hon. Benjamin George Lascelles were born before their parents, Viscount and Viscountess Lascelles, married; they are excluded from the Line of Succession to the British Throne.
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Revealed for the first time - the other woman in the Queen Mother's marriage | Mail Online

(probably not really a mistress)
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Old 08-14-2009, 02:39 PM
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sweet flirtation I think, not comparable to James hewitt who blabbed.
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Possible illegitimate daughter of Edward VII

Family rumor says that my grandmother was the illegitimate daughter of Edward VII. I would like to contact others who have a similar story concerning Edward VII.
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Over the centuries, hundreds of children were fathered by royalty (mostly male royals). While many of these children were acknowledged, some were not. It would be interesting if anyone could estimate how many children born in the last 50 years or so were fathered by royalty and who were born out wedlock from unions of royals or nobility. The true number probably will never be known. In the later part of the 20th century, preventive measures made this number decline.

What would happen if a woman or a man got on television and claimed that King so and so or heir to the throne so and so was their father and had proof of it. What would happen in that case.
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Old 04-08-2011, 10:48 PM
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So far as the position of today's British royal family is concerned, no person born illegitimate has any right of succession to the British throne. If an illegitimate claimant appeared, then, according to my understanding, all he or she would be entitled to would be to petition for financial support if still a minor.

I think that the days of being given a surname of Fitzsomething and a Dukedom are long-gone!!

I am not expert in European Royal and Princely families, but from memory, Prince Albert of Monaco has faced several paternity claims over the years. I believe that in at least one case, Prince Albert has admitted paternity and paid child support. I think that the settlement provided that there was to be no right of sucession to the Princely throne. Someone more expert than me on Monaco's reigning family would be better placed to assist, I feel.

Various claims of illegitimacy are not unknown in the recent past of the British Royal Family, although succession has never been the issue. The Duchess of Cornwall's great grandmother, Alice Keppel, was the mistress of Edward VII and may or may not have borne him any children. The Television Annoucer, Mary Malcolm, who died quite recently was the grand daughter of Lily Langtry, mistress of Edward VII, the implication being that Mary Malcolm was the illegitimate grandaughter of the King. There has never been any question of any illegitimate offspring the King might have had claiming succession to the throne.

The situation with regard to Prince Albert's father Prince Rainier is also interesting. Prince Rainier's mother, Hereditary Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois was born illegitamely. She was the only child of Prince Louis II and she was later legitimised through formal adoption and subsequently named heiress to the throne of Monaco. The Monagasque succession therefore extends to legitimsing offspring, which is not permissable under British Laws.

I am sure that someone better qualified than me can help you.

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If anyone who claimed to be the illegitimate child of a monarch or heir to the throne had proof of their parentage, they would be far better off to approach the family in private rather than burn their bridges by taking the matter public. In my opinion, a proven illegitimate child would probably be given a settlement and have to sign a confidentiality agreement, regardless of age, just to keep it secret.

I doubt any royal family today would take kindly to having their dirty laundry aired, considering that all the constitutional monarchies basically survive on the good will of their subjects.

Prince Albert of Monaco has acknowledged 2 illegitimate children, and Alex is correct in saying that these children are not in the line of succession to the throne of Monaco.

If Albert had married either of the mothers of these children, even after the fact, they would be made legitimate in the eyes of the government and would indeed have had succession rights.. but as he is about to marry Charlene Wittstock, the chances of that happening are currently at zero.
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I think the only thing out of wedlock offspring would have claim to would be any private monies or properties that are owned by their alleged royal parent.
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Isn't Albert de Monaco the only modern ruler who has acknowledged his children? Granted, he had to be forced into it by modern science. I wonder if Albert willingly gave DNA samples or if someone else in the family did. Anyone know?

BTW, I'm a fan of Albert. Thank goodness he wasn't married.
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Albert of Belgium has also acknolwedged Delphine de Boel (I think her name is). And Queen Beatrix's father did as well before his death...he had two children outside of his marriage with Queen Juliana.
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With DNA testing, paternity is proven. If someone files a false claim, then DNA proves it. A woman who makes a false claim will be found out. Why someone would do this, I can't imagine. What does such a person get out of it? It does nothing to benefit them and people think badly of them. I've never understood this.
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Albert of Belgium has also acknolwedged Delphine de Boel (I think her name is).
King Albert never acknowledged the paternity of Delphine Boel; but at the same time he never denied it, so it is generally assumed as a fact that he is her father.
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King Albert never acknowledged the paternity of Delphine Boel; but at the same time he never denied it, so it is generally assumed as a fact that he is her father.
He cannot denied his paternity. She looks so much like him.

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Posts about the descendants of Tsar Alexander II and Princess Catharine Dolgorukova, Princess Yurievskaya, have been moved to the Tsar Alexander II thread in the Imperial Family of Russia forum.
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