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Peggy 11-05-2004 08:49 AM

Left Or Right-Handed Royals?
 
i have an impression with people who are left-handed.i think that they have something special.:) Being a royal and having a speciel charecter are something awesome!!
so please post royals who are left-handed
i have 7 names

Alexander the Great
King Louis XVI of France
Queen Victoria of England
King George II of England
King George VI of England
Prince Charles of Wales
Prince William of Wales

Anna_R 11-05-2004 10:29 AM

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i have an impression with people who are left-handed.i think that they have something special.:) Being a royal and having a speciel charecter are something awesome!!
so please post royals who are left-handed
i have 7 names

Alexander the Great
King Louis XVI of France
Queen Victoria of England
King George II of England
King George VI of England
Prince Charles of Wales
Prince William of Wales

I think Charles isn't left-handed, William inherited this feature from his mother, the late Diana, Princess of Wales. See below.

Oh, and thanks for saying we're special (I'm a left-handed myself)

kelly9480 11-05-2004 01:59 PM

The Countess of Wessex is also left-handed.

William's left-handedness seems to come from his Spencer grandfather and George VI, both of whom were lefties. Left-handedness appears to be a recessive trait, which would explain why William is left-handed when neither of his parents were, or his grandmother the Queen. Diana, Elizabeth and Charles all carried the gene for left-handedness, and in William it showed up.

Anna_R 11-05-2004 02:11 PM

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Originally Posted by kelly9480
The Countess of Wessex is also left-handed.

William's left-handedness seems to come from his Spencer grandfather and George VI, both of whom were lefties. Left-handedness appears to be a recessive trait, which would explain why William is left-handed when neither of his parents were, or his grandmother the Queen. Diana, Elizabeth and Charles all carried the gene for left-handedness, and in William it showed up.

Diana was left-handed. I'm trying to find a picture...

theprincess 11-05-2004 02:18 PM

Good topic! I am left handed myself!

gaggleofcrazypeople 11-05-2004 06:45 PM

Why does it seem like there are so many left handed royals in Britain?

sara1981 11-05-2004 07:17 PM

when i read Hello magazine when Prince William's 21st birthday celebration he writes as left handed that why he usually writes left handed lots!

my brother used left handed lots but he not good writes lots lol! he really slow writes! but im fast writes lots than him! im right writers!

Sara Boyce

sara1981 11-05-2004 07:37 PM

which Royals right-handed
 
im asking you about which Royals been writing as right-handed mostly!

have listed of Royals
Diana,Princess of Wales
Sarah,Duchess of York
Earl of Wessex?
Duke of York?
Princess Beatrice?
Princess Eugenic?

and lots more of Royals who are royals right-handed please post pictures

Sara Boyce

Anna_R 11-05-2004 09:47 PM

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My mistake.... Diana was right handed, I don't know why I've always tought the other way around.

Below you'll find pictures of Sophie Wessex, Prince William & Infanta Elena of Spain. All of them are lefties.

Elsie 11-06-2004 04:29 PM

Among the British Royals, HM Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Prince Harry are all right handed.

Elsie 11-06-2004 04:35 PM

There have been four British monarchs that were left handed:
King James I, King George II, King George IV and King George VI
George Vi was a closet left hander - he was forced as a child to write with his right hand, as any other way was wrong.

Anna_R 11-06-2004 06:16 PM

Another leftie. Princess Rym Al-Brahimi of Jordan

selrahc4 11-07-2004 10:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Elsie
There have been four British monarchs that were left handed:
King James I, King George II, King George IV and King George VI
George Vi was a closet left hander - he was forced as a child to write with his right hand, as any other way was wrong.

I was watching a video the other night & part of it showed George VI tossing bags at a target. He threw left-handed, even though he was forced to write the other way. I guess they couldn't force everything. I know he loved shooting; I wonder if he shot left or right handed.

Peggy 11-07-2004 02:10 PM

King George VI is a supream left-handed even that he was forced to write with his right hand because in that era,left-handedness was wrong or somekind of monster.
but he did everything with his left hand (play golf,tennis,smoking,shooting etc.) except writing.He became stutter because of that!.(changing mind from left to right by forceness).
This was a sinister and after that he told his daughter,Queen Elizabeth what he suffered when he had to do that (if it were me,i wouldn't be able to change it).so no one force the royal to become right-handed anymore (lucky for our prince william:D )


such a happy ending!!!!!:D

rchainho 11-30-2004 10:43 AM

Left hand royals
 
Hi:

I know that in the spanish royalty there are two left hand people: Infanta Elena and Inaki urdangarin, and in the british royal there is William.
Do you know more left hand royals?

rchainho 11-30-2004 11:14 AM

I'm sorry! :)

rchainho 11-30-2004 11:16 AM

Inaki urdangarin also is left-handed.

rchainho 12-01-2004 11:52 AM

:) Thanks For Answering The Topic

rchainho 12-01-2004 11:53 AM

I forgot to say that my twin sister is also leftie and I'm not leftie. ;D

adelaide 02-14-2006 05:32 PM

I don't remember where but I read that Letizia is ambidextrous !!!

crisiñaki 02-14-2006 05:45 PM

Cristina and her cousin Juan Gómez-Acebo are both ambidextrous, she plays tennis ans squash with her left hand but eats and writes with the right one.

I'm not so sure about Letizia even if I heard that Felipe is able to use his left hand very well:rolleyes:

acdc1 06-11-2007 01:53 PM

I heard about George VI being left-handed, but they made him change, causing his stutter. My father was left-handed and forced to change as well, but no stutter. I'm a righty, but my older brother is a lefty.

Marengo 06-13-2007 06:49 AM

From what I could see in the documentairy about the Prince of Orange, his eldest daughter, princess Catharina-Amalia seems left-handed too.

syna 07-27-2007 10:46 AM

hello,

is Maxima left-handed?

fee 07-27-2007 04:11 PM

Marengo, I think it is still to early to see whether or not Amalia will turn out to be left or right handed. Children of this age often use both hands, it certainly has something to do with the development of the brain. The different areas of the brain and their depending abilities develope at different times. And at that age her fine motorical skills are still not perfected, so she can change from left to right. My daughter does that all the time and since I am ambidextrous I thought she had inherited that trait from me. However our pediatrician convinved us that it was a normal phenomenon and we would have to wait to see which hand she ultimately favors.

I actually doubt, that George's story helped make his great-grandson's lefthandedness easier.
In Williams generation left handedness wasn't considered a problem any longer. But even for Infanta Elena this would have been different.
A lot has changed during the last 30 years.

acdc1 08-11-2008 10:59 AM

It's cool that Letizia and Infanta Cristina are ambidextrous. I am too. I write and play tennis with my right hand, and play golf, baseball, and eat (for some weird reason) with my left. But I can write with my left as well, and sometimes do for convenience.

Is Princess Noor Hamzah a leftie? I thought I remember seeing a picture of her signing something with her left, but Ican't find the picture so I'm not sure.

acdc1 08-16-2008 08:55 PM

I can't edit my first post, but here is the picture of Princess Noor Hamzah writing with her left hand:
https://i200.photobucket.com/albums/a...02/820copy.jpg

indian princess 08-17-2008 12:53 AM

what about the belgian royals??? i know that amadeo is a rightie...you can see it in pics but wat bout his mum, dad, aunta n all those other relations...???

Biri 08-19-2009 03:58 PM

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Originally Posted by acdc1 (Post 812393)
I can't edit my first post, but here is the picture of Princess Noor Hamzah writing with her left hand:
https://i200.photobucket.com/albums/a...02/820copy.jpg

But isn' t in islamic countries left hand considered as "impure"?:eek:

ChantalC 08-19-2009 04:45 PM

I read that Princess Caroline of Monaco is right and left-handed. Is that true?

Angelica 08-26-2009 03:26 PM

Prince Carl Philip of Sweden is also left-handed

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Rice 01-28-2013 10:07 AM

I believe Prince Laurent is left handed

USCtrojan 01-07-2014 12:58 AM

Left Handed Royals!
 
Who are the left handed royals out there? I always see right handed royals, so having a left handed sister I am curious to know which royals are left handed!

Iluvbertie 01-07-2014 01:25 AM

William is left-handed, as is, I believe the Earl of Wessex, although he, like his grandfather, may have learnt to write right-handed. George VI was also left-handed by birth but he was forced to learn to write etc right handed as it was still believed then that there was something wrong with a left handed person.

gabby11 11-09-2015 03:51 PM

Prince Carl-Philip of Sweden is a lefty and so is Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum of Dubai aka Crown Prince Fazza of Dubai

Marty91charmed 11-09-2015 03:56 PM

Interesting thread! The only royal who is left-handed and who comes to mind is William!

gabby11 11-09-2015 04:13 PM

always with those people ,u now there are lot of royal families included Princess Grace Kelly's Family of Monte Carlo :)https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...oyal-families/ The World's Richest Royals
17 Royal Family Photos From Around The World - Suggest.com

NotHRH 11-14-2015 08:11 AM

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mum, was left-handed as was her husband, King George VI. Queen Victoria was a southpaw also as well as her daughter, Princess Beatrice of Battenburg, and Beatrice's daughter, the future Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain. Genetics can predispose a person to be left-handed, but you have more of a chance of being left-handed if your mother is left-handed.

Marty91charmed 11-14-2015 08:35 AM

^^^ Thank you! I didn't know that both the queen mum and the king were left-handed! Quite rare and interesting!

Molly2101 11-14-2015 09:20 AM

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Originally Posted by NotHRH (Post 1838769)
Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mum, was left-handed as was her husband, King George VI. Queen Victoria was a southpaw also as well as her daughter, Princess Beatrice of Battenburg, and Beatrice's daughter, the future Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain. Genetics can predispose a person to be left-handed, but you have more of a chance of being left-handed if your mother is left-handed.

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.

LauraS3514 11-15-2015 12:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Molly2101 (Post 1838790)
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.

NotHRH 11-15-2015 12:33 AM

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.

Curryong 11-15-2015 12:54 AM

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.

Ish 11-15-2015 01:27 AM

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.

NotHRH 11-15-2015 03:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Anna_R (Post 139893)
Diana was left-handed. I'm trying to find a picture...

Just to clarify - know the above was written years ago - https://www.princess-diana-remembered...585867.jpg?307

NotHRH 11-15-2015 04:13 AM

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hello,

is Maxima left-handed?

HM QM is not left-handed

NotHRH 02-02-2016 01:01 PM

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Originally Posted by NotHRH (Post 1839058)
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.

Lee-Z 02-02-2016 01:21 PM

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

NotHRH 02-02-2016 11:38 PM

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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.

Lee-Z 02-03-2016 01:34 AM

^^^^^
So far for reliable websites :lol:

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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