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Welcome!

I've provided this page to enable visitors to my Monarchies of Europe Web Site to contact me regarding updates or correction of errors on my Site.

Unfortunately due to a massive increase in the amount of Spam I receive I have had to set up a "throw away" email address, which I may require to change at short notice.

You can at present contact me at: atraymond-monarchies@yahoo.co.uk

Please don't send any attachments or "fancy" emails which at first glance look as if they have an attachment. I will not be opening this type of email to avoid the possibility of my PC catching a virus.

Anyone who has sent me an email in the above format and has not received a response from me are free to send me a good old fashion "plain" email which is more likely to provoke a reply from me.

I'm an amateur Royal Genealogist and don't profess to be an expert on Royalty although I'm happy to share my information with others via my Web Site.

Whilst I endeavor to respond to queries which are sent to me, there a number which I am unable to provide an answer. Typically these queries are of the format:

(i) I believe I am descended from a royal personage can you please help me with a family tree. The answer to this is normally I can't help and it is unlikely I will respond to the query.

You are more likely to get a response if it relates directly to my Web Page contents.

In addition to these sort of queries, I get other queries which may be asked again and therefore I have started a question and answer (Q & A) section to this page. It's still at the embryo stage and will be added to when appropriate.

Question and Answers


Question 1. Can you provide me with further details of Queen Victoria's Descendants and their spouses?

Answer: Comprehensive information on Queen Victoria's Descendants can be found in Marlene Eilers two books Queen Victoria's Descendants (ISBN 91-630 5964-9) and the Companion Volume (ISBN 91-973978-8-1). These two books are a "must have" if you require details on Queen Victoria's Descendants.

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Question 2. Are you able to tell me the full names and official titles of the sons of Queen Victoria's youngest son - in other words, her grandsons born to her youngest son?

Answer: Comprehensive information on Queen Victoria's Descendants can be found in Marlene Eilers two books Queen Victoria's Descendants (ISBN 91-630 5964-9) and the Companion Volume (ISBN 91-973978-8-1). These two books are a "must have" if you require details on Queen Victoria's Descendants.

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Question 3. I'm often asked question about royal jewelry, paintings and photographs.

Answer: I have limited interest in these areas and it is best if this sort of query is posted to one of a number of excellent Message Boards or Portals mentioned in my Sources of Information

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Question 4. I've been asked on a couple of occasions if I am going to prepare a Web Page devoted to the Polish Royal Family.

Answer: I have limited interest in this area and it is unlikely that I will produce a dedicated Web Page. Poland has had a checkered history regarding their Kings and Country. The Kings of Poland were elected from various dynasties and families. These range from Sigismund III King of Sweden (King of Poland 1587), Friedrich Augustas III Elector of Saxony (King of Poland 1697-1733) and lastly Stanslas II Augustus Count of Poniatowiski (King of Poland 1764-1795) until finally in 1795 Poland no longer existed having been partitioned between various countries.

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Question 5. What is the relationship between Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany and Emperor (Tzar) Nicholas II of Russia.

Answer: Because of intermarriages between the various Royal Families there are a number of ways for defining the relationship between Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany (i.e. King Wilhelm II of Prussia) and Emperor (Tzar) Nicholas II of Russia (i.e Emperor Nicholas II of all the Russias).

Kaiser Wilhelm is a second cousin to the father of Emperor (Tzar) Nicholas II.

Or, the more usual definition, Kaiser Wilhelm and Emperor (Tzar) Nicholas II are second cousins once removed.

A common ancestor of Kaiser Wilhelm and Emperor (Tzar) Nicholas II was King Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia (1770-1840).

      King Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia (1770-1840)      
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    King Wilhelm I of Prussia (1797-1888)
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    Princess Charlotte of Prussia (1798-1860)
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    King Friedrich III of Prussia (1831-1888)
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    Emperor Alexander II of all the Russias (1818-1881)
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    King Wilhelm II of Prussia (1859-1941)
    Emperor Alexander III of all the Russias (1845-1894)
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          Emperor Nicholas II of all the Russias (1868-1918)  

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Question 6. What is the closest family relationship between Princess Alix of Hesse and by Rhine and her husband Emperor (Tzar) Nicholas II of Russia.

Answer: Because of intermarriages between the various Royal Families there are a number of ways for defining the relationship between Princess Alix of Hesse and by Rhine and her husband Emperor (Tzar) Nicholas II of Russia (i.e Emperor Nicholas II of all the Russias).

Their closest relationship is as second cousins.

A common ancestor of Princess Alix and Emperor (Tzar) Nicholas II was Grand Duke Ludwig II of Hesse and by Rhine (1777-1848).

      Grand Duke Ludwig II of Hesse and by Rhine (1777-1848)      
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    Prince Karl of Hesse and by Rhine (1809-1877)
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    Princess Marie of Hesse and by Rhine (1824-1880)
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    Grand Duke Ludwig IV of Hesse and by Rhine (1837-1892)
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    Emperor Alexander III of all the Russias (1845-1894)
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    Princess Alix of Hesse and by Rhine (1872-1918)
    Emperor Nicholas II of all the Russias (1868-1918)
 


Last Updated on 14 January 2017
By Allan Raymond
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