Monday, July 7, 2008

Get in line ... for the British throne

Interesting, but not completely accurate article in today's Daily Mail (July 7): http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1032652/The-West-Country-travel-agents-wife-612th-line-throne-unlikely-Britons-list-royal-succession.html. The article features several descendants of Queen Victoria (Wesley Berger, Ian Liddell Grainger Sascha and Pascale Harman and Robin Bryan.) The Canadian-born Bryan is the son of the late Lady Iris Mountbatten and her second husband, Michael Neely Bryan, an American jazz musician. The article notes that Robin is the father of three illegitimate children -- and this information first appeared in my book, Queen Victoria's Descendants. Ian Liddell-Grainger is a member of the British Parliament (C-Bridgewater). He is a great-grandson of Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone. Sascha and Pascale Harman are the daughters of the former Helen van Eyck and Roderick Harman. Helen's mom, Princess Christina of Hesse, is a niece of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh -- which makes Christina a first cousin to the Prince of Wales.Wesley Berger's connection to Queen Victoria is through his mother, Calma Schnirring, whose mother was Princess Caroline Mathilde of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, a granddaughter of Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, eighth child and youngest son of Victoria and Albert.

1 comment:

Christopher Harman said...

Roderick harman and I share 5x great grandparents.