Saturday, April 23, 2011

Members of the British royal family who will be attending the wedding

Members of the British Royal Family

The Queen
The Duke of Edinburgh
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall
Prince Henry of Wales
The Duke of York
Princess Beatrice of York
Princess Eugenie of York
The Earl and Countess of Wessex
The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Phillips
Miss Zara Phillips with Mr. Mike Tindall
Viscount Linley and Viscountess Linley
And The Hon. Charles Armstrong-Jones
The Lady Sarah Chatto and Mr. Daniel Chatto
And Master Samuel Chatto
And Master Arthur Chatto
The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester
The Earl and Countess of Ulster
The Lady Davina and Mr. Gary Lewis
Lady Rose and Mr. George Gilman
The Duke and Duchess of Kent
Earl and Countess of St. Andrews
Lord Downpatrick
The Lady Marina-Charlotte Windsor
The Lady Amelia Windsor
The Lord and Lady Nicholas Windsor
The Lady Helen Taylor and Mr. Timothy Taylor
Prince and Princess Michael of Kent
The Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor
The Lady Gabriella Windsor
Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy
Mr. and Mrs. James Ogilvy
Miss Marina Ogilvy
The Lady Saltoun

The Lady Saltoun is the widow of Captain Alexander Ramsay of Mar, only son of the former Princess Patricia of Connaught and the Hon. Sir Alexander Ramsay.  Princess Patricia was styled as Lady Patricia Ramsay after her wedding.    Lady Saltoun is a Scottish peer in her own right.

Membership in the Royal Family can extend to the children of a princesss (who is not the sovereign), but not the princess' grandchildren.


tjmooney said...

It seems unusual Lady Saltoun made the list while there isn't a Harewood in the bunch.

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

Not at all unusual. Lady Saltoun is the widow of a son of a princess. Lord Harewood is also the son of a princess, but he is elderly and frail. If any of his children were invited, they would not be listed with the royal family, but his children have very few ties to the Royal Family.

Pablo said...

Is the Duke of Fife similarly indisposed, he is 81 now. He should be on the list shouldn't he?

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

No idea, but he is elderly and lives in Scotland.

Shelley Harrison said...

Lady Saltoun is a close friend of the Queen and the senior members of the royal family. The Queen considers her a member of the family, although she is not a blood relative. Her late husband's branch of the family have a long history of service to the Crown, and Lady Saltoun herself is an elected member of the House of Lords and regularly commutes to London from Scotland. She is often present at royal events in Scotland. The Harewoods stepped out of royal life decades ago. I'm not sure why the Duke of Fife or a representative are not attending - they may have been invited, we don't know. It's more likely they will attend the next coronation, which is a totally different kind of event.

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

Yes, I am well aware of Lady Saltoun's status. I have known her daughter, Katharine, for many years. Lady Saltoun's mother-in-law, Lady Patricia (nee Princess) eschewed the royal life, and preferred to live a private life.