Which member of royalty are you most closely connected to?

+38 votes

June 2-5 is Queen Elizabeth II's "Jubilee Central Weekend" so we're featuring her and other royalty in the Connection Finder.

Which one is most closely connected to you? If you're one of the 26 million of us who are connected to each other on our big tree you can check with the Connection Finder.

You can check for shared ancestors with the Relationship Finder. Are you a cousin to any of them? Your Relationship Finder Quick Links page (see your profile pull-down menu under "Relationships") has quick links for several notable groups.

Special feature: Check out how you're connected to other notables by using the green MyConnections button in the upper right hand corner of the category page. Browse related categories like Featured Royalty, Holy Roman Emperors, and Royalty.

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69 Answers

+15 votes
18 degrees from Agustín Cosme Damián Iturbide Arámburu (20th cousins, 3x removed)
20 degrees from Elisabeth Wittelsbach von Österreich-Ungarn (15th cousins, 6x removed)
20 degrees from Leka I Zogu (10th cousins, 5x removed)
20 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor (10th cousins, 5x removed)
20 degrees from Pedro I de Bragança (15th cousins, 6x removed)
21 degrees from Karl Johan av Sverige
27 degrees from 今上 天皇
28 degrees from William de Normandie (27th great grandfather)
30 degrees from Noor Bin Talal
32 degrees from Mohammed VI Alaouite
36 degrees from Karolus Magnus Carolingian (34th great grandfather)
by Mike Wells G2G6 Mach 6 (69.3k points)
I love this!  Wow, it's amazing, connections all around the world.

Queen Elizabeth: 12th cousin, 2x removed—19 Degrees 

Charlemagne:       33 Great Grandfather——-35 Degrees

Augustin Araburu: 20th cousin, 2x removed—19 Degrees

William the Conqueror: 26th ggrandfather——28 Degrees

Leki I Zogu:      9th cousins 2x removed———19 Degrees

Kevin Bacon:    8th cousins 2x removed———19 Degrees

Elizabeth Osterreich-Ungarn—10th cousin 8x—19 Degrees



How can 20th cousins 3x removed be only 18 degrees apart?
That "connection" isn't for the relationship.
+16 votes
14 degrees....Elizabeth II (9th cousin), Karl and Pedro.   15 degrees....Elisabeth.   16 degrees....Leka.
by John Thompson G2G6 Pilot (211k points)
+15 votes
16 degrees from Elizabeth II Windsor. 12th cousin  3 times removed . MRCA David Drummond (abt 1515 - abt 1571).

17 degrees from Augustin I of Mexico. 18th cousin 5 times removed. MRCA Sancho (Castilla) de Castilla y Leon (1258 - 1295).

19 degrees from Pedro de Breganca. 11th cousin 5 times removed. MRCA James Stewart (1473 - 1513).

19 degrees  from Karl XIV Johan.

20 degrees from Elizabeth of Austria. 10th cousin 8 times removed. MRCA Dorothea (Brandenburg-Kulmbach) von Hohenzollern (1430 - 1495).

21 degrees from Leka I of Albania.18th cousins. MRCA Gwenllian (Gwilym) ferch Gwilym (abt 1361 - 1455).

26 degrees from William of Normandie. 24th great grandfather.

27 degrees from Mohammad VI.

28 degrees from Naruhito.

30 degrees from Noor Bin Talal.

34 degrees from Charlemagne. 34th great grandfather.
by Frank Blankenship G2G6 Mach 5 (52.1k points)
edited by Frank Blankenship
+16 votes

Queen Elizabeth II and Alexis are 10th cousins twice removed. 

Queen Elizabeth II Windsor and Alexis (Lovelace) Nelson are both descendants of Jane (Talbot) Bowes (abt.1537-).

by Alexis Nelson G2G6 Pilot (552k points)
I am also a descendant of Sir George Bowes and Jane (Talbot) Bowes.
According to a document of St Mary's Abbey York, the Bowes family descend from William Bowes (in Latin: Guillermus Arcubus). He got his name because he was an officer in charge of 500 archers. He was a kinsman of Alan Rufus, in whose Richmondshire lands Bowes Castle was built.
Shonda, I love your photo of  Rhea Ellen Shrigley. She is beautiful.
Geoffrey, thank you for the information on Bowes Castle.

Thank you so much, Alexis! She was my great grandmother, and unfortunately I never had the chance to meet her. She died in a car accident one month before my twin and I were born. crying

Shonda, I very seldom comment on photos other than the ones in the weekly Challenges,  but her photo is so lovely—I am so glad you have it.

Me too! Thank you. heart

+15 votes
I am most closely connected to Queen Elizabeth II at 24 degrees.
by Samantha Thomson G2G6 Pilot (151k points)
+17 votes
17 degrees to Queen Elizabeth II, both through her mother and through "cousin Meghan" as I'm going to call Meghan Markle when I show up at her house unannounced for a holiday dinner.  Okay, it's only 6th cousin once removed...

No other cousins closer than 13th, unless you count Kevin Bacon, a 5th cousin twice removed.  There are a couple of grandfathers, but so far back that millions of people could say the same.
by Steve Ryan G2G6 Mach 3 (34.2k points)

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+15 votes
Closest to Queen Elizabeth 10th C1XR
by Lisa Ankrum G2G6 (8.6k points)
+14 votes
by Jennifer Robins G2G6 Pilot (138k points)
+14 votes

Not surprisingly the closest connection is to our Queen at  21 degrees

33 degrees from Mohammed VI Alaouite

22 degrees from Karl Johan av Sverige

35 degrees from Noor Bin Talal

41 degrees from Karolus Magnus Carolingian

28 degrees from Agustín Cosme Damián Iturbide Arámburu

32 degrees from 今上 天皇

33 degrees from William de Normandie

21 degrees from Elisabeth Wittelsbach von Österreich-Ungarn

28 degrees from Leka I Zogu

26 degrees from Kevin Bacon and 

26 degrees from Marion Ceruti 

As usual most of my connections are via one my maternal great aunts in New Zealand, but interestingly my connection to 今上 天皇 is via Yoko Ono and John Lennon and then ancestors on the Isle of Wight. The first time I have noticed a connection through that branch.

by Martin Honor G2G6 Mach 2 (24.7k points)
+14 votes
I'm posting on my android from London. Can't pass this up as we will be attending Trooping in celebration of ERII's jubilee! So, as best I can recall:

1. Queen Elizabeth and I are 17th cousins

2. Charlemagne is my 33rd GGF

3. William the Conqueror is my 28th GGF  

4. Leka I is my 9th cousin

5. Kevin Bacon is my 9th/2r cousin
by Carol Baldwin G2G6 Pilot (639k points)
+15 votes
24 degrees from Queen Elizabeth 2. I'm in America so I am very impressed with myself. :)
by Misty Geiser G2G1 (1.6k points)
+11 votes
  • Naruhito, Emperor of Japan - None, although related from marriage.
  • Noor, Queen of Jordan - Related through marriage also.
  • Charlemagne, Holy Roman Emperor  - 34th grand father
  • Agustín I, Constitutional Emperor of Mexico  - 23rd cousin, 5x removed
  • William the Conqueror, King of England   - 29th grand father
  • Elisabeth of Austria, Empress of Austria, Queen of Hungary and Queen consort of Croatia and Bohemia  - 12th cousin, 6x removed
  • Leka I, King of Albania -  28th cousin, 2x removed
And Queen Elizabeth II, 15th cousin 3x removed.
by Elaine Beaulieu G2G Crew (720 points)
+12 votes
My closest connection is Elisabeth of Austria, 19 degrees.  Charlemagne and William the Conqueror are ancestors, but show as more distant connections.
by K. Anonymous G2G6 Pilot (131k points)
+14 votes
My closest is 13 degrees from Elizabeth Wittelsbach von Oesterreich-Ungern (fourth cousin, five times removed) and 14 degrees from Elizabeth II (8th cousin, once removed and Karl Johan av Sweden.

Although he is not on the list, I have a closer connection to Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands at 11 degrees (fourth cousins, twice removed).  We share fourth great, grandparents.
by Roger Stong G2G6 Pilot (496k points)
+11 votes
My closest connection is 18 degrees from Agustin I, Constitutional Emperor of Mexico.  He is also a distant cousin--20th cousin, 3 times removed.

More relatives:

William the Conqueror--25th great grandfather

Charlemagne--34th great grandfather

Queen Elizabeth II--11th cousin, once removed

Leka I, King of Albania--11th cousin, once removed

Elisabeth of Austria--12th cousin, five times removed
by Cheryl Cruise G2G6 Mach 9 (98.1k points)
+10 votes
19 degrees from Leka I, King of Albania, 9th cousins once removed, MRCA Dorothy (Holloway) Wheeler

20 degrees from HM Queen Elizabeth II A. Windsor, 14th cousins once removed, MRCA Elizabeth (Heron) Tailboys

20 degrees from Elisabeth of Austria, Empress of Austria, Queen of Hungary, and Queen consort of Croatia and Bohemia, 16th cousins three times removed, MRCA Margaret (Audley) de Stafford

20 degrees from Karl XIV Johan, King of Sweden and Norway

22 degrees from Agustín I Constitutional Emperor of Mexico, 20th cousins three times removed, MRCA Fernando Alfónsez (Castilla) de Castilla

27 degrees from William the Conqueror, King of England, 26th great-grandfather

27 degrees from Nuruhito, Emperor of Japan

29 degrees from Noor, Queen of Jordan

33 degrees from Muhammad VI, King of Morocco

34 degrees from Charlemagne, Holy Roman Emperor, 32nd great-grandfather
by Mildred Gillett G2G6 Mach 2 (25.7k points)
edited by Mildred Gillett
+11 votes
It's a three-way tie for close connections this time around for me.  I am nearest, at 21 degrees each, to Queen Elizabeth II, King Karl of Sweden, and Agustin I, Constitutional Emperor of Mexico.  I am not related to King Karl, but Queen Elizabeth is my 13th cousin, twice removed, and Agustin I is my 20th cousin, 4 times removed.

Ancestors and cousins in this group:

William the Conqueror--27th great grandfather (uncertain)

Charlemagne--35th great grandfather (uncertain)

Elisabeth of Austria--10th cousin, 10 times removed

Leka I, King of Albania--18th cousin, twice removed
by Sean Delius G2G6 (9.4k points)
Queen Elizabeth, II, is the mother in law of my 11th half cousin, Princess Diana of Wales. Blake- 1890
16 degrees from Diana Frances (Spencer) Mountbatten-Windsor. Lady Diana is Frank's 11th cousin once removed. MRCA Jane (Puleston) Jones (abt 1565 - ?).
+11 votes
I am 35 degrees from Charlemagne through my mother - but 34 degrees from Charlemagne through my husband.

And that ignores that fact that my spouse and I are actually distantly related - 20th cousins 3x removed.

Our common ancestor was Charlemagne's grand-daughter Gisele.

Thus hubby and I are both related to most of the European Monarchs - including Queen Elizabeth II and Elisabeth of Austria.

My closest connections are 16 degrees from Elisabeth of Austria and 17 degrees from Queen Elizabeth 2 and Karl Johan of Sweden

Hubby's closest connections are 17 degrees from Elisabeth of Austria and 18 degrees from Queen Elizabeth 2 and Karl Johan of Sweden
by Robynne Lozier G2G6 Pilot (988k points)

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