You are unlikely to believe me when I tell you that I am directly descended from English kings through both my father and my mother.
Through my Irish grandfather I am possibly descended from the Emperor Charlemagne and the Baron of Loughmoe in County Tipperary (the Poms destroyed our castle and removed the title in the 17 th Century..)
We are sure that you (or some of you) instinctively knew that we were special, not quite hoi polloi. There is proof – all will be revealed soon!
As you will see, We (that is me) are double blue blooded, through Her Majesty my mother and His Majesty my father…. so you won’t mind if we sit above you at dinner?
Lineage to Kings of England: *
my father → 23 generations (mostly Scots)
→ John Lackland, King of England 1166
→ Henry III of England his son
→Edward I “Longshanks”, King of England his son
→ Edward II of England his son → 19 generations, mostly Dutch
→ my Grandmother
With royal blessings and good wishes
Malachy of Mbabane
Duke of Queensland.
P.S. Please do not stand on ceremony, no more than a bow/curtsy once a day will suffice …
Perhaps an Induna’s headring would be more appropriate, to signify our family’s extensive sojourn in Africa….?
Genealogy can be of great interest. My daughter (she denies she wishes to be recognised as a Princess) gave me an Ancestry spit test kit for Christmas. So the evidence will soon be in.
Timing is everything of course – is it serendipity that Prince Harry had decided to go and hide in Canada with his dusky Duchess? – There is now a glaring hole in the line-up… I hope they hurry up with my spit test, so I can send it on to Cousin Lilibet.
(* as reported by Ancestry.com)