How “German” is the new king?

Because I saw this on Twitter, and it really exemplified something I’d been wanting to do, just about every time English media call the royal family German… (I’m using where the birth place is located today – since the further out we get, the more the borders of Europe changes.)

King Charles III:

Born in: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

Parents born in: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿💑 🇬🇷

Grandparents born in: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿💑🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 – 🇬🇷💑🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

G grandparents born in: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿💑🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿- 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿💑🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿- 🇩🇰💑🇷🇺- 🇦🇹💑🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

G g grandparents born in: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿💑🇩🇰- 🇭🇷💑🇩🇪- 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿💑🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿- 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿💑🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿- 🇩🇪💑🇩🇪- 🇷🇺💑🇩🇪- 🇩🇪💑🇵🇱- 🇩🇪💑🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 – First generation with people born in what is today’s Germany.

When we get to the 6th step backwards, we’re also repeating people, and we’re also getting the same people on different steps. I was originally going to go back to I got to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, but:

One: Prince Philip’s great grandfather was Christian IX of Denmark (incidentally, born in Germany). But, because his daughter Alexandra married into the British Royal family, she and her parents are on the same step of the g g grandparents, and it would really be a mess going even further back.

Two: The first flag on the last line of flag emojis, and the last flag – the two English flags, are two of Victoria and Albert’s children – and going another step back there would also mean they would be repeated both in the start and the finish of the line. (And then my head started to hurt.)

In addition to that, once we get further and further back – the birth places of the less royal people in the line-up, become more difficult to track and verify.

Eh, it amused me enough to write the post anyway. (Which isn’t anything to scoff at since it has been a whole pandemic since the last time I posted anything here.)

By Anne

Anne is a librarian by day. By night, she reads. She knits. She watches movies and television shows. She enjoys board games. And posting on royal related forums.

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