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House of Windsor

Parent House

House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
House of Wettin

Founder

George V, King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions

Current head

Elizabeth II

Heir

Charles, Prince of Wales

Countries

United Kingdom
Canada
Australia
New Zealand
Antigua and Barbuda
Barbados
Belize
Grenada
St. Vincent and the Grenadiers
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Lucia
Solomon Islands
Tuvalu
The Bahamas
Jamaica

Titles

Monarch of the United Kingdom
Prince of Wales
Duke of Cornwall
Duke of Rothesay
Earl of Carrick
Earl of Chester
Baron of Renfrew
Lord of the Isles
Prince and Great Steward of Scotland
Duke of Cambridge
Earl of Strathearn
Baron Carrickfergus
Duke of York
Earl of Inverness
Baron Killeylagh
Earl of Wessex
Viscount Severn
Princess Royal
Duke of Gloucester
Earl of Ulster
Baron Culloden
Duke of Kent
Earl of St. Andrews
Baron Downpatrick

The House of Windsor was founded by Letters Pattent in 1917 under King George V, this to appeal to British subjects during World War I, due to the House's previous name Saxe-Coburg and Gotha was deemed too German. The House of Windsor is currently composed by the descendants of King George V and Queen Mary. It used to include male line descendants of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, the other lines having died out (e.g. the Connaught line, the Fife line and the Athlone line). The descendants of Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh (second son of Queen Victoria) belonged to the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, as he became reigning duke in 1893, and the descendants of Charles Edward, Duke of Albany (brother of Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone) also belong to the latter house as he too became Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

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