Are the Windsors English?

Are the Windsors English?

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I have had some confusion about this. In the express. Co. UK Article about the name change of the British Royal Family it said:

"For example, Queen Elizabeth I had no heirs and the crown passed to King James I of the House of Stuart, ending the Tudor dynasty's period on the throne.

When Queen Anne died in 1714 without heirs, the Stuart dynasty was replaced with the House of Hanover.

Although they are now known as the Royal House of Windsor, the current Royal Family were actually members of the German House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

Queen Victoria was the last monarch of the Royal House of Hanover. She was married Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, with whom she had nine children."

Did they change their German family name, because they hate the German?

Are the Windsors English?



Everything you say appears 100% correct. The current royal family are from the house of Windsor, though this is a name they adopted due to anti-german sentiment in Britain. The house had previously been a German house named "Saxe Coburg Gotha".

House of Windsor, wikipedia

The House of Windsor is the reigning royal house of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms. In 1901, the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (a branch of the House of Wettin) succeeded the House of Hanover to the British monarchy with the accession of King Edward VII, son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. In 1917, the name of the royal house was changed from the German Saxe-Coburg and Gotha to the English Windsor because of anti-German sentiment in the United Kingdom during World War I.1

Britannica encyclopedia

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House of Windsor, Britannica encyclopedia

The dynastic name Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (German: Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha, or Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha) was that of Victoria's German-born husband, Albert, prince consort of Great Britain and Ireland. Their eldest son was Edward VII. During the anti-German atmosphere of World War I, George V declared by royal proclamation (July 17, 1917) that all descendants of Queen Victoria in the male line who were also British subjects would adopt the surname Windsor.

Are the Windsors English? Yes, ever since Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary) was born 21 April 1926) the Windsors are now all born in England and not Germany, and are therefore 100% English citizens.

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