Reigning Royalty Descended from Queen Victoria and King Christian IX

Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and King Christian IX of Denmark arranged the marriage between their eldest son and eldest daughter respectively, starting a trend in which their descendants were strategically married into royal houses all over Europe. Accordingly, she is often known as the "Grandmother of Europe" and he as the "Father-in-law of Europe" because many members of the various royal families of Europe are descended from them. In this quiz for royal history buffs, guess which monarchs, royal consorts, or future monarchs can count Queen Victoria, King Christian IX, or both as an ancestor.
First names are sufficient; you do not need to include titles in your guesses.
Some names will fill in more than one answer.
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First submittedDecember 26, 2017
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Belgium
Relation to Queen Victoria
Relation to King Christian IX
Royal House
Reign
Name
None
Great-Grandchild
Bernadotte
1934 - 1935
Queen Astrid of Sweden (consort of King Leopold III of Belgium)
None
Great-Great-Grandchild
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
1951 - 1993
King Baudoin
None
Great-Great-Grandchild
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
1993 - 2013
King Albert II
None
Great-Great-Great-Grandchild
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
2013 - Present
King Philippe
None
Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandchild
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Future
Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant
 
 
 
 
 
Denmark
Relation to Queen Victoria
Relation to King Christian IX
Royal House
Reign
Name
None
Child
Glücksburg
1906 - 1912
King Frederick VIII
None
Grandchild
Glücksburg
1912 - 1947
King Christian X
None
Great-Grandchild
Glücksburg
1947 - 1972
King Frederick IX
Great-Grandchild
None
Bernadotte
1947 - 1972
Queen Ingrid of Sweden (consort of Frederick IX of Denmark)
Great-Great-Grandchild
Great-Great-Grandchild
Glücksburg
1972 - Present
Queen Margrethe II
Great-Great-Great-Grandchild
Great-Great-Great-Grandchild
Glücksburg
Future
Frederick, Crown Prince of Denmark
Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandchild
Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandchild
Glücksburg
Future
Prince Christian, Count of Monpezat
 
 
 
 
 
Germany
Relation to Queen Victoria
Relation to King Christian IX
Royal House
Reign
Name
Child
None
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
1888
Empress Victoria, Queen of Prussia (born in the United Kingdom) (consort of Emperor Frederick III)
Grandchild
None
Hohenzollern
1888 - 1918
Emperor Wilhelm II
 
 
 
 
 
Greece
Relation to Queen Victoria
Relation to King Christian IX
Royal House
Reign
Name
None
Child
Glücksburg
1863 - 1913
King George I (born Prince William of Denmark)
None
Grandchild
Glücksburg
1913 - 1917 & 1920 - 1922
King Constantine I
Grandchild
None
Hohenzollern
1913 - 1917 & 1920 - 1922
Queen Sophia of Prussia (consort of King Constantine I of Greece)
Great-Grandchild
Great-Grandchild
Glücksburg
1917 - 1920
King Alexander
Great-Grandchild
Great-Grandchild
Glücksburg
1922 - 1924 & 1935 - 1947
King George II
Great-Grandchild
None
Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
1922 - 1924
Queen Elisabeth of Romania (consort of King George II of Greece)
Great-Grandchild
Great-Grandchild
Glücksburg
1947 - 1964
King Paul I
Great-Grandchild
Great-Grandchild
Hanover
1947 - 1964
Queen Frederica of Hanover (consort of King Paul I of Greece)
Great-Great-Grandchild
Great-Great-Grandchild
Glücksburg
1964 - 1973
King Constantine II
Great-Great-Grandchild
Great-Great-Grandchild
Glücksburg
1964 - 1973
Queen Anne-Marie of Denmark (consort of King Constantine II of Greece)
 
 
 
 
 
Luxembourg
Relation to Queen Victoria
Relation to King Christian IX
Royal House
Reign
Name
None
Great-Great-Grandchild
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
1964 - 2000
Grand Duchess Josephine Charlotte of Belgium (consort of Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg)
None
Great-Great-Great-Grandchild
Nassau-Weillburg
2000 - Present
Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg
None
Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandchild
Nassau-Weilburg
Future
Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg
 
 
 
 
 
Norway
Relation to Queen Victoria
Relation to King Christian IX
Royal House
Reign
Name
None
Grandchild
Glücksburg
1905 - 1957
King Haakon VII (born Prince Carl of Denmark)
Grandchild
Grandchild
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
1905 - 1938
Queen Maud of Wales (consort of King Haakon VII of Norway)
Great-Grandchild
Great-Grandchild
Glücksburg
1957 - 1991
King Olav V
Great-Great-Grandchild
Great-Great-Grandchild
Glücksburg
1991 - Present
King Harald V
Great-Great-Great-Grandchild
Great-Great-Great-Grandchild
Glücksburg
Future
Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway
Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandchild
Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandchild
Glücksburg
Future
Princess Ingrid Alexandra
 
 
 
 
 
Romania
Relation to Queen Victoria
Relation to King Christian IX
Royal House
Reign
Name
Grandchild
None
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
1914 - 1927
Queen Marie of Edinburgh (consort of King Ferdinand I of Romania)
Great-Grandchild
None
Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
1930 - 1940
King Carol II of Romania
Great-Great-Grandchild
Great-Great-Grandchild
Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
1927 - 1930 & 1940 - 1947
King Michael I
None
Great-Grandchild
Bourbon-Parma
Unofficial
Queen Anne of Bourbon Palma (born in France) (consort of King Michael I of Romania)
 
 
 
 
 
Russia
Relation to Queen Victoria
Relation to King Christian IX
Royal House
Reign
Name
None
Child
Glücksburg
1861 - 1894
Empress Maria Feodorovna (born Princess Dagmar of Denmark) (consort of Emperor Alexander III of Russia)
None
Grandchild
Romanov
1894 -1917
Emperor Nicholas II
Grandchild
None
Hesse-Darmstadt
1894 - 1917
Empress Alexandra Feodorovna of Hesse and by Rhine (Consort of Emperor Nicholas II of Russia)
 
 
 
 
 
Spain
Relation to Queen Victoria
Relation to King Christian IX
Royal House
Reign
Name
Grandchild
None
Battenberg
1906 - 1931
Queen Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg (born in the United Kingdom) (consort of King Alfonso XIII of Spain)
Great-Great-Grandchild
None
Bourbon
1975 - 2014
King Juan Carlos I
Great-Great-Grandchild
Great-Great-Grandchild
Glücksburg
1975 - 2014
Queen Sofia of Greece and Denmark (consort of King Juan Carlos I)
Great-Great-Great-Grandchild
Great-Great-Great-Grandchild
Bourbon
2014 - Present
King Felipe VI
Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandchild
Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandchild
Bourbon
Future
Leonor, Princess of Asturias
 
 
 
 
 
Sweden
Relation to Queen Victoria
Relation to King Christian IX
Royal House
Reign
Name
Great-Grandchild
None
Battenberg
1950 - 1965
Queen Louise of Battenberg (consort of King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden)
Great-Great-Grandchild
None
Bernadotte
1973 - Present
King Carl XVI Gustaf
Great-Great-Great-Grandchild
None
Bernadotte
Future
Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden
Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandchild
None
Bernadotte
Future
Princess Estelle, Duchess of Östergötland
 
 
 
 
 
United Kingdom
Relation to Queen Victoria
Relation to King Christian IX
Royal House
Reign
Name
Child
None
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
1901 - 1910
King Edward VII
None
Child
Glücksburg
1901 - 1910
Queen Alexandra of Denmark (consort of King Edward VII of the United Kingdom)
Grandson
Grandson
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (changed to Windsor in 1917)
1910 - 1936
King George V
Great-Grandchild
Great-Grandchild
Windsor
1936
King Edward VIII
Great-Grandchild
Great-Grandchild
Windsor
1936 - 1952
King George VI
Great-Great-Grandchild
Great-Great-Grandchild
Windsor
1952 - Present
Queen Elizabeth II
Great-Great-Grandchild
Great-Grandchild
Glücksburg
1952 - Present
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (born in Greece) (consort of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom)
Great-Great-Great-Grandchild
Great-Great-Grandchild
Windsor
Future
Charles, Prince of Wales
Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandchild
Great-Great-Great-Grandchild
Windsor
Future
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge
Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandchild
Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandchild
Windsor
Future
Prince George of Cambridge
 
 
 
 
 
Yugoslavia
Relation to Queen Victoria
Relation to King Christian IX
Royal House
Reign
Name
Great-Grandchild
None
Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
1922 - 1934
Queen Maria of Romania (consort of King Alexander I of Yugoslavia)
Great-Great-Grandchild
None
Karađorđević
1934 - 1945
King Peter II
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Level 60
Dec 30, 2017
Never have I seen any quiz with so many errors:

__ Astrid of Sweden – was of Sweden and then queen of Belgium

--- Ingrid of Sweden -- was princess of Sweden and then queen of Denmark

--- Sophia of Prussia -- was princess of Prussia and then Queen of Greece

__ Elisabeth of Romania – was princess of Romania, and then queen of Greece

__ Frederica of Hanover – was princess of Hanover, and then queen of Greece

__ Anne-Marie of Denmark - was rincess of Denmark, and then queen of Greece

__ Josephine Charlotte princess of Belgium and then Grand Duchess of Luxembourg

__ Maud of Wales, was princess of the UK and then queen of Norway

__ Marie of Edinburgh, was princess of the UK, and then queen of Romania

__ Anne was princess of burbon parma, and then queen of Romania

__ Alexandra Feodorovna of Hesse and by Rhine was princess and then Zarina of Russia

__ Victoria Eugenie was of Battenberg, princess and then queen of Spain

__ Sofia was princess of Greece and Denmark and then queen of Greece

__

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Level 45
Jan 3, 2018
All correct, glad to see you caught on to the pattern. You obviously noticed - though incorrectly identified it as a mistake - that when a monarch's consort was not originally a citizen of the country they later reigned over, I included the original territorial title by which they are often still known to history. These are not mistakes, you are mistaken. This was intentional to emphasize that many of these royal houses intermarried creating royalty that was really more international than representative of the country over which they reigned. Thanks for your comment.
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Level 45
Jan 3, 2018
You'll note that, in fact, each of the individuals you identified are all included under the correct country banner.
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Level 60
Jan 28, 2018
BUT: there was never a:

Queen Astrid of Sweden.. Queen Ingrid of Sweden.. Empress Victoria, Queen of Prussia.. Queen Sophia of Prussia .. Queen Elisabeth of Romania .. Queen Frederica of Hanover .. Queen Anne-Marie of Denmark .. Grand Duchess Josephine Charlotte of Belgium .. Queen Maud of Wales .. Queen Marie of Edinburgh .. and so on

the correct is, as you have one time: "Empress Maria Feodorovna (born Princess Dagmar of Denmark) (consort of Emperor Alexander III of Russia)"

ie: born princess off, later queen of....:

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Level 57
Jan 31, 2021
Don't forget about Queen Consorts!
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Level 68
Jan 23, 2021
Very interesting!

I think it's Baudouin with a u