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From: "Leo" <>
Subject: re HRH Catherine Duchess of Cambridge
Date: Sun, 1 May 2011 00:37:29 +1000
Thanks to William Addams Reitwiesner and Michael J. Wood, I have been
able to record some 6,441 ancestors for Kate Middleton.
Well, with all of that there must be someone at gen-medieval who can
improve on Leo, and find royalty in the lineage of HRH Catherine,
Duchess of Cambridge, Countess of Strathearn and Baroness
-------Amongst the 6,441 ancestors there are quite a few monarchs.
Charles VI of France, Edward III of England, Charles V of France, Edward II of England, Jean II of France, Edward I of England, Philippe IV of France, John the Blind of Bohemia, Henry III of England, Philippe III of France, Enrique I of Navarre, Charles II of Naples, Emperor Heinrich VII, Pedro III of Aragon, Afonso IV of Portugal, John of England, Alfonso IX of Leon, Llywellyn Fawr of Wales, Emperor Jean de Brienne, Louis VIII of France, and many more, don't forget William the Conqueror and Charlemagne..
As she also descends from Mary Boleyn, there is a chance she also descends from Henry VIII, Henry VII and Edward IV of England.
A few years ago Ian Fettes and I produced a book "Plantagenet Cousins" a collection of descendants of Geoffrey of Anjou (father of King Henry II) and Catherine Middleton is one of those descendants.
With best wishes,
Leo van de Pas,