Sewells with Royal Connections
By Bob Sheldon
This article was originally published in the August 2001 edition of Soul Search, the journal of The Sole Society.
I came across the following family which appears in the book "Queen Victoria's Descendants" by Marlene A Eilers (published 1997) in our local library.
Charles Percy SEWELL born 22 Dec 1958 at Banbury, Oxfordshire, youngest son of Major Geoffrey Richard Michael SEWELL and Joan WILLIAMS-WYNN married 1 Feb 1985 at the Chapel Royal, St James Palace, London, Alice Louise Esther Margot HUNTINGTON-WHITELEY born 22 Jul 1961 at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, eldest daughter of John Miles HUNTINGTON-WHITELEY and Countess Victoria Adelheid Clementine Luise of CASTELL-RUDENHAUSEN.
Alice is the GGG-grandaughter of Queen Victoria via her son Prince Leopold, grandson Prince Charles Edward, G-grandaughter Princess Karoline Mathilde and GG-grandaughter Countess Victoria.
Charles and Alice have two children: Henry (Harry) Alexander SEWELL born 4 May 1988 at Horton Hospital, Banbury, and Benjamin (Benjy) Leopold SEWELL born 15 Jul 1990 at Horton Hospital.
So these two SEWELLS are GGGG-grandsons of Queen Victoria and 5th cousins of Prince William.
The photo is Prince Leopold with his wife Princess Helen of Waldeck and daughter Alice, 1883
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