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List of British royal consorts

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A royal consort is the spouse of a reigning king or queen. Consorts of monarchs of the United Kingdom and Great Britain have no legal status or power but many have had significant influence.[1] There have been 11 royal consorts since Britain's union of the crowns in 1707, eight women and three men.

The current consort is Queen Camilla. She became queen when her husband, Charles II, became king on 8 September 2022.

List of consorts

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Picture Name Arms Birth Marriage Became consort Coronation Ceased to be consort Death Burial place Time as consort Spouse
Prince George of Denmark and Norway 2 April 1653
Son of Frederick III of Denmark and Norway
and Duchess Sophie Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg
28 July 1683 1 May 1707

Creation of the Kingdom of Great Britain; previously English / Scottish royal consort since her husband became king, 8 March 1702
Not crowned 28 October 1708

55 years, 209 days
Westminster Abbey 1 year, 180 days Anne
Princess Caroline of Brandenburg-Ansbach 1 March 1683
Daughter of John Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach
and Princess Eleonore Erdmuthe of Saxe-Eisenach
22 August 1705 11 June 1727

Husband became king
11 October 1727 20 November 1737

54 years, 172 days
10 years, 162 days George II
Princess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

19 May 1744
Daughter of Duke Charles Louis Frederick of Mecklenburg, Prince of Mirow
and Princess Elisabeth Albertine of Saxe-Hildburghausen
8 September 1761 8 September 1761

Married the king
22 September 1761 17 November 1818

74 years, 126 days
St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle 57 years, 70 days George III
Princess Caroline of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel 17 May 1768
Daughter of Charles William Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
and Princess Augusta of Great Britain
8 April 1795 29 January 1820

Husband became king
Not crowned 7 August 1821

53 years, 72 days
Brunswick Cathedral 1 year, 190 days George IV
Princess Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen 13 August 1792
Daughter of Georg I, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen
and Princess Louise Eleanore of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
13 July 1818 26 June 1830

Husband became king
8 September 1831 20 June 1837

Husband died
2 December 1849

56 years, 311 days
St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle 6 years, 359 days William IV
Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha 26 August 1819
Son of Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
and Princess Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
10 February 1840 10 February 1840

Married the queen
Not crowned 14 December 1861

42 years, 110 days
St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle then Frogmore Mausoleum 21 years, 307 days Victoria
Princess Alexandra of Denmark 1 December 1844
Daughter of Christian IX of Denmark
and Princess Louise of Hesse-Kassel
10 March 1863 22 January 1901

Husband became king
9 August 1902 6 May 1910

Husband died
20 November 1925

80 years, 354 days
St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle 9 years, 104 days Edward VII
Princess Victoria Mary of Teck 26 May 1867
Daughter of Francis, Duke of Teck
and Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge
6 July 1893 6 May 1910

Husband became king
22 June 1911 20 January 1936

Husband died
24 March 1953

85 years, 302 days
25 years, 259 days George V
Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon 4 August 1900
Daughter of Claude Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
and Cecilia Cavendish-Bentinck
26 April 1923 11 December 1936

Husband became king
12 May 1937 6 February 1952

Husband died
30 March 2002

101 years, 238 days
15 years, 57 days George VI
Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark 10 June 1921
Son of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark
and Princess Alice of Battenberg
20 November 1947 6 February 1952

Wife became queen
Not crowned 9 April 2021

99 years, 303 days
69 years, 62 days Elizabeth II
Camilla Shand 17 July 1947
Daughter of Bruce Shand
and The Hon. Rosalind Cubitt
9 April 2005 8 September 2022

Husband became king
6 May 2023 Incumbent

Age: 77 years, 5 days
Living 1 year, 319 days Charles III

References

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  1. Tudor and Stuart consorts : power, influence, and dynasty. Aidan Norrie. Cham, Switzerland. 2022. ISBN 978-3-030-95197-9. OCLC 1336986822.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link) CS1 maint: others (link); Bogdanor, Vernon (1995). The monarchy and the constitution. Oxford: Clarendon Press. ISBN 978-0-19-152089-1. OCLC 344061919.; Queens & power in medieval and early modern England. Carole Levin, R. O. Bucholz. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. 2009. ISBN 978-0-8032-2278-6. OCLC 316765760.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: others (link)

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