I imagine there are many lines through which Felipe is a descendant of Isabel, who had 15 adult grandchildren, and who is also an ancestor shared by every reigning King, Queen, Grand-Duke and Prince in Europe, not only of Felipe.
: or Isabel, my first proper introduction to
: European royalty was reading about Catherine
: of Aragon and her extraordinary mother in
: Antonia Fraser's Six Wives of Henry VIII.
: She conjured up an image of the glory of the
: Spanish monarchy which has stuck with me, I
: am so glad that the current King is
: readopting some of the glamour and old
: I'm looking forward to the Spanish State
: Visit and I am going to try my best to try
: and see the King and Queen with Queen
: Elizabeth II, I am assuming there will be a
: carriage ride down The Mall.
: This may be a terribly dumb question but am
: I correct in thinking that the King of Spain
: is one one of Isabella's descendants? I know
: the male line of Isabella's descendants died
: out but I presume it still exists in the
: female line?
: Time permitting it would be fantastic if the
: King or Queen could visit the grave of
: Catherine of Aragon, who remains along with
: her main rival, the two most famous Queens
: of England, although Catherine's memory is
: much more popularly regarded.
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