But Felipe also descends from her younger sister Maria Queen of Portugal.
Apparently 554 times
The intricated lines of the Trastamaras, Bourbons and Habsburgs...
: According to the roglo-database, King Felipe
: VI descends no less than 2929 times from
: Isabel la Catolica!
: Ranging from being a 16th generation
: descendant to a 21st generation descendant!
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: 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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