And, Steven, I assume that the photographs (plural) that were regularly published in the 1970s of the Queen with all of the descendants of George V, in Royal surrounds, were made at her command and, in turn command, our attention when considering who SHE considers to be included in the Royal Family.
So far, without evidence, Daniel has proposed that the Royal Family comprised those people on the Civil List, and then you and he propose those people with an HRH, again, without any basis.
I am not aware of any definitive source which defines the Royal Family, but the Queen's annual practice of inviting all of the descendants of the sons of George V to a family lunch is a bit hard walk past. You'll note, in this regard, that she has never included her Bowes-Lyons relatives, even those to whom she was extremely close, in the lunch. She seems concerned with a Royal Family rather than a more nebulous concept of the Queen's family, to which Daniel alluded.
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