Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex
Birth Name: Henry Charles Albert David
Place of Birth: Westminster, London, England, U.K.
Date of Birth: September 15, 1984
Ethnicity: English, European Royal (mostly), some Scottish, as well as German, Irish, French, Anglo-Irish, Hungarian, likely 1/128th Indian or 1/256th Indian, as well as smaller amounts of Dutch, Danish, Welsh, Belgian, Swedish, Swiss, Bohemian/Czech, Russian, Polish, Channel Islander/Jersey, possibly 1/256th Armenian
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex is an English royal. He is the son of Charles III, who has been King of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms, since 8 September, 2022, and of Diana, Princess of Wales, and the grandson of Elizabeth II, who was Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms, from 6 February, 1952 to 8 September, 2022, and of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His brother is William, Prince of Wales, the heir apparent to the British throne. His nephew is Prince George of Wales. His stepmother is Camilla, Queen consort of the United Kingdom.
His maternal great-grandmothers were ladies-in-waiting to his paternal great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.
Prince Harry’s ancestry is (approximately) 35% English, along with 29% “Royal,” 14% Scottish, 5% German, 3% Irish, 3% French, 3% Anglo-Irish, 2% Hungarian, and smaller amounts (to varying degrees) of Indian, Dutch, Danish, Welsh, Belgian, Swedish, Swiss, Bohemian/Czech, Russian, Polish, and Channel Islander [Jersey]. Prince Harry is widely believed by DNA researchers to have a matrilineal ancestor, Eliza Kewark, who was Indian, or of Armenian (paternal) and Indian (maternal) descent; if this is the case, it would make Prince Harry of 1/128th or 1/256th Indian ancestry.
Prince Harry and his wife share a common ancestor in the 1500s; the details of this remote genealogical relation can be seen here.
Prince Harry’s paternal grandfather was Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (the son of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alice of Battenberg). Prince Harry’s grandfather Prince Philip was born in Mon Repos, Corfu, Greece, although he was not of Greek ancestry. He was a Prince of Greece and Denmark, both. He was in the line of succession to the throne in both countries as the patrilineal grandson of George I of Greece, and great-grandson of George I’s father, Christian IX of Denmark. Prince Harry’s great-grandfather Prince Andrew was born in Old Royal Palace, Athens, Kingdom of Greece, the son of George I of Greece, who was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, and was King of the Hellenes, from 30 March, 1863 to 18 March, 1913; and of Olga Constantinovna of Russia, who was born in Pavlovsk, Russian Empire. Prince Harry’s great-grandmother Princess Alice was born in Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England, the daughter of Prince Louis of Battenberg, 1st Marquess of Milford Haven, who was born in Graz, Austrian Empire, and of Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine, who was born in Windsor Castle.
Prince Harry’s paternal grandmother was Elizabeth II (the daughter of George VI, and of Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon). Queen Elizabeth II was born in Mayfair, London. Prince Harry’s great-grandfather George VI was born in York Cottage, Sandringham House, Norfolk, United Kingdom, and was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, from 11 December, 1936 to 6 February, 1952. He was the son of George V, who was born in Marlborough House, London, and was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, from 6 May, 1910 to 20 January, 1936, and Emperor of India, from 11 December, 1936 to 15 August, 1947; and of Mary of Teck, who was born in Kensington Palace, London. Prince Harry’s great-grandmother Lady Elizabeth was born in Hitchin or London, England, the daughter of Claude Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, and of Cecilia Bowes-Lyon, Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne.
Prince Harry’s maternal grandfather was Edward John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer (the son of Albert Edward John Spencer, 7th Earl Spencer, and of Lady Cynthia Elinor Beatrix Hamilton Spencer). Prince Harry’s grandfather Edward was born in Paddington, London. Albert was born in London, the son of Charles Robert Spencer, 6th Earl Spencer, and of The Honorable Margaret Baring. Lady Cynthia was born in London, the daughter of James Albert Edward Hamilton, 3rd Duke of Abercorn, and of Lady Rosalind Cecilia Caroline Bingham.
Prince Harry’s maternal grandmother was The Honourable Frances Roche (the daughter of Edmund Maurice Burke Roche, 4th Baron Fermoy, and of Ruth Sylvia Gill Roche, Baroness Fermoy). Frances was born at Park House, Sandringham, Norfolk. Edmund was born in Chelsea, London, the son of James Boothby Burke Roche, 3rd Baron Fermoy, whose father was born in Cork, Ireland; and of Frances Ellen/Eleanor Work, who was born in New York City, New York, U.S., to parents from Chillicothe, Ross, Ohio. Ruth was born in Dalhebity, Bielside, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, the daughter of William Smith Gill and Ruth Littlejohn.
Genealogy of Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (through Prince Harry’s brother, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge) – http://www.wargs.com
Genealogies of Prince Harry’s paternal grandparents, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Elizabeth II – https://www.findagrave.com
CNN article on Prince Harry’s likely Indian mitochondrial DNA line – http://www.cnn.com
Article about Prince Harry’s ancestor, Eliza Kewark – https://www.telegraphindia.com