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Re: Family Tree - How is Nicholas related to Queen Victoria?
« Reply #30 on: October 13, 2016, 04:11:45 PM »
You have stated the ways they were related by marriage. By blood, they were distant cousins. Nicholas didn't descend from Victoria, and his mother was a daughter of Christian IX of Denmark, not Victoria. The closest blood relationship that I can think of (off the top of my head) between Nicholas and Victoria is that Nicholas is thrice the Great-Great-Great-Great Grandson of George II of Great Britain, and Victoria is the Great-Great Granddaughter of George II of Great Britain. This would make Nicholas and Victoria third cousins twice-removed.

George II of Great Britain - Frederick, Prince of Wales - George III of the United Kingdom - Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn - Victoria of the United Kingdom

George II of Great Britain - Louise of Great Britain - Princess Louise of Denmark and Norway - Princess Louise Caroline of Hesse-Kassel - Christian IX of Denmark - Marie Feodorovna (Dagmar of Denmark) - Nicholas II of Russia

George II of Great Britain - Princess Mary of Great Britain - Landgrave Charles of Hesse-Kassel - Princess Louise Caroline of Hesse-Kassel - Christian IX of Denmark - Marie Feodorovna (Dagmar of Denmark) - Nicholas II of Russia

George II of Great Britain - Princess Mary of Great Britain - Landgrave Frederick of Hesse-Kassel - Langrave William of Hesse-Kassel - Louise of Hesse-Kassel - Marie Feodorovna (Dagmar of Denmark) - Nicholas II of Russia

Phew! I know it's so difficult to work out all the many interwoven familial relationships between royalty but it just takes time. Hope I helped :)
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Re: Family Tree - How is Nicholas related to Queen Victoria?
« Reply #31 on: October 13, 2016, 06:44:45 PM »
The closest relationship between Nicholas II and Q Victoria is 2nd cousin 3 times removed, through Duke Charles II of Mecklenburg-Strelitz and Elizabeth of Saxe-Hildberghausen.

That also makes them both cousins to the Prussian royal house, as Kaiser Wilhelm I was Duke Charles's grandson. So Kaiser Wilhelm was Q Victoria's second cousin, and Nichols II's great grand nephew. Nicholas's great grandmother was Kaiser Wilhelm's sister Charlotte, who married Grand Duke Nicholas, later Tsar Nicholas II. Wilhelm and Charlotte's mother was Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Duke Charles II's daughter, who married Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia.