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Old 08-09-2013, 10:02 PM
 
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Elizabeth II is definitely british ancestry, she has typical british features I wouldnt her for any other ethnicity, and also she is rather short and dark brunette, features definitely more common among british women than german ones.
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Old 08-10-2013, 02:27 PM
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Elizabeth II is definitely british ancestry, she has typical british features I wouldnt her for any other ethnicity, and also she is rather short and dark brunette, features definitely more common among british women than german ones.
Not all German people have a sterotyped German look. Consider Bavaria where most natives are darker haired and shorter. Elizabeth II's family tree has a tremendous amount of German heritage in it. She doesn't have to be a blond or have other "typical" features to fill the bill.
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Old 08-12-2013, 01:38 PM
 
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Chinese emperor you say? Can you explain that? I find that to be far fetched for some reason.
Never heard that one at all,that's a new one. Since my mother's people were Magyars, and when you think about Tamerlane,Genghis Khan and his invading hordes, it's more likely that I would be related to Attila the Hun or old Genghis than Elizabeth is related to some chinese emperor.
Who said that I think was drinking a bit too much ale.
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:14 PM
 
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Elizabeth II is definitely british ancestry, she has typical british features I wouldnt her for any other ethnicity, and also she is rather short and dark brunette, features definitely more common among british women than german ones.
Actually, while Elizabeth's hair darkened as she became an adult, it was light blonde when she was a child, a trait which was passed along to her daughter Anne and granddaughters Zara Phillips and Lady Louise Windsor (with reinforcement from Prince Philip and Louise's mother, Sophie, Countess of Essex).

I believe the Queen is of average height - perhaps she has lost an inch or two over the years, but photos of her with other people taken in her youth show her to be about the same height as the majority of the women of her age.
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:16 PM
 
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It has been stated here several times that Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, was "English". She was not - she was a Scot.
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Old 08-13-2013, 01:15 AM
 
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Elizabeth II is definitely british ancestry, she has typical british features I wouldnt her for any other ethnicity, and also she is rather short and dark brunette, features definitely more common among british women than german ones.
Queen Elizabeth II has ancestry from many countries. A large amount of her ancestry is German and Danish so they must have typical British features as well. In fact all the Royal families of Europe are related to each other.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancestry_of_Elizabeth_II
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Old 08-13-2013, 05:14 AM
 
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George V was a German.
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Old 08-14-2013, 09:45 AM
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It has been stated here several times that Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, was "English". She was not - she was a Scot.
Good call.

Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 08-16-2013, 02:13 AM
 
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Good call.
Bad Call

The ancestry of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon is well know. She was almost all English and only a little part Scottish, Her father did have a Scottish title, the Earldom of Strathmore and Kinghorne which he inherited in 1904, but he was very English as was her mother.

77.5390625% English
12.5000000% Anglo-Irish
05.17578125% French
03.12500000% Irish
0.87890625% Scottish
0.78125% Dutch
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:16 AM
 
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In any case Prince Albert did live half his life in Germany and he died 150 years ago. Prince Phillip has Germanic roots, but he has lived in the UK for about 70 years.

If they were politicians this distant genealogical past would not even be a question. Even the USA is considering changing to constitution to permit people who are not "native born" to run for president.

Madeleine Korbelová Albright (born May 15, 1937) was the first of three woman to become the United States Secretary of State. She is fluent in English, French, Russian, and Czech; she speaks and reads Polish and Serbo-Croatian as well. Many people felt that having lived in Czechoslovakia until the age of 11 should not disqualify her as a candidate for President of the United States. Some people would favor a change to a 20 year residency requirement.
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