List of longest-living members of the British royal family

Twenty-seven members of the British royal family[a] have lived to the age of 80 years or older since the Acts of Union 1707 established the Kingdom of Great Britain. These British royal family members consist of two centenarians, eight nonagenarians, and 17 octogenarians. Of the British royals who have lived to 80 years or longer, 20 have been women and seven have been men. Seventeen of the 27 royals aged 80 or older have been members of the British royal family by blood and 11 have been members through marriage. Of the royals to reach the age of 80 or older, only Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh (1776–1857), was a member of the British royal family by both blood and marriage. Four of the British royals who lived 80 years or longer were deprived of their British peerages and royal titles in 1919 under the Titles Deprivation Act 1917 as the children or spouses of enemies of the United Kingdom during World War I and are indicated below with asterisks (*).[7]

The longest-living member of the British royal family has been Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester (1901–2004), who lived 102 years and 309 days.[8][9][10] Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester became the oldest ever member of the royal family when she surpassed the age of 101 years and 238 days in 2003, the age at which Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (1900–2002) died in 2002.[8][9][11] Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother had previously set the record of being the longest-living British royal in 1998 when she surpassed the age of 97 years and 313 days, the age of Princess Alice of Albany (1883–1981) when she died in 1981.[12] Princess Alice of Albany is also the longest-living member by blood and was the last surviving grandchild of Queen Victoria (1819–1901) and Albert, Prince Consort (1819–1861).[13] The current oldest living member of the British royal family is Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (born 1921), who is the fourth longest-living British royal and the longest-living male British royal.[14] Prince Philip became the longest-serving royal consort in 2009.[15][16] The United Kingdom’s current reigning monarch, Elizabeth II (born 1926), is presently the sixth longest ever living British royal family member, the longest-living British monarch, and, since September 2015, the longest ever reigning British monarch.[17][18]

List of British royal family members by lifespan

Rank Name[b] Portrait Relation Lifespan[c] Duration
By To From To (days) (years, days)
1 Princess Alice,
Duchess of Gloucester
Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester Marriage Prince Henry,
Duke of Gloucester

[19]
25 December 1901
[19]
29 October 2004
[19]
37,564 102 years, 309 days
2 Queen Elizabeth
The Queen Mother
Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Marriage George VI
[20]
4 August 1900
[20]
30 March 2002
[20]
37,128 101 years, 238 days
3 Princess Alice
of Albany
Princess Alice of Albany Blood Prince Leopold,
Duke of Albany

[21]
25 February 1883
[21]
3 January 1981
[13]
35,741 97 years, 313 days
4 Prince Philip,
Duke of Edinburgh

[d]
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh Marriage Elizabeth II
[15][16]
10 June 1921
[15][16]
Present 35,711 97 years, 282 days
5 Princess Augusta
of Cambridge
Princess Augusta of Cambridge Blood Prince Adolphus,
Duke of Cambridge

[24]
19 July 1822
[24]
5 December 1916
[25][26]
34,472 94 years, 139 days
6 Elizabeth II Elizabeth II Blood George VI
[18][27]
21 April 1926
[18][27]
Present 33,935 92 years, 332 days
7 Prince Arthur,
Duke of Connaught
and Strathearn
Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn Blood Victoria
[28]
1 May 1850
[28]
16 January 1942
[29]
33,497 91 years, 260 days
8 Princess Louise Princess Louise Blood Victoria
[30]
18 March 1848
[30]
3 December 1939
[31]
33,496 91 years, 260 days
9 Augusta,
Duchess of Cambridge
Augusta, Duchess of Cambridge Marriage Prince Adolphus,
Duke of Cambridge

[32]
25 July 1797
[33]
6 April 1889
[33]
33,492 91 years, 255 days
10 Prince George William
of Cumberland
*
Blood Prince Ernest Augustus
of Cumberland
*
[6][34]
25 March 1915
[34]
8 January 2006
[34]
33,162 90 years, 289 days
11 Marie,
Duchess of Cumberland
and Teviotdale
Marie, Duchess of Cumberland and Teviotdale Marriage Prince George,
Duke of Cumberland
and Teviotdale

[35]
14 April 1818
[35]
9 January 1907
[35][36]
32,411 88 years, 270 days
12 Victoria Louise,
Princess Ernest Augustus
of Cumberland
*
Victoria Louise, Princess Ernest Augustus of Cumberland Marriage Prince Ernest Augustus
of Cumberland
*
[37][38][39]
13 September 1892
[39]
11 December 1980
[40]
32,230 88 years, 89 days
13 Princess Patricia
of Connaught
Princess Patricia of Connaught Blood Prince Arthur,
Duke of Connaught
and Strathearn

[41]
17 March 1886
[41]
12 January 1974
[42]
32,077 87 years, 301 days
14 Princess Beatrice Princess Beatrice Blood Victoria
[43]
14 April 1857
[43]
26 October 1944
[44]
31,971 87 years, 195 days
15 Katharine,
Duchess of Kent
Katharine, Duchess of Kent Marriage Prince Edward,
Duke of Kent

[45]
22 February 1933
[46]
Present 31,436 86 years, 25 days
16 Queen Mary Queen Mary Marriage George V
[47]
26 May 1867
[48]
24 March 1953
[49]
31,348 85 years, 302 days
17 Prince George,
Duke of Cambridge
Prince George, Duke of Cambridge Blood Prince Adolphus,
Duke of Cambridge

[50]
26 March 1819
[50]
17 March 1904
[51]
31,037 84 years, 357 days
18 Victoria Adelaide,
Duchess of Albany
*
Victoria Adelaide, Duchess of Albany Marriage Prince Charles Edward,
Duke of Albany
*
[52]
31 December 1885
[53]
3 October 1970
[53]
30,956 84 years, 276 days
19 Prince Edward,
Duke of Kent
Prince Edward, Duke of Kent Blood Prince George,
Duke of Kent

[54][55]
9 October 1935
[54][55]
Present 30,477 83 years, 161 days
20 Princess Beatrice
of Edinburgh
Princess Beatrice of Edinburgh Blood Prince Alfred,
Duke of Edinburgh

[56]
20 April 1884
[56]
13 July 1966
[57]
30,033 82 years, 84 days
21 Princess Alexandra
of Kent
Princess Alexandra of Kent Blood Prince George,
Duke of Kent

[58][59]
25 December 1936
[58][59]
Present 30,034 82 years, 84 days
22 Victoria Victoria Blood Prince Edward,
Duke of Kent
and Strathearn

[60][61]
24 May 1819
[60][61]
22 January 1901
[61][62]
29,828 81 years, 243 days
23 George III George III Blood Frederick,
Prince of Wales

[63]
4 June 1738
[63]
29 January 1820
[63][64]
29,823 81 years, 239 days
24 Princess Mary,
Duchess of Gloucester
and Edinburgh
Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh Blood &
Marriage
Born to George III;
Married to
Prince William Frederick,
Duke of Gloucester
and Edinburgh

[65][66]
25 April 1776
[66]
30 April 1857
[66][67]
29,589 81 years, 5 days
25 Queen Alexandra Queen Alexandra Marriage Edward VII
[68]
1 December 1844
[69]
20 November 1925
[70][71]
29,573 80 years, 354 days
26 Princess Alexandra
of Cumberland
*
Princess Alexandra of Cumberland Blood Prince Ernest Augustus,
Duke of Cumberland
and Teviotdale
*
[72][73]
29 September 1882
[72][73]
30 August 1963
[72]
29,554 80 years, 335 days
27 Prince Ernest Augustus,
Duke of Cumberland
and Teviotdale

[e]
Prince Ernest Augustus, Duke of Cumberland Blood George III
[75]
5 June 1771
[75]
18 November 1851
[75][76]
29,385 80 years, 166 days
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