Discovering the depth of my Royal Line
When I was around 8 my grandmother and aunt told me that my grandfather on my mother’s side is a direct parent to child descendant from Kings of England, beginning with the first recognized King of England, King Egbert of Wessex (802-838) and Europe. My direct line is from the Plantagenets.
While I thought that was great, I as a young boy didn’t really think much about it till my wife undertook to explore my lineage around 8 years ago. I had never told her anything of my royal lineage. As she researched this from more than one credible sourse, it became truly apparent of my royal line. Last year while visiting London we were invited to visit the shrine of Saint Edward the Confessor at Westminster Abby, where he and King Edward III,( my great grandfather a few times over) and their wives are buried. It was an emotional moment which I will never forget.
This endeavor began by my wife, Rebecca, to inform my children from my first wife, about their grandparents. My mother was a ballerina and an opera singer on broadway in New York and studied under George Balenchine and Juilliard’s. While my father was in the audience at a Broadway play, Song of Norway, he saw my mother on stage performing and after the show went backstage to meet her. They fell in love and the rest as they say is history.
So, this is my story to which I will always be grateful to my lovely wife, Rebecca.