This is a demo site dedicated to the British Royal Family. This site was created using MyHeritage.com. This is a great system that allows anyone like you and me to create a private site for their family, build their family tree and share family photos. If you have any comments or feedback about this site, please click here to contact me. Our family tree is posted online on this site! There are 223 names in our family site. The site was last updated on Dec 6 2017, and it currently has 13 registered member(s). If you wish to become a member too, please click here. Enjoy!
Michael Middleton's father was commercial pilot and RAF officer Capt. Peter Francis Middleton (1920–2010). He studied English at New College, Oxford and after leaving in 1940 served as a RAF fighter pilot during the Second World War. Commissioned as a pilot officer (on probation) in the RAFVR on 9 March 1941, He was confirmed in his rank and promoted to flying officer (war-substantive) on 9 March 1942. In May 1942, he was posted to No 37 Service Flying School in Calgary, Canada where he spent two-and-a-half years as an instructor, training Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster pilots, receiving a promotion to flight lieutenant (war-substantive) on 9 March 1943. After joining the reservist 605 Squadron at Manston, near Ramsgate in Kent, in August 1944, Middleton flew a de Havilland Mosquito fighter bomber, nudging the wings of unmanned German V1 flying aircraft to divert them from hitting London. After the war, Middleton joined British European Airways as a pilot, but remained in the reconstituted RAFVR, receiving a reserve commission as a flying officer on 12 August 1949. Promoted to flight lieutenant on 1 March 1951, he relinquished his reserve commission on 12 August 1959.
On a two-month tour of South America in 1962, Prince Philip piloted 49 of the tour's 62 flights with Peter Middleton as his co-pilot. He sent Middleton a letter of thanks and a pair of gold cufflinks. British Pathe newsreel captured Middleton and Prince Philip during the tour. Middleton met his granddaughter's fiancé, Prince William, on his 90th birthday and William attended Middleton's funeral in November 2010.
Michael's mother, Valerie Glassborow (1924–2006) worked at the Second World War Government Code and Cypher School (GC&CS) in Bletchley Park, along with her twin sister, Mary. Codebreaking penetrated the secret communications of the Axis Powers – most importantly the German Enigma and Lorenz ciphers and is the birthplace of the world's first programmable, digital, electronic computer: Colossus. Her Bletchley Park colleague and friend, Lady Body (née Marion Graham), recalled in 2014 that she had shared a "rather special moment" with Valerie: "Our superior officer, Commander Williams, came into the room smiling and he said, ‘Well done, girls. A signal has been intercepted from Tokyo to Geneva and it's the signal that the Japanese are surrendering'. He told us that a message has gone to the King and the Prime Minister but that it could not be announced until Geneva has sent on the message to London." End Quote
In this section, we see that he knew Prince Philip and he used the wing tip of his airplane to roll V1 Rockets off course so they would not hit London. A Google Search for
peter middleton prince philip
turns up images of both together. The Card that seems like an ID card is actually Peter's Visa to visit Brazil. If you look for more images, you will find many. Search for just Peter Middleton and you find there are two prominent ones, Kate's grandfather and the Chief Executive of Barclay's Bank. I see a lot of sites with the color picture of Sir Peter Middleton the financier.
I was in awe of Kate's grandmother Valerie Glassborow. Bletchley Park was such an important part of the defeat of the Axis Powers in WW II.
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Through Olive and many maternal lines, you can find Edward III. The British Genealogist Anthony Adolph wrote an article that was meant to show that while Kate Middleton was not born Royal, she had Royal Blood lines. It is a very long piece. The genealogy part doesn't start until you scroll down 16 screens to the heading
THE ROYAL ANCESTRY OF H.R.H. THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE AND H.R.H. PRINCE GEORGE OF CAMBRIDGE In the pedigrees below, each generation is listed in order: each person listed is the offspring of the one above, and parent of the one below.
There are several trees listed in this article. The next one is
THE FAIRFAX ANCESTRY OF ANTHONY ADOLPH
THE FAIRFAX ANCESTRY OF GUY RITCHIE
THE FAIRFAX ANCESTRY OF H.R.H. PRINCE WILLIAM
THE FAIRFAXES IN AMERICA
PRINCESS CATHERINE’S COUSINSHIP WITH PRESIDENT GEORGE WASHINGTON
PRINCESS CATHERINE’S COUSINSHIP WITH THE LATE QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER
These genealogy's were not complete with spouses and dates. To get the whole story you need to do a lot of further research. Still, it's a start. I think I filled in all the blanks in about 10 hours of work, maybe less.
You can find this article at URL
There was a Wikipedia entry called
Ancestry charts of Diana Spencer and Catherine Middleton
But the powers that be at Wikipedia decided that this was not proper Wikipedia information, so they deleted it. I'm kicking myself for not saving this document to my hard drive. There were so many good things about it. Not the least of which was that over half of the names had links to the person's Wikipedia page. While the original Charts had about 150 names, I added another 150 names to my tree by listing the collateral family members from the Wikipedia pages. Still, knowing these collateral names, I can still advance my tree by Wikipedia, Google , Bing, Yahoo and other search engines. I had referenced this article numerous times to members of my site. Now it's not there any more and I need to use Mr. Adolph's article for the same purpose. Mr. Adolph's article is much harder to use that the lost one.
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in the subject box so I know what you seek. I make offers to help several times a week on multiple subjects. A lot of my help offers come back with, "Yes, I want every thing you have on this." They don't include the subject and I have no Idea what they want.