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Sunday, May 28, 2006

George Askew: Big Brother contestant's Royal connections

Big Brother's George Askew is a 5th cousin of Princes William and Harry, and a kinsman of former Celebrity Big Brother's "Ordinary Boy" Preston. Young George is a great-nephew of the late 6th Duke of Sutherland, and a nephew of Lady Faringdon, a member of the Royal Household....
Prince William and Gerge Askew have a double family connection - through the Prince of Wales and through Diana Princess of Wales. George and Wills are 5th cousins via their descent from Devon landowner John Bulteel, an ancestor of Diana, and 6th cousins once removed in their descent from the 3rd Duke of Portland, an ancestor of Prince Charles.

George Askew and Prince William are 4th cousins several times removed of the Celebrity Big Brother contestant Preston, of the 'Ordinary boys'

Here's some lines of descent...

Charles, 2nd Earl Grey=Mary Ponsonby
Hon George Grey=Jane Stuart
Frederick Grey=Mary Greenstock
Ursula Grey=Alec Murray Preston
Anthony Preston=Miranda Hynes
Samuel Preston (b. 1982)=engaged to the ubiquitous Chantelle Houghton

and--

Charles, 2nd Earl Grey=Mary Ponsonby
Lady Elizabeth Grey=John Bulteel
John Bulteel=Euphemia Parsons
Beatrix Bulteel=4th Earl of Durham
Lady Violet Lambton=4th Earl of Ellesmere
Lady Susan Egerton=Major John Askew
Henry Askew=
George Askew (b. 1986)

and....

Charles 2nd Earl Grey
Lady Elizabeth Grey=John Bulteel
Louisa Bulteel=1st Lord Revelstoke
Hon Margaret Baring=6th Earl Spencer
7th Earl Spencer=Cynthia Hamilton
8th Earl Spencer =Frances Roche
Lady Diana Spencer=Prince of Wales
Pfrince William (b. 1982)

and.....

3rd Duke of Portland, Prime Minister
Lady Charlotte Cavendish-Bentinck
Harriet Greville
2nd Earl of Ellesmere
3rd Earl of Elelsmere
4th Earl of Ellesmere
Lady Susan Egerton
Henry Askew
George Askew

and......

3rd Duke of Portland
Lord William Cavendish Bentinck
Rev. Charles Cavendish-Bentinck
Nina Cecilia Cavendish-Bentinck
Lady Elizabeth Bowes Lyon
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
HRH The Prince of Wales
HRH Prince William of Wales


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