Prince Carl Johan Bernadotte of Sweden, Count of Wisborg, was a member of the Swedish Royal family. He was descended from Victoria through his British mother, Princess Margaret of Connaught, who became Crown Princess of Sweden on her marriage to his father the Crown Prince (future King) Gustav VI Adolf.
He actually died back in May () but I was aware he was the last one, I just missed hearing about his death. You may have guessed by now that I'm interested in European royal genealogy.
In case I haven't sent to you all to sleep yet, did you know....
....that Queen Victoria descendants include five current reigning monarchs and would include yet another five from deposed/defunct monarchies?
It all came about because her daughters/granddaughters/great-granddaughters would often marry strategically into other European houses. I have dubbed it the 'Game of Thrones'. They were all related. They sometimes married their first-cousins. Victoria and Albert themselves were first-cousins. And so by the time you get to a few generations down it's all over the place.
The five monarchs descended from Victoria (all great-great-grandchildren) are:
Queen Elizabeth II of United Kingdom
King Harald V of Norway
King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
Queen Margarethe II of Denmark
King Juan Carlos I of Spain
The five former reigning monarchs descended from her are:
Germany (ended after WWI and defeat of Kaiser Wilhelm II)
Russia (ended after Revolution and death of Romanov family of Tsar Nicholas II)
Yugoslavia (ended after WWII with deposing of Peter II)
Romania (ended after WWII with deposing of Michael I)
Greece (ended in 1970s with deposing of Constantine II)
Also any number of German ducal houses such as Hohenlohe-Langenburg, Leiningen, the Landgraves of Hesse-Darmstadt and Hesse-Kassel, the Dukes of Hanover and Dukes of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (would have been Victoria but had to go through the male line to one of her sons)
Also descended for her is Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (he was a member of the Greek Royal Family) and is Elizabeth II's third-cousin. P.S. He isn't Greek at all - that entire family are actually Danish, they gave the throne to a son of King Christian IX.
Speaking of him....
It's the same story with him, King Christian IX of Denmark. His reigning descendants are of Denmark, Norway, United Kingdom, Belgium, Luxembourg, and formerly Greece and Romania.
Lesson over, thanks for listening. If you made it this far, I congratulate you.
It's a very obscure niche interest of mine.