The British Royal Family were the family of the kings and queens of the United Kingdom.


The Royal Family had the blood mutation haemophilia which had also been called the "royal disease". The Tenth Doctor jovially suggested this was actually werewolf cells which Queen Victoria had passed to her children. He further suggested they might eventually mature in the 21st century. (TV: Tooth and Claw)

Tsarina Alexandra of Russia had relatives in the British Royal Family, with whom she shared regular correspondence. During the First World War, the British feared this risked bringing the Royal Family into disrepute, as Alexandra also regularly wrote to a high-ranking brother in Germany. In December 1916, Kit Powell, a British spy, was sent on a mission to St Petersburg to assess any threat. He ultimately found that, although the Russians faced internal difficulties, the British Royal Family was in no immediate danger. (PROSE: The Wages of Sin)

The Royal Family was at the centre of a national scandal in 1936 when King Edward VIII announced his intention to marry the American Wallis Simpson. The Sixth Doctor and Winston Churchill exposed his part in a pro-Nazi coup while under the influence of the Players and he was forced to abdicate. (PROSE: Players) His brother succeeded him as King George VI on 12 May 1937. (PROSE: Wolfsbane)

On 8 May 1945, VE Day, the Royal Family appeared alongside Churchill on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to address the jubilant crowds celebrating the end of the Second World War in Europe. (AUDIO: Churchill Victorious)

In the 1970s, an anti-monarchist and anarchist, Derek Pole, attempted to carry out the assassination of Princess Mary as part of a plan to bring down the incumbent government. Under the Ragman's influence, Mary killed Pole instead, but retained no memory of the incident. (PROSE: Rags)

In early 2005, two members of the Royal Family were killed as a result of ICIS' attacks on the UK. (AUDIO: The Longest Night)

In 2006, following the crash of the Slitheen craft in Westminster, the Royal Family were evacuated, leaving the country with no head of state. (TV: Aliens of London) On Christmas that year, all people with the blood type A+ were under the Sycorax's blood control. This included the Royal Family. (TV: The Christmas Invasion)

Over the years, people identified numerous suspects as Jack the Ripper, including members of the Royal Family. (PROSE: The Pit) Amy Pond had been sure it was someone from the Royal Family. The Eleventh Doctor blamed this on movies and said it made the truth look less far-fetched in comparison. (COMIC: Ripper's Curse)

In a timeline where The True History of Planets told the history of dogworld, the Royal Family were deposed by poodles in 1974. (PROSE: Mad Dogs and Englishmen)

When Earth was threatened with solar flares in the 29th century, the British Royal Family became the monarchs of the UK's population on Starship UK. Liz Ten was queen of Starship UK until at least the 52nd century. (TV: The Beast Below, The Pandorica Opens)

Albert was a 43rd century descendant of the Royal Family. (AUDIO: The Mutant Phase)

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