The forgotten royals: the cousins, step-siblings, nieces & nephews you’ve never heard of who live lives fit for a king

CONSIDERING how we grow up learning all about the history of the Royal Family, chances are most Brits would be able to name the first few in the line of succession.

But while The Queen‘s immediate family mostly live their lives in the spotlight, there’s a whole host of step-siblings, nieces and nephews who enjoy all the perks of being royal without the same responsibilities.

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Fabulous takes a look back at the Royal Family’s ‘forgotten’ step-siblings, cousins, nieces and nephews[/caption]

Here Fabulous takes a look at the Royal Family‘s “forgotten” relations – and despite being private citizens, they still have lives fit for a King or Queen.

Arthur Chatto

Introducing The Queen’s great-nephew Arthur Chatto.

Although he grew up away from the media glare, Princess Margaret’s 22-year-old grandson still followed the royal tradition of attending Eaton like Prince Harry and Prince William.


Arthur Chatto is The Queen’s great-nephew[/caption]


He is a student at the University of Edinburgh[/caption]


Alongside his studies, Arthur is a personal trainer[/caption]

According to Tatler, Arthur – who is 26th in the line to the throne – is currently a student at the University of Edinburgh.

Arthur is the son of Lady Sarah Chatto, and his grandparents were Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon.

But alongside his studies, Arthur is working as a personal trainer and often shares his work-outs on Instagram.

Having gained over 222,000 followers, the gym buff often posts photos of his travels to far-flung locations – from the Swiss Alps to Greece.


He broke hearts when he posted a photo with his girlfriend in 2019[/caption]


Arthur is the son of Lady Sarah Chatto[/caption]

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Arthur and The Queen pictured in 2012[/caption]

What’s more, Arthur also appears to have taken after Kate Middleton‘s love of rowing and reportedly holds the World Record for being the youngest person to row around Great Britain.

Thanks to his large following, Arthur is an ambassador for mountain clothing brand Jöttnar and Elliot Brown Watches.

In 2019, Arthur broke hearts when he revealed he was in a relationship with fellow Lizzie Friend – although it’s unclear whether the young couple are still together.

Amelia Windsor


Amelia Windsor, 25, is a model[/caption]

Amelia’s grandfather is the Duke of Kent

Looking at Amelia Windsor‘s Instagram account, you wouldn’t guess that the 25-year-old is a member of the Royal Family.

Amelia – who’s the granddaughter of the Duke of Kent and is 39th in line to the throne – often shares super-glam photos of herself and her friends online.

Just this month, the royal – who likes to go by ‘Mel’ – has been posing up a storm around London as she promoted ethical clothing brand Edis Fashion and recycled accessories from BEEN London.

Like Arthur Chatto, Amelia studied French and Italian at Edinburgh University and now works as a full-time model – having previously posed for Dolce & Gabbana.

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Amelia pictured at the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston in 2019[/caption]

While on holiday in 2018, Lady Amelia Windsor broke with tradition by going topless on the beach in Ibiza.

But as she’s not a ‘working royal’ like Kate Middleton, Amelia – who reportedly has a tattoo reading ‘go hard or go home‘ – is allowed to have social media accounts.

That said, the model still occasionally makes an appearance at Royal events and attended the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston in 2019.

Laura Lopes


Prince William and Prince Harry have a step-sister Laura Lopes who is often at Royal events[/caption]


Laura is Camilla Parker-Bowles’ daughter from her first marriage[/caption]

Camilla Parker-Bowles’ daughter Laura Lopes first made her public debut with the Royal family at her mother’s wedding to Prince Charles in 2005, where she was seen cosying up to her new step-family.

Since then, Laura likes to live her life away from the Palace and the public eye, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t still pretty glamorous.

Laura is an established art curator and after working as a motoring correspondent for high-end magazine Tatler in 2001, she turned her attention to art galleries.

The Duchess of Cornwall’s daughter initially managed The Space Gallery, located in Belgravia, London, before going on to co-found and become gallery director of Eleven Fine Art for 11 years


She is known to be partial to a red carpet and is no stranger to rubbing shoulders with celebs (pictured above with Cat Deeley)[/caption]


Laura married husband Harry Lopes in 2006 in an Anne Valentine dress[/caption]

Now, she heads up her own exhibitions and is partial to the odd red carpet appearance too and has been known to rub shoulders with a celeb or two

Laura has previously attended major film premieres including the world premiere of James Bond movie Skyfall at the Tate Modern in 2012.

When she’s not taking on the art scene or red carpets, you can find Laura carrying out her parenting duties as she is mum to three kids.

She shares daughter Eliza, 13, and twin boys Gus and Louis, 11 with husband Harry Lopes.

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Laura’s daughter Eliza was a bridesmaid at Kate Middleton’s wedding[/caption]

Both William and Harry were guests at her wedding, with Laura making sure to attend both their weddings years later.

In fact, her daughter Eliza was a bridesmaid when William married Kate in 2011 and when Harry tied the knot with Meghan in 2018, Laura was among the guests in attendance.

Stephanie Phillips


Stephanie Phillips is half-sister to Zara Tindall and Peter Phillips[/caption]

As well as her brother Peter Phillips, the Queen’s granddaughter Zara actually has two half sisters.

Her father Captain Mark Phillips is also dad to Felicity, by a brief affair he had in 1985, and Stephanie Phillips from her father’s second marriage to Sandy Pflueger.

And judging by her social media Stephanie enjoys an equally flashy life to her royal sibling.

The 23-year-old event rider takes after her Hawaiian-born mum Sandy who was part of the US dressage team in the 1984 Olympics.

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Stephanie is close to her half-siblings and often joins them at riding events[/caption]

Similar to her older sister and step-mum Princess Anne, Stephanie is a fan of all things equine with her Instagram page littered with photos of her horses and riding events.

Like Zara, Stephanie is now a keen horsewoman having competed at Barbury International, Wellington International Horse Trials and the West Wiltshire trials and is now sponsored by saddle maker Voltaire.

Stephanie was also a flower girl at Peter and Autumn’s wedding in 2008 and Zara and Mike’s nuptials in 2011.

Despite her royal connections and public appearances, Stephanie grew up away from the limelight.

She attended Dean Close School in Cheltenham with fees costing almost £14,000 a term.

Since leaving uni Stephanie has enjoyed several exotic holidays, travelling to Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand and Croatia to name a few.

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