first cousin

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Buckingham Palace just announced the engagement of Lady Gabriella Windsor—daughter of Prince Michael of Kent, who is first cousins with Queen Elizabeth II—to her boyfriend Thomas Kingston, according to People. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Royal Family Just Announced Its Third Royal Wedding in a Year," 19 Sep. 2018 The Queen’s first cousins Prince Edward, the Duke of Kent (36th in line), and his younger brother, Prince Michael of Kent (47th in line), have long been regarded as the poor relations of the family. David Mcclure, Town & Country, "How Queen Elizabeth's Fortune Is Divided Among the Members of the Royal Family," 16 Feb. 2019 Steven also leaves behind beloved first cousin Dolores (Egnat) Weir, her husband Tom, and their children Cassie and Kyle. Hartford Courant, courant.com, "Steven S. Brooks," 3 July 2018 As for the recent royal wedding of first cousin Prince Harry, Beatrice more than surpassed her previous royal wedding look, says Anderson:. Monique Jessen, PEOPLE.com, "Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice's Former Stylist Reveals How They Transformed Their Style," 26 June 2018 Princess Eugenie is the first cousin of Meghan's husband, Prince Harry, and Princess Anne is the bride's aunt. Eileen Reslen, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle and Princess Anne Enjoy a Fun Chat at Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's Wedding," 12 Oct. 2018 Eugenie, the first cousin of Prince Harry and Prince William, is set to marry longtime boyfriend Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle—the same location Harry and Meghan had their wedding. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "How to Watch Princess Eugenie's Wedding," 19 Sep. 2018 Lady Gabriella is the daughter of Prince Michael of Kent, first cousin to Queen Elizabeth II, according to People. Andrea Park, Glamour, "Mark Your Calendars: Another Royal Wedding Is Happening," 19 Sep. 2018 The wedding in question: The wedding of William's first cousin, Peter Phillips, to Autumn Kelly in Windsor, England in 2008. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Prince William Claims to Remember a Wedding He Was Famously Not at and People Are Confused," 19 Aug. 2018

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first cousin

noun

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: a child of your aunt or uncle : a

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