The Royal House of Washington
With the election of George Washington as the first King of the United States in 1789, the first Royal Household Name took his surname.
|1||George I||February 22, 1732||April 30, 1789||Queen Martha (Dandridge Custis)||December 14, 1799|
The Royal House of Lee
Because George I had no natural children of his own, and the last of his step-son died during the Revolutionary War, George I turned to an old friend and war colleage, Henry Lee III, known as 'Light Horse Harry' during the war. His name was placed in nomination with the death of George I in 1799 by the congress and he was confirmed the following year. The Royal House Name took his own, as the Royal House of Lee.
|2||Henry I||January 29, 1756||December 14, 1799||Queen Anne (Hill Carter)||March 25, 1818|
|3||George II||November 8, 1798||March 25, 1818||Queen Lucy (Penn Taylor)||March 21, 1871|
|4||George III||March 8, 1848||March 21, 1871||Queen Louise (Caroline Alberta Saxe-Coburg-Gotha)||February 18, 1916|
|5||Henry II||July 9, 1849||February 18, 1916||Queen Lillian (Elizabeth Ashdown-Vanderbilt)||August 1, 1923|
|6||Matilda||March 23, 1889||August 1, 1923||William, Duke of Abercromby||July 30, 1959|
The Royal House of Abercromby-Lee
Princess Matilda married William James Thompson-Abercromby in 1914 and became the Duchess of Abercromby. When her father, King Henery III died in 1923, she was nominated and became the first (and to date only) Queen Regent of the United States. When she died in 1959 her second son, Prince George Henry, became King George IV. As the last of the Lee males had died in 1923, the new Royal Household name became Abercromby. King George IV changed the name to Abercromby-Lee in 1976 to honor his family heritage.
|7||George IV||December 18, 1919||July 30, 1959||Queen Margaret (Reed Thompson McCullough)||August 26, 2009|
|8||Matthew||May 4, 1979||August 26, 2009||none||Incumbent|