What you see as the Royal British family is only a tiny part of a gargantuan cluster of families, consisting of three core Bloodlines called Welfen, Wettiner and Reginare. You’ve probably never even heard of these names. The Welfen go back to at least the year 800. All the major Royal lines in Europe had tried to be the successors of the fallen Western Roman empire. The alliance of Welfen, Wettiner and Reginare hated the French and the Austrians. In 1714 George I. became the Welfen King of Britain and this was already the age of science. With the scientific organisation “Royal Society” and its sister organization of British Freemasonry it was possible to transform the empire into the age of fake enlightenment. The British colonial Empire became much more successful than the French and the Austrians and the Germans. Technically the British Royal family is German. It’s true names are not Windsor and Mountbatten, but Hessen-Darmstadt, Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg and Sachsen Coburg and Gotha.
For the longest time, Germany was not a unified empire, but rather a patchwork of different little kingdoms, principalities and so on. Some of these parts of Germany were run by Welfen, Wettiner and Reginare.
The Queen is now dead, it’s a global mega-story and everyone is commenting on it in accordance to the standard political ideologies, with little actual knowledge of the aristocracy. It is common for influencers, when unfamiliar with an issue, to provide an interpretation that follows the basic lines of their ideology.
The Left tends to be neutral to hostile towards the Royal Family. The Queen represents the tradition of colonialism and imperialism, which is supposed to be overtaken by socialism. The left still does not understand how early socialism was infiltrated by aristocratic secret police units. The British upper class controlled modern social democracy through the Fabians, the LSE etc., with the intention of giving the Empire a more modern face. Many famous socialists from history were likely informants and assets of aristocratic intelligence. Even Karl Marx married into an aristocratic family and had suspicious mentors and contacts.
The political center in the sense of enlightened democracy is neutral to positive toards the Royals. Because the British colonial empire was faster than competing empires in transforming laws and social structures. People do not understand that Britain, through the Royal Society and British Freemasonry, has been administering the Enlightenment since King George I, because the era of science had come and it was no longer advantageous to keep 90% of the citizens as peasant serfs. Modern empires needed schools, universities and industrial production. Even all the famous German poets, thinkers and musicians of the Enlightenment were sponsored by noble families related to the British throne.
The right-wing conservative spectrum is often positive towards the Royals because the Royals exude consistency and tradition. However, the British upper class also controls the left spectrum and the top of science, i.e. progress. The European Union is the more visible attempt to continue the old Roman Empire, but for the average citizen this means over-taxation and over-regulation.
Libertarians are attracted to the nobility partly because they fear socialism more than the rightwing. However, the nobility represents the opposite of freedom and the secret history of modern capitalism was different than what libertarians know. With the money, the secret services, the military, and the science of the Royal Society, the big corporations could be created and disguised as the private ventures of rising oligarchs.
So far, the conspiracy ideologues have had a negative attitude towards the Royals. Ironically, modern conspiracy literature was largely created by British intelligence to fool their competitors in Austria and Germany.
All of these common ideologies were more or less established during the Enlightenment phase to transform the Anglo-Empire. The high-ranking, privileged citizens, who loyally served the nobility, wanted almost no change. They became the Conservatives. Poor peasants and workers who had nothing to lose wanted to change everything and became the socialists. Those who wanted to change only half of the circumstances became the Enlightenment Democrats. Just as the aristocracy could control the new fake big capitalism with its resources, it was also possible to dominate the new political sphere with standard secret intelligence methods. From then on, the citizens argued among themselves and felt politically represented.
In principle, the political ideologies are based on the three great revolutions that supposedly heralded the end of classic aristocratic imperialism: America, Russia, China. Reconstructing the Intelligence level back then changes everything.
King George VI shared secret documents with Princess Elizabeth, who was then 23 years old, as early as 1950. Prime Minister Clement Attlee provided her with detailed notes from the Cabinet, classified as “Top Secret”. She also received State Department documents. Her private secretary was Baron Martin Charteris; Member of the Privy Council and decorated with the most elite orders. It was such a family affair that he wasn’t even formally screened and approved for the post. He just got the job. This is how true multi-generational intelligence vetting and networking works. His grandfather had been Deputy Lieutenant of the Crown. Martin served in military intelligence and worked closely with Maurice Oldfield, later MI6 chief.
In October 2012, the BBC’s Panorama program reported that Oldfield had been linked by Operation Midland and a Metropolitan Police whistleblower to the child abuse scandal at the Elm Guest House, which allegedly involved senior MPs and security personnel. The investigation ended without charges, and in 2017 Oldfield was acquitted of all allegations of child molestation at the Elm Guest House and elsewhere. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_Oldfield
Princess Elizabeth grew up with her cousin, Margaret Rhodes, who worked for MI6. Elizabeth’s father was very close to the secret services and her uncle was directly involved in covert operations during the war. The royal family communicated with the political government via new encrypted telephones; Elizabeth was codenamed 2519.
She fell in love with Prince Phillip of the House of Mountbatten (actually Hessen-Darmstadt or Denmark or Schleswig-Holstein). His notorious uncle, Lord Louis Mountbatten, had been Supreme Allied Commander in Southeast Asia. While Phillip came from the usual family background, there was a PR problem: All of his three sisters had married German princes during the Nazi era.
The domestic secret service Mi5 had to provide special protection for the big wedding, because the nobility had many enemies who tried to infiltrate the catering circles in the run-up to the big event.
When the Yugoslav dictator Tito fell out with the Russians, he visited London and was the first to greet Prince Phillip. A target for the KGB, Tito was not allowed to ride in the same vehicle as the royals, the public was barred from the ride and thousands of police were deployed to secure the route.
Elizabeth kept a low profile, although she became heavily involved in such Cold War affairs. Every evening at seven o’clock she received a red leather-clad box containing top-secret diplomatic cables, notes from cabinet meetings, and intelligence memos. The Queen also always received the first copy of the weekly summary from the intelligence services. Even in the event of war, she could have accessed any information, no matter how secret, on condition that the documents were burned after reading. She was considered very orderly in handling documents and returned the government papers that were not destroyed without any gaps. Who in her family read the documents is of course a secret. In the morning there were additional meetings at Buckingham Palace with diplomats, heads of the secret service, high-ranking politicians and military officers. Tuesday afternoons were reserved for secret meetings with the prime ministers.
The role of the governmental intelligence structures was also to ensure that the nobles did not flaunt their status too much. So Phillip had to be monitored at every turn because he pursued similar fun pastimes as his notorious Uncle Louis. Elizabeth’s second son, Andrew Duke of York, later indulged in a highly embarrassing scandal with a young lady procured by Jeffrey Epstein.
The Royal Family already knew in 1948 that Anthony Blunt was a KGB spy. Elizabeth was ahead of her own Prime Minister, Alec Douglas Home, on the matter. Blunt was “flipped,” meaning he had to work against the Soviets in exchange for immunity from prosecution.
Phillip’s uncle Louis Mountbatten became chairman of the armed forces and was given access to all American secrets about nuclear weapons. After visiting Toronto with Aunt Olga, sister of Russian Tsar Nicholas II, he met with the head of the Strategic Air Command. Britain’s Blue Streak missile program was plagued by technical problems and so it turned to the American Skybolt missiles.
During Elizabeth’s reign, the British colonial empire in its classic form had ended and was being carried on in a covert form, requiring extensive covert operations. In 1995, Elizabeth and Philipp visited GCHQ’s headquarters in Cheltenham, responsible for electronic espionage
The Queen of England receives briefings from GCHQ, similar to the NSA in the US. GCHQ grew out of Naval Intelligence. Their relatives from Hessen-Darmstadt traditionally provided the Lords of the Admiralty, i.e. the leadership of the Navy. And countless relatives are big animals in the economy.
After the end of the Soviet Union, the royals played a crucial role in the new relations with Russia and Eastern Europe. In principle, the KGB was allowed to create a fortune in the City of London and various tax havens.
Brian Fall, the British ambassador to Moscow, has been hailing royal visits to signal support for Yeltsin. The embassy’s Francis Richards, who later became GCHQ chief, was able to move around St. Petersburg and met with the mayor, one Vladimir Putin. The latter soon acquired a Tsarist-era palace and it is possible that he descended from the noble Putiyatin clan. In a recent book on the KGB and the money transfers to the City of London, author Catherine Belton recounts that a high-level source confirmed a visit by a very young Putin to a Russian-born princess in Hesse-Darmstadt who belonged to the Metternich clan had married.
Spies are Crown Servants. The first chief of MI6 Mansfield Cumming considered himself in the service of the king, not the prime minister. King George VI knew all the secrets during World War II; from the D-Day plans to the codebreakers at Bletchley Park. MI6 chief Stewart Menzies was the stepson of the king’s equerry and perhaps a king’s illegitimate child. Queen Elizabeth made a former MI5 chief, Andrew Parker, Lord Chamberlain in the Royal Household in 2021. Special Branch was created because of attempted assassination attempts against Queen Victoria. Network of noble bases throughout Europe.
Louis Mountbatten and the Russians
Louis Mountbatten was the uncle of Prince Philip, husband of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II. Louis was considered a Marxist and promoted the Soviet Union. Some Western politicians and intelligence officials considered him a traitor who was being blackmailed by Russia. His real name is Hessen-Darmstadt and he was therefore part of the family of the tsars.
If you take a closer look at Britain, it is quite clear that the high nobility controlled the Enlightenment from the start, because the old form of an empire no longer had a future. If an average of 90% of subjects are peasant serfs and the nobility celebrates their rule as the official state ideology, then that might work in the Middle Ages or in antiquity, but not in the age of science from the 1700s onwards.
The most important vehicles for the “enlightened” transformation were the scientific organization “Royal Society” and the associated British Freemasonry, which had been constituted by King George I in 1717.
A modern empire had to make the ruling power structures appear complicated with intricate political front organizations. Citizens should have the impression that they are being represented politically by politicians and parties. You could pick one of the ready-made ideologies and you could loudly and publicly complain about the situation. Citizens should be angry with the representatives of an opposing ideology. Citizens were no longer required mostly for farming, but were brought into the schools, universities and factories to produce technology for the Empire.
Before there were the modern government intelligence agencies of the 20th century, private family intelligence agencies existed within the vast family clusters. In order to reconstruct the extent and the competence and the operations of these noble secret services, one cannot quickly and conveniently evaluate a few boxes of files, or consult a few books, but this work is extremely time-consuming and almost nobody touches this field.
At the top of the hierarchy there was most likely a council of clan chiefs and one level below the family intelligence service, whose members eventually spread halfway across the world. The inner order of these two organizations would have determined how much someone really had a say and could decide. So someone who outwardly bore the title of king was not necessarily one of the most powerful individuals in the clan structure. It was perhaps relatively useful for the purpose of obscuring the actual structure if the king drew attention to himself and constantly quarreled with the parliaments. The nobility controlled the cadre for the military, the universities, the judiciary and other institutions that could be used to filter who was allowed to make a bigger career. It is noticeable that the older high nobility repeatedly used younger, lower noble families and also non-noble families over generations, which had to prove themselves. Winston Churchill, for example, can be traced back to the Dukes of Marlborough who faithfully served the Guelphs for centuries. We know this principle from 20th-century modern intelligence agencies that used background checks on newly recruited agents going back several generations.
You can’t realy separate politicians from the Aristocracy in Britain.
If you’re looking for highly critical, investigative literature about the power of the British royal family and their extended family, you pratically won’t find anything. The book War of the Windsors: A Century of Unconstitutional Monarchy provides some background, but does not constitute a systematic examination of the larger royal power structures. There are some decent works on Britis colonialism, but without revealing the vast intelligence background.
A lot of overly positive and trivial things about the Windsors are printed.