Royally Thirsty? Meet Queen Elizabeth’s Distant Cousin Alexander

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Just when you were lamenting the fact that the two most eligible royal bachelors were off the market, there’s hope: Princess Alexandra’s grandson is a total heartthrob—and he just so happens to be a computer science and econ major at Brown University. (Yes, this means he’s stateside.)

His name? It’s Alexander Ogilvy. And while he’s a long way off from the throne, he is an heir, which means he can be found on the Buckingham Palace balcony hobnobbing with Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton from time to time. (Case in point: Trooping the Colour—he’s third from the right in the pic above—this year.)

Ogilvy’s relation to the queen can be explained like this: He’s the son of James and Julia Ogilvy and the grandson of Queen Elizabeth’s cousin, Princess Alexandra of Kent, making him a first cousin twice-removed from HRH.

Unlike other members of the royal clan, you can’t stalk him on Insta (his account @brogilvy is private, le sigh), but you can take a gander at his sister Flora’s IG, who posts shots with her adorable brother from time to time.

LYMI, Harry and William, but now that you’re both spoken for, the time has come to fantasize about the next royal wedding. (If we’re a part of it, that’s even more fun.)

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