Fact Check: NO Evidence Many Members Of Royal Families Of Europe Have Undergone 'Elite Gender Inversion'

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  • by: Alexis Tereszcuk
Fact Check: NO Evidence Many Members Of Royal Families Of Europe Have Undergone 'Elite Gender Inversion' Just Photos

Do photos of members of European royal families prove that they are transgender and part of a purported "Elite Gender Inversion"? No, that's not true: There is no publicly available evidence that the monarchs of various European countries are transgender men or women and the photographs and the audio on the video give no evidence for the claim that anyone pictured changed their gender.

The claim appeared in a video (archived here) where it was published on TikTok on May 30, 2023, with the caption, "ELITE GENDER INVERSION (EGI)." It opened was a narrator saying:

I had a paper some months back where I looked at some of the royal families of Europe going back over the last hundred years, Oh they jump out at you, the male qualities, they're actually comical.

This is what the post looked like at the time of writing:

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(Source: TikTok screenshot taken on Mon Jun 5 16:12:33 2023 UTC)

The four-minute video consists of a series of slides that show pictures of various members of royal families -- and some business and political leaders -- implying that they are transgender. The caption "ELITE GENDER INVERSION (EGI)," is a conspiracy theory that believes a cabal of international elites are changing their gender in order to prey upon child victims.

There is no evidence presented in the images or the narration that proves that any of the people were or are either transgender women or transgender males. The narrator of the video is Jeremy James, and the short clip on TikTok appears in a video posted on YouTube where he made the claims about the "New World Order," the "Occult," and "Elite Gender Inversion," in 2018. He begins speaking about the royals at 59:54.

"Jeremy James" appears to be the pseudonym of Robert Pye, a prominent Irish conspiracy theorist. Here is an article James wrote titled, "The Irish are Being Told Appalling Lies about Covid," which included emails sent by "Robert Pye," to Irish officials with COVID-19-related Freedom of Information requests that were denied. The Internet Archive has a series of "Papers published by Jeremey James/Robert Pye," with both names dating back to 2009.

The first person shown in the video is Queen Maud of Norway who was the daughter of the Prince and Princess of Wales and the granddaughter of Queen Victoria in England. In 1986 she married Prince Carl of Denmark and they had one child, Prince Alexander who became King Olav V. There is no evidence she transitioned or changed genders.

Princess Elena of Greece and Denmark, also known as Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia, is the second person in the video. There is no proof shown in the photos that the mother of three daughters was transgender.

Queen Margrethe of Denmark, a mother of two, is the third woman on the video and no confirmation is given that she was transgender.

There is nothing shown or shared in the video that proves any of people pictured are or were transgender, or to substantiate the claim in any way.

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  Alexis Tereszcuk

Alexis Tereszcuk is a writer and fact checker at Lead Stories and an award-winning journalist who spent over a decade breaking hard news and celebrity scoop with RadarOnline and Us Weekly.

As the Entertainment Editor, she investigated Hollywood stories and conducted interviews with A-list celebrities and reality stars.  

Alexis’ crime reporting earned her spots as a contributor on the Nancy Grace show, CNN, Fox News and Entertainment Tonight, among others.

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