For what it is worth there are some notable Orthodox who are relations of the British Royal Family (The Prince Consort...raised Orthodox, converted to marry, but I believe he continues to cross himself orthodox fashion. His mother became an Orthodox nun and had an Orthodox chapel in the palace. Prince Charles has made several trips to visit the Orthodox monastic republic of Mt. Athos. The New Martyr Grand Duchess Elizabeth was (I believe) a niece or cousin of Queen Victoria. Also...after that little dustup in Hastings, the children of King Harold fled to the protection of the Slavs. One married a daughter of Prince Vladimir and their son became a monk and a saint who preached around present day Slovakia. Other English joined the elite Varangian Guard the Greek Emperor which was composed principally of germanic mercenaries (English, Scandinavians, Germans, etc.). So...historically there are definitely connections.
As for other advice given, I completely echo the advice of making contact with a priest and visiting the monastery in Essex, God willing. Also don't give up. God is faithful...doors will open in due season. When I converted the nearest church to me was 2000 km away....and that's the one I went to and was baptized at after having to wait three years to find contacts and enter catechesis.