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George V of the United Kingdom. George V (George Frederick Ernest Albert; 3 June 1865 – 20 January 1936) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, from 6 May 1910 until his death.

George V of the United Kingdom

Mary of Teck. Mary of Teck (Victoria Mary Augusta Louise Olga Pauline Claudine Agnes; 26 May 1867 – 24 March 1953) was Queen of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Empress of India, as the wife of King-Emperor George V.

Mary of Teck

Although technically a princess of Teck, in the Kingdom of Württemberg, she was born and raised in England. Her parents were Francis, Duke of Teck, who was of German extraction, and Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge, a member of the British Royal Family. She was informally known as "May", after her birth month. Prince John of the United Kingdom. Prince John of the United Kingdom (John Charles Francis; 12 July 1905 – 18 January 1919) was the fifth son and youngest of the six children of King George V and his wife, Queen Mary.

Prince John of the United Kingdom

At the time of John's birth, his father was the Prince of Wales and heir apparent to the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom, Edward VII. In 1910, George succeeded to the throne upon Edward's death and John became fifth in the line of succession. In 1909, John was discovered to be afflicted by epilepsy and was also believed to suffer from some form of mental retardation or even autism. As his condition deteriorated, he was sent to live at Sandringham House and was kept away from the public eye. There, he was cared for by his governess, "Lala" Bill and befriended local children whom his mother had gathered to be his playmates. Prince John's seclusion has subsequently been brought forward as evidence for the inhumanity of the royal family. Biography[edit] Birth[edit] Early life and illness[edit] Death[edit] Prince George, Duke of Kent. The Prince George, Duke of Kent KG KT GCMG GCVO (George Edward Alexander Edmund; 20 December 1902 – 25 August 1942) was a member of the British Royal Family, the fourth son and fifth child of King George V and Queen Mary, and younger brother of Kings Edward VIII and George VI.

Prince George, Duke of Kent

He held the title of Duke of Kent from 1934 until his death in a military air-crash. His death, on 25 August 1942, marked the first death of a member of the Royal Family on active service for 500 years.[1] Early life[edit] Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark. Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent GCVO GBE CI (née Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark, Greek: Πριγκίπισσα Μαρίνα της Ελλάδος και της Δανίας; 13 December [O.S. 30 November] 1906[2] – 27 August 1968) was the wife of Prince George, Duke of Kent, the fourth son of King George V of the United Kingdom and Mary of Teck.[3] Princess Marina's marriage was the most recent occasion on which a foreign-born princess married into the British royal family.

Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark

Early life[edit] Prince Michael of Kent. Prince Michael of Kent GCVO KStJ (Michael George Charles Franklin; born 4 July 1942) is a grandson of King George V and Queen Mary, making him a cousin of Queen Elizabeth II.

Prince Michael of Kent

He is also the first cousin once removed of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and a great-great grandson of Tsar Alexander II of Russia and his first wife, Empress Marie Alexandrovna. Prince Michael occasionally carries out royal duties representing the Queen at some functions in Commonwealth realms outside the United Kingdom. Princess Michael of Kent. Princess Michael of Kent (Baroness Marie Christine Anna Agnes Hedwig Ida; née von Reibnitz; born 15 January 1945) member of the British Royal Family with German and Hungarian roots.

Princess Michael of Kent

She is married to Prince Michael of Kent, who is a grandson of King George V. Princess Michael is an interior designer and author, having published several books on the royal families of Europe. She also undertakes lecture tours, and supports her husband in his public work. The Kents do not officially carry out royal duties, although they have on occasion represented Queen Elizabeth II at functions abroad. Early life[edit] Through her mother, the Princess is a descendant of Diane de Poitiers,[2] mistress of Henry II of France,[3] and Catherine de' Medici,[4] Queen of France (his wife),[5] and also of painter Peter Paul Rubens.[6] Her father was a Nazi party member who had held the rank of Sturmbannführer or Major in the SS during the Second World War.[7] He moved to Maforga, Mozambique, after divorcing.

Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy. Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy KG GCVO[2] (Alexandra Helen Elizabeth Olga Christabel; born 25 December 1936) is the youngest granddaughter of King George V and Queen Mary.

Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy

She is the widow of Sir Angus Ogilvy. Prior to her marriage she was known as Princess Alexandra of Kent, being the first princess to use the territorial designation of Kent since her great-great-grandmother Princess Alexandrina Victoria of Kent's accession as Queen Victoria. Princess Alexandra carries out royal duties on behalf of her cousin, Queen Elizabeth II. As of January 2014, she is 45th in the line of succession to the thrones of 16 states; at the time of her birth in 1936, she was sixth.

Early life[edit] Angus Ogilvy. Sir Angus James Bruce Ogilvy, KCVO (14 September 1928 – 26 December 2004) was a British businessman, best known as the husband of Princess Alexandra of Kent, a first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II.[1] Ogilvy is also remembered for his role in a scandal involving the breaking of sanctions against the regime in Rhodesia in the 1970s in the Lonrho affair.

Angus Ogilvy

In later years he was heavily involved in charity work.[1] Early life[edit] Prince Edward, Duke of Kent. Prince Edward, Duke of Kent KG GCMG GCVO ADC(P) (Edward George Nicholas Paul Patrick; born 9 October 1935), is a grandchild of King George V and Queen Mary.

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent

Katharine, Duchess of Kent. Katharine, Duchess of Kent GCVO (Katharine Lucy Mary; née Worsley, born 22 February 1933), is the wife of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, who is a grandson of King George V and Queen Mary, and first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II. The Duchess of Kent gained attention for her conversion to Catholicism in 1994, the first senior Royal to convert publicly since the passing of the Act of Settlement 1701. The Duchess of Kent is strongly associated with the world of music, and has performed as a member of several choirs.

She is also well known as the presenter of trophies at the annual Wimbledon lawn tennis championships — a role she inherited from her mother-in-law, Princess Marina, and has since relinquished. As a known football fan, she also has attended — and presented the trophy - at more FA Cup finals than any other member of the Royal Family. She prefers to be known in her private life as "Katharine Kent", and has also expressed a preference for being known as "Katharine, Duchess of Kent". Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester. Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester KG KT KP GCB GCMG GCVO (Henry William Frederick Albert; 31 March 1900 – 10 June 1974) was a soldier and member of the British Royal Family, the third son of King George V and Queen Mary. He was appointed potential regent for his niece, Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II), when his brother, King George VI, came to the throne in 1936, and was required to stay in the United Kingdom until she came of age in case her father died and she ascended the throne as a minor.

The Duke served as a soldier for most of his life. He was also the 11th Governor-General of Australia, from 1945 to 1947. Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester. The Duchess of Gloucester and her husband on an Australian stamp in 1945. Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester GCB GCVO GBE CI (née Alice Christabel Montagu Douglas Scott; 25 December 1901 – 29 October 2004) was the wife and then widow of Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, the third son of George V and Mary of Teck. Princess Alice's niece, Princess Alexandra, who was likewise born on Christmas Day, shares the name Christabel in honour of their shared birth date.

Early life[edit] Prince William of Gloucester. Prince William of Gloucester (William Henry Andrew Frederick; 18 December 1941 – 28 August 1972) was a grandson of King George V of the United Kingdom. A Cambridge graduate, he joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, serving in Lagos and Tokyo, before returning to take over royal duties. At this time, he was diagnosed with porphyria,[1] probably hereditary, but died at thirty in an air-crash, while piloting his plane in a competition. Early life[edit] Prince William was born at Hadley Common,[2] Hertfordshire. Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester. Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, KG GCVO (Richard Alexander Walter George; born 26 August 1944) is the youngest grandchild of King George V and Queen Mary. He has been Duke of Gloucester since his father's death in 1974.

He is currently 23rd in the line of succession to the British throne and the first person in line who is not a descendant of King George VI. Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester. Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood. Henry Lascelles, 6th Earl of Harewood. Henry George Charles Lascelles, 6th Earl of Harewood, KG GCVO DSO TD (9 September 1882 – 23 May 1947), styled The Honourable Henry Lascelles before 1892 and Viscount Lascelles between 1892 and 1929, was a British soldier, a Yorkshireman and a landowner.

George Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood. George Henry Hubert Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood, KBE AM (7 February 1923 – 11 July 2011), styled The Hon. Gerald Lascelles. George VI of the United Kingdom. George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George; 14 December 1895 – 6 February 1952) was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936 until his death. Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. Elizabeth II. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Anne, Princess Royal. Anne, Princess Royal KG KT GCVO QSO GCL [2][3] (Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise; born 15 August 1950) is the second child and only daughter of Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

At the time of her birth, she was third (behind her mother and elder brother) and rose to second (after her mother's accession) in the line of succession to the thrones of the 16 Commonwealth realms; however, after the birth of two younger brothers, six nieces and nephews, and one grand-nephew, she is eleventh in line. The seventh holder of the title Princess Royal, Anne is known for her charitable work, being the patron of over 200 organisations, and she carries out about 500 royal engagements and public appearances per year.

She is also known for equestrian talents; she won two silver medals (1975) and one gold medal (1971) at the European Eventing Championships,[4] and was the first member of the British Royal Family to have competed in the Olympic Games. Early life and education[edit] Timothy Laurence. Mark Phillips. Peter Phillips. Zara Phillips.


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