Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester

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Alice Christabel Windsor (Montagu-Douglas-Scott), Duchess of Gloucester

Birthplace: Montagu House, Whitehall, London, England
Death: Died in Kensington Palace, London, Middlesex, England
Place of Burial: Royal Mausoleum, Frogmore House, Windsor, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Charles Montagu-Douglas-Scott, 7th Duke of Buccleuch and Margaret Alice Montagu Douglas Scott, Duchess of Buccleuch
Wife of Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester
Mother of Prince William of Gloucester; Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester; William Henry Andrew Frederick Windsor and Richard Alexander Walter George Windsor
Sister of Margaret Ida Montagu-Douglas-Scott; Walter John Montagu-Douglas-Scott, 8th Duke of Buccleuch; Capt Lord William Walter Montagu-Douglas-Scott; Sybil Anne Phipps; Mary Theresa Cecil and 2 others

Occupation: Duchess of Gloucester
Managed by: Henn Sarv
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About Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester

"Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester CI GCStJ GCB GBE GCVO (née Alice Christabel Montagu Douglas Scott; 25 December 1901 – 29 October 2004) was a member of the British Royal Family, the wife and then widow of Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, the third son of George V and Mary of Teck. The daughter of the 7th Duke of Buccleuch & Queensberry, Scotland’s largest landowner, her brothers Walter and William and her nephew John were all Conservative MPs. By marriage, she was sister-in-law to Edward VIII and George VI and aunt to Elizabeth II. She was the mother of Prince William of Gloucester, who died young, and Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester. Her first cousin, Marian Louisa Montagu Douglas Scott, was the grandmother of Sarah, Duchess of York, wife of Alice’s great-nephew, The Duke of York. Princess Alice's niece, Princess Alexandra, who was likewise born on Christmas Day, shares the name Christabel in honour of their shared birth date."





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6. [S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 323. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Family.

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Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester's Timeline

December 25, 1901
Montagu House, Whitehall, London, England
November 6, 1935
Age 33
Buckingham Palace, St. James's, London, England
December 18, 1941
Age 39
December 18, 1941
Age 39
Lady Carnarvon's Nursing Home, Hadley Common, Barnet, Hertfordshire, England
August 26, 1944
Age 42
August 26, 1944
Age 42
Hadley Common, Barnet, Hertfordshire, England
January 30, 1965
Age 63
Eaton Socon, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom

Reading Eagle -Jan 30, 1965

Queen's Kin Injured In Auto Mishap

London, Jan. 30 — The duke and duchess of Gloucester were injured tonight when their limousine left the road and overturned in a field on their way home from Sir Winston Churchill's funeral. A police spokesman said the duchess, 63, had "fairly severe head injuries." The duke, 64 had , head and hand injuries They were taken to a hospital at Bedford. The duchess was expected to be moved to a nearby nursing home. The duke, an uncle to Queen Elizabeth II, was expected to leave the hospital tonight. The accident occurred near the village of Eaton Socon at a road junction about 50 miles north of London. The couple were on their way home to Barnwell Manor in Northamptonshire. Police said no other vehicle was involved in the accident. The chauffeur was reported to have suffered superficial injuries. The duke is the third son of the late King George V. His wife is the daughter of the seventh duke of Buccleuch. "Both have injuries," a hospital spokesman said. The duke is eighth in line of succession to the throne. Married in 1935, they have two sons, Prince William, 23, and Prince Richard, 20.

October 29, 2004
Age 102
Kensington Palace, London, Middlesex, England
November 5, 2004
Age 102
Royal Mausoleum, Frogmore House, Windsor, England