Alice Frederica Keppel

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Alice Frederica Keppel (Edmonstone)

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Birthplace: Duntreath Castle, Blanefield, Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: September 11, 1947 (79)
Villa Bellosquardo, Firenze, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy
Place of Burial: Firenze, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir William Edmonstone of Duntreath, 4th Baronet and Mary Elizabeth Parsons
Wife of Lt.Col. George Keppel
Ex-partner of Edward VII, King of the United Kingdom
Mother of Violet Trefusis and Sonia Rosemary Cubitt (Keppel), Baroness of Ashcombe
Sister of Louisa Ann Anne Edmonstone; Frances Euphemia Edmonstone; Mary Clementina Murray; Sir Archibald Edmonstone, 5th Baronet; Sophia Edmonstone and 3 others

Occupation: society hostess and a long-time mistress and confidante of King Edward VII
Managed by: Merlyn Lyndon Mecham
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About Alice Frederica Keppel

Alice Frederica Keppel (née Edmonstone;[1] 29 April 1868 – 11 September 1947) was a British society hostess and a long-time mistress and confidante of King Edward VII.

Keppel grew up at Duntreath Castle, the family seat of the Edmonstone baronets in Scotland. She was the youngest child of Mary Elizabeth, née Parsons and Sir William Edmonstone, 4th Baronet.[2] In 1891, she married The Honourable George Keppel and they had two daughters. She became one of the best society hostesses of the Edwardian era. Her beauty, charm and discretion impressed London society and brought her to the attention of the future King Edward VII in 1898, whose mistress she remained till his death, lightening the dark moods of his later years, and allegedly held considerable influence.

Through her younger daughter, Sonia Cubitt, Keppel is the great-grandmother of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, second wife of Edward's great-great-grandson Charles, Prince of Wales.

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Alice Frederica Keppel's Timeline

1868
April 29, 1868
Blanefield, Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom
1894
June 6, 1894
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
1900
May 24, 1900
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
1947
September 11, 1947
Age 79
Firenze, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy
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Firenze, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy