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Prince Henry William Frederick Albert Windsor, Duke of Gloucester

Also Known As: "Henry Gloucester", "Harry"
Birthplace: York Cottage, Sandringham, Norfolk, England
Death: June 10, 1974 (74)
Barnwell Manor, Northamptonshire, England (Natural Causes )
Place of Burial: Frogmore Royal Mausoleum, Windsor Berkshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of George V, King of the United Kingdom and Mary of Teck
Husband of Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester
Ex-partner of Beryl Markham
Father of Prince William of Gloucester and Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester
Brother of Edward VIII, King of the United Kingdom, Duke of Windsor; George VI, King of the United Kingdom; Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood; Prince George, Duke of Kent and Prince John of the United Kingdom

Occupation: Duke of Gloucester, Duke Of Gloucster, Earl of Ulster, and Baron Culloden
House: Windsor
Managed by: Noah Tutak
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About Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester

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"Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester (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 of the United Kingdom and Queen Mary.

He was appointed potential regent for his niece, when his brother (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. At his death, he was the last surviving knight of the Order of St. Patrick. Also at the time of his death in 1974, he was the last surviving child of King George V and Queen Mary."





[S3] Marlene A. Eilers, Queen Victoria's Descendants (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1987), page 174. Hereinafter cited as Queen Victoria's Descendants.

[S300] Michael Rhodes, "re: Ernest Fawbert Collection," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 8 February. Hereinafter cited as "re: Ernest Fawbert Collection."

[S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page cxl. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.

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

[S9] Charles Kidd and David Williamson, editor, DeBretts Peerage and Baronetage (London, U.K.: DeBrett's Peerage, 1999), volume 1, page cv. Hereinafter cited as DeBretts Peerage, 1999.


B: 1Q 1891 BTN 2b 218

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Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester's Timeline

March 31, 1900
York Cottage, Sandringham, Norfolk, England
May 17, 1900
Private chapel, Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England, UK
- 1913
Age 9
St Peter's Court, Broadstairs, Kent, United Kingdom
April 2, 1911
Age 11
Chichester, Sussex, England
September 1913
Age 13
Eton College
Age 18
Royal Military College, Sandhurst, Sandhurst, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Age 18
Trinity College, Cambridge, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
December 18, 1941
London Borough Of Barnet, Greater London, England, United Kingdom