James Carnegie, 3rd Duke of Fife

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The Duke of Fife
Portrait by Allan Warren, 1985
Duke of Fife
In office
26 February 1959 – 22 June 2015
Preceded byPrincess Arthur of Connaught, 2nd Duchess
Succeeded byDavid Carnegie, 4th Duke of Fife
Personal details
James George Alexander Bannerman Carnegie

(1929-09-23)23 September 1929
London, England
Died22 June 2015(2015-06-22) (aged 85)
Angus, Scotland
Caroline Dewar
(m. 1956; div. 1966)

James George Alexander Bannerman Carnegie, 3rd Duke of Fife[1] (23 September 1929 - 22 June 2015) was a great-grandson of King Edward VII of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

He was the first person in the line of succession to the British throne who was not related to King George V. As a great-grandson of a British sovereign, he did not carry out royal and official duties or receive any funds from the Civil List.

The Duke of Fife was the second cousin to Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and Harald V of Norway. Through his maternal grandfather, he was also a descendant of William IV of the United Kingdom and Dorothea Jordan.

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  1. David Brown (1 September 1995). "DNA Proves Bones Belong To Last Czar; Mystery of Nicholas's Missing Body Is Solved". Washington Post. Retrieved 26 January 2011. The other was a distant cousin, James GAB Carnegie, the third Duke of Fife, of Scotland...[permanent dead link]