James Carnegie, 3rd Duke of Fife
The Duke of Fife
Portrait by Allan Warren, 1985
|Duke of Fife|
26 February 1959 – 22 June 2015
|Preceded by||Princess Arthur of Connaught, 2nd Duchess|
|Succeeded by||David Carnegie, 4th Duke of Fife|
James George Alexander Bannerman Carnegie
23 September 1929
|Died||22 June 2015 (aged 85)|
(m. 1956; div. 1966)
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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- 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.
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