Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester

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Prince Richard
Duke of Gloucester (more)
Prince Richard aged about 64
The Duke of Gloucester in 2015
BornPrince Richard of Gloucester
(1944-08-26) 26 August 1944 (age 78)
St Matthew's Nursing Home, Northampton, England
Full name
Richard Alexander Walter George[1]
FatherPrince Henry, Duke of Gloucester
MotherLady Alice Montagu Douglas Scott
ReligionChurch of England
Alma materMagdalene College, Cambridge

Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, KG, GCVO, GCStJ, SSI, FRIBA (Richard Alexander Walter George; born 26 August 1944) is a member of the British royal family.

He is the second son of Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester and Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, as well as the youngest of the nine grandchildren of George V and Queen Mary. He is currently 30th in line of succession to the British throne, and the highest person on the list who is not a descendant of George VI, who was his uncle. At the time of his birth, he was 5th in line to the throne, behind his first cousins Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) and Princess Margaret, his father, and his elder brother Prince William of Gloucester.


26 August 1944-10 June 1974 His Royal Highness Prince Richard Alexander Walter George of Gloucester

10 June 1974 His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester, Earl of Ulster, Baron Culloden

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  1. As a titled royal, Richard needs no surname, but, when one is used, it is Windsor.