Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester

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Princess Alice
Duchess of Gloucester (more)
Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester.jpg
Alice in 1939
Viceregal consort of Australia
In role
30 January 1945 – 11 March 1947
MonarchGeorge VI
Governor-GeneralThe Duke of Gloucester
Preceded byThe Countess of Gowrie
Succeeded byLady McKell
BornAlice Christabel Montagu Douglas Scott
(1901-12-25)25 December 1901
Montagu House, London, England
Died29 October 2004(2004-10-29) (aged 102)
Kensington Palace, London, England
Burial5 November 2004
Spouse
Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester
(m. 1935; died 1974)
Issue
FatherJohn Montagu Douglas Scott, 7th Duke of Buccleuch
MotherLady Margaret Bridgeman

Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, GCB, CI, GCVO, GBE (born Lady Alice Christabel Montagu Douglas Scott; 25 December 1901 – 29 October 2004) was the wife of Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, the third son of King George V and Queen Mary. She was the mother of Prince William of Gloucester and Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester.

She was the daughter of the 7th Duke of Buccleuch, Scotland's largest landowner.

She became by marriage a princess of the United Kingdom, and a sister-in-law to Edward VIII and George VI. She was an aunt by marriage to Elizabeth II.

At the time of her death at 102, she was the oldest living member of the British Royal Family.

Princess Alice died on 29 October 2004 in her sleep at Kensington Palace at age 102, 57 days before her 103rd birthday and several years after suffering a stroke.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Oldest British royal dies at 102". BBC. 30 October 2004. Retrieved 26 May 2018.