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The only people who should be listed in this template – to the exclusion of all others – are the sovereign, the sovereign's consort and all living princes and princesses of the United Kingdom.
1. British royal family – The British royal family comprises the monarch of the United Kingdom and her close relations. In Canada, the family is known as the Canadian family. They often perform social duties throughout the United Kingdom and abroad on behalf of the United Kingdom. Wives of the said enjoy their husbands' precedence, husbands of princesses are unofficially but habitually placed with their wives as well. She did not alter the relative precedence of other born-princesses, such as the daughters of her younger sons. Burke's Peerage, 1973. Cannon, John Ashton. The Oxford Illustrated History of the British Monarchy. Oxford University Press, 1988. Churchill, Randolph S. They Serve the Queen: A New and Authoritative Account of the Royal Household. Hutchinson, 1953. Fraser, Antonia. The Lives of the Kings & Queens of England. Revised & updated edition.British royal family – The Royal Family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after the annual Trooping the Colour in 2013.
2. Commonwealth realm – Thereafter, Ceylon in 1948 became Dominions. By the early 1950s, in order to reflect the equality between the countries in that group, each came to be known as a realm. The principle was applied to other countries as they became Commonwealth realms, having sovereign status granted directly. The phrase realm, though used officially, is not a statutory term. The number of independent countries in the Commonwealth of Nations that had the same person as monarch reached 18 between 1987. There have been 16 realms since 1992. The Commonwealth realms are, of international relations, sovereign states. Political scientist Peter Boyce called this grouping of countries associated without parallel in the history of international relations or constitutional law." High commissioners are exchanged between realms. A high commissioner's full title will thus be High Commissioner for Her Majesty's Government in. Opinion on the prospect of the plan coming to fruition is mixed. By 1959, it was being asserted by Buckingham Palace officials that the Queen was "equally at home in all her realms." This convention was first applied to the abdication of Edward VIII in 1936. For expediency and to avoid embarrassment, the British government had suggested the Dominion governments regard whomever is monarch of the UK to automatically be their monarch. First parliamentary counsel in the UK, reflected this position, stating the Act of Settlement was a part of the law in each Dominion.Commonwealth realm – Elizabeth II is the reigning sovereign of each of the 16 Commonwealth realms
3. Elizabeth II – Elizabeth II has been Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand since 1952. Elizabeth was born as the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York, later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. She was educated privately at home. Her father acceded to the throne on the abdication of his brother Edward VIII in 1936, from which time she was the presumptive. She began serving in the Auxiliary Territorial Service. Elizabeth's historic visits and meetings include a state visit to the Republic of Ireland and visits to or from five popes. She has seen constitutional changes, such as devolution in the United Kingdom, Canadian patriation, the decolonisation of Africa. She has also reigned through various conflicts involving many of her realms. She is the world's oldest monarch as well as Britain's longest-lived. In October 2016, she became the longest currently head of state following the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand. Support for the monarchy remains high, as does her personal popularity. Elizabeth was born at 02:40 April 1926 during the reign of her paternal grandfather, King George V. Her father, Duke of York, was the second son of the King. Elizabeth, Duchess of York, was the youngest daughter of Scottish aristocrat Claude Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne. She was delivered at her maternal grandfather's London house: 17 Bruton Street, Mayfair.Elizabeth II – The Queen in March 2015
4. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh – Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh is the husband of Queen Elizabeth II. A member of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, Philip was born into the Greek and Danish royal families. He was born in Greece, but his family was exiled from the country when he was an infant. After being educated in France, Germany, the United Kingdom, he joined the Royal Navy in 1939, aged 18. From July 1939, he began corresponding with the 13-year-old Princess Elizabeth, whom he had first met in 1934. During the Second World War he served with the Mediterranean and Pacific fleets. After the war, Philip was granted permission by George VI to marry Elizabeth. After an engagement of five months, he married Elizabeth on 20 November 1947. Just before the wedding, he was created Duke of Edinburgh. Philip left active military service when Elizabeth became Queen in 1952, having reached the rank of commander. He was formally made a Prince of the United Kingdom in 1957. He has four children with Elizabeth: Prince Edward. He has eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A keen sports enthusiast, Philip helped develop the equestrian event of carriage driving. He is a patron of over 800 organisations and serves as chairman of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme for people aged 14 to 24.Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh – Prince Philip in March 2015
5. Charles, Prince of Wales – Charles, Prince of Wales, is the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II. He was born at Buckingham Palace as the first grandchild of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. After earning a bachelor of arts degree from Cambridge, he served in the Royal Navy from 1971 to 1976. In 1981, they had two sons: Prince William later to become Duke of Cambridge, Prince Harry. In 1996, the couple divorced, following extramarital affairs. Diana died in a crash in Paris the following year. In 2005, he married Camilla Parker Bowles. He has sought to raise world awareness such as climate change. As an environmentalist, Charles has received numerous awards and recognition from environmental groups around the world. His support including homeopathy, has been criticised by some in the medical community. Charles has been outspoken on the role of the conservation of historic buildings. Subsequently, he created an experimental new town based on his theories, in Dorset in 1993. Charles was baptised in the palace's Music Room by the Archbishop Geoffrey Fisher, on 15 December 1948. When Prince Charles was aged three his mother's accession as Queen Elizabeth II made her heir apparent. He attended his mother's coronation on 2 June 1953, seated alongside his grandmother and aunt.Charles, Prince of Wales – The Prince of Wales in Jersey, July 2012
6. Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall – Instead of using the title of Princess of Wales, she uses the Duchess of Cornwall, her husband's secondary designation. In Scotland, she is known as the Duchess of Rothesay. She was raised in East Sussex and South Kensington, was educated in England, Switzerland and France. Subsequently, she worked for different firms based in central London, most notably the decorating firm Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler. In 1973, Camilla married British Army officer Andrew Parker Bowles, with whom she has two children. They divorced in 1995. For many years, Camilla was in a relationship with the Prince of Wales before and after their former marriages. The relationship became highly publicised in the media and attracted worldwide scrutiny. As the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla assists the Prince of Wales on his official duties. She is also the patron, president and a member of numerous charities and organisations. Since 1994, she has taken action on osteoporosis, which has earned her honours and awards. She has also raised awareness in areas including rape and sexual abuse, literacy and poverty, for which she has latterly been praised. Camilla was born Camilla Rosemary Shand at King's College Hospital, London, on 17 July 1947 at 7:00 am. She grew up in a house located in her family's second home. Her parents were British Army officer turned businessman Major Bruce Shand and his wife, the Hon. Rosalind, an adoption worker.Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall – The Duchess of Cornwall at Hillsborough Castle in April 2014
7. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge – Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, KG, KT, PC, ADC is the elder son of Charles, Prince of Wales, Diana, Princess of Wales. He is second in line to succeed his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, after his father. William was educated at four schools in the United Kingdom and obtained a degree from the University of St Andrews. He spent parts of a gap year in Chile, Belize, some parts of Africa. In December 2006, he completed 44 weeks of training as an officer cadet and was commissioned in the Blues and Royals regiment. In April 2008, he qualified as a pilot by completing pilot training at Royal Air Force College Cranwell. He then underwent helicopter flying training in order to become a full-time pilot with the RAF Search and Rescue Force in early 2009. His service with the British Armed Forces ended in September 2013. William married Catherine Middleton, on 29 April 2011 at Westminster Abbey. Hours before the wedding, he was created Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathearn, Baron Carrickfergus. The couple's first child, Prince George, was born on 22 July 2013, their second, Princess Charlotte, was born on 2 May 2015. William, the first child of the Prince and Princess of Wales, was born at St Mary's Hospital, London, on 21 June 1982 at 9:03 pm. His names, William Arthur Philip Louis, were announced by Buckingham Palace a week later on 28 June. He was baptised in the Music Room of Buckingham Palace on 4 August by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Robert Runcie. He was the first child born to a Prince and Princess of Wales since Prince John in 1905.Prince William, Duke of Cambridge – The Duke of Cambridge in Japan in 2015
8. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge – Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is the wife of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. The Duchess grew up in Chapel Row, a village near Newbury, Berkshire, England. She studied art history in Scotland at the University of St Andrews, where she met William in 2001. Their engagement was announced on 16 November 2010 before they married on 29 April 2011 at Westminster Abbey. The Duke and Duchess have two children: Prince George and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, who are respectively third and fourth in line to the British throne. Catherine Elizabeth Middleton was born at Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading on 9 January 1982 to an upper-middle-class family. She was christened at St Andrew's Bradfield, Berkshire, on 20 June 1982. The family of her father Michael has ties to British aristocracy and benefitted financially from trust funds which they had established over 100 years ago. Her Middleton relatives were reported as having played host to British royalty "as long ago as 1926". She has James. Michael Middleton worked to September 1986. In Jordan, Catherine Middleton went to an English-language nursery school before returning to their home in Berkshire. She boarded part-weekly at St Andrew's in her later years. She then studied briefly at Downe House. In November 2006, Middleton accepted a position as an accessory buyer with the clothing chain Jigsaw, where she worked part-time until November 2007.Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge – The Duchess of Cambridge in 2014
9. Prince George of Cambridge – Prince George of Cambridge is the elder child and only son of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. He is third in line to succeed his paternal great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, after his paternal grandfather, his father. On 3 Clarence House announced that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were expecting their first child. At less than twelve weeks, the announcement was made earlier in the pregnancy than is traditional because of the Duchess's admission to hospital with hyperemesis gravidarum. Before the birth, there was speculation the event would provide a focus for national pride. A recording was made of it as a gift for the baby. Commemorative coins were issued by the Royal Mint, Royal Australian Mint; the first time a royal birth had been marked that way. The Duchess was admitted to St Mary's Hospital, in the early stages of labour on 22 July 2013. She gave birth to a boy weighing 8 pounds 6 ounces at 16:24 BST later the same day. Marcus Setchell, delivered the baby assisted by Guy Thorpe-Beeston, Sunit Godambe and Physician to the Queen John Cunningham. The midwifery team accompanying the gynaecologists was led by Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust's director of midwifery Professor Jackie Dunkley-Bent. William was by his wife's side when she gave birth. William took the full two weeks' paternity leave from his job allowed by the Ministry of Defence. Julia Samuel, William van Cutsem and Zara Tindall serving as godparents. The ceremony used a font, made from the River Jordan.Prince George of Cambridge – George with his parents and the Governor-General of Australia, Sir Peter Cosgrove, at Admiralty House, Sydney, April 2014
10. Princess Charlotte of Cambridge – Princess Charlotte of Cambridge is the younger child and only daughter of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. She is fourth in line to succeed Queen Elizabeth II, after her paternal grandfather, elder brother. Clarence House announced on 8 September 2014 that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were expecting their second child. The next month, Kensington Palace announced that the baby was expected to be born in April 2015. On 2 May 2015, at 08:34 BST, the Duchess gave birth to a daughter who weighed 8 pounds 3 ounces at St Mary's Hospital, London. The Duke of Cambridge was present at the birth. The Duchess had been in labour at St Mary's Hospital since 06:00 BST. Farthing, Thorpe-Beeston, Godambe were also present at the birth of the Cambridges' first child, Prince George, in 2013. The baby was shown to the public for the first time outside the hospital with her parents, less than 10 hours after she was born. On 4 gun salutes were fired at the Tower of London. Later that day, her name was announced as Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. On 5 Princess Charlotte was baptised at St. Mary Magdalene Church, Sandringham. Her godparents are The Hon. Laura Fellowes, Prince William's maternal cousin; Adam Middleton, the Duchess's paternal cousin; and family friends Thomas van Straubenzee, James Meade, Sophie Carter. On 1 May 2016, the Royal Family released photographs of Charlotte ahead of her first birthday.Princess Charlotte of Cambridge – The queue outside Buckingham Palace, London, to view the official announcement of the birth of Princess Charlotte at 13:15 on 2 May 2015. The ornate golden easel holding the announcement is just visible behind the railing, centre left.
11. Prince Harry – Prince Henry of Wales, KCVO, familiarly known as Prince Harry, is the younger son of Charles, Prince of Wales, Diana, Princess of Wales. Harry was completed his training as a leader. In 2007–2008, he served for 77 days in Helmand, Afghanistan, but was pulled out following publication of his presence there by an Australian magazine. He returned to Afghanistan for a 20-week deployment in 2012–2013 with the Army Air Corps. He left the army in June 2015. Harry launched the Invictus Games in 2014, remains patron of its Foundation. He also gives patronage to several other organisations, including the HALO Trust, the London Marathon Charitable Trust, Walking With The Wounded. Harry was born at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London, on 15 September 1984 at 4:20 pm. He was baptised on 21 December 1984 at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Robert Runcie. His godparents are Prince Andrew, Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones, Carolyn Bartholomew, Celia, Lady Vestey. Harry began to accompany his parents on official visits at an early age; his overseas tour was to Italy in 1985. His mother died following a accident in Paris the following year. Harry and William were staying with their father at Balmoral at the time, the Prince of Wales told his sons about their mother's death. Like his father and brother, Harry was educated at independent schools. He started at Jane Mynors' nursery school and the pre-preparatory Wetherby School, both in London.Prince Harry – Prince Harry during the Invictus Games in London, September 2014
12. Prince Andrew, Duke of York – Prince Andrew, Duke of York, KG, GCVO, CD, ADC, is the second son and third child of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. At the time of his birth, he was second in the line of succession to succeed his mother; as of 2016 he is sixth in line. He saw active service during the Falklands War, flying on multiple missions including evacuation. In 1986, Prince Andrew married Sarah Ferguson; the couple's marriage, subsequent separation and eventual divorce in 1996 attracted a high level of media coverage. As well as carrying out various official engagements, he served as Britain's Special Representative for International Trade and Investment until July 2011. He was baptised in the Palace's Music Room on 8 April 1960 by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Geoffrey Fisher. He is the namesake of his paternal grandfather, Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, who died 16 years before he was born. Prince Andrew was the first child born to a reigning monarch since the birth in 1857 of Queen Victoria's youngest child, Princess Beatrice. As with his older siblings, Andrew was looked after by a governess, responsible for his early education at Buckingham Palace. He was sent to Heatherdown School near Ascot in Berkshire. In September 1973, he entered Gordonstoun, in northern Scotland, which his father and elder brother had attended before him. While there, he spent six months—from January to June 1977—participating in an exchange programme to Lakefield College School in Canada. He left Gordonstoun two years later with A-Levels in English, political science. He did not go to university but instead entered the Britannia Royal Naval College at Dartmouth. The Royal Household announced in November 1978 that Prince Andrew would join the Royal Navy the following year.Prince Andrew, Duke of York – The Duke of York, 2014
13. Princess Beatrice of York – Princess Beatrice of York is the elder daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Sarah, Duchess of York. Beatrice is seventh, the second female, in line to succeed her grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. An unexpected choice, was not announced after her birth. Beatrice began her early education in 1991. From there, she and her sister both attended the independent Coworth Park School from 1995. Beatrice continued her education at the independent St George's School in Ascot, where she was a pupil from 2000 to 2007. Having been diagnosed with dyslexia as a child, she delayed sitting her GCSE exams for one year. She remained at St George's gaining B grades in history and film studies. She was elected Head Girl in her final year. In September 2008, she started a three-year course studying at London. Princess Beatrice graduated in 2011 with a 2:1 degree. In 2002, Beatrice visited HIV-infected children in Russia, and, in Britain, she supported Springboard for Children and the Teenage Cancer Trust. In April 2010, running to raise money for Children in Crisis, she became the first member of the Royal Family to complete the London Marathon. Beatrice was in a long-term relationship with Virgin Galactic businessman Dave Clark until July 2016. Princess Beatrice does not carry out public duties and receives no allowance from the Privy Purse.Princess Beatrice of York – Princess Beatrice at the wedding of Lady Melissa Percy, 22 June 2013
14. Princess Eugenie of York – Princess Eugenie of York is the younger daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, of Sarah, Duchess of York. She is eighth, the third female, in line to succeed her grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. In 2015, she started working for the Hauser & Wirth art gallery in London as an associate director. On 30 March, the seventh day after her birth, it was announced that the Duke and Duchess of York had named her Eugenie Victoria Helena. She was baptised at the Church of St Mary Magdalene, Sandringham, by the Bishop of Norwich, on 23 December 1990. Her godparents were James Ogilvy, Miss Louise Blacker. Eugenie was named after Queen Victoria's daughter respectively. She is the British princess since Princess Victoria Alexandra Alice Mary, to bear the Victoria. Eugenie is the only one of the Queen's granddaughters without Elizabeth as a middle name. Eugenie's parents divorced when she was six years old. When she was not at school, she spent her time with her family, as the divorce had been amicable. The Duke and Duchess of York had agreed to joint custody of the girls. Eugenie and her sister frequently travel abroad with one or both of their parents. She made a full recovery and is not expected to undergo any further surgery for the condition. Eugenie began her schooling at Winkfield Montessori from 1992 to 1993.Princess Eugenie of York – Eugenie at her first royal engagement, opening Teenage Cancer Trust's unit in Leeds, October 2008
15. Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex – At the time of his birth, he was third in line to succeed his mother; as of 2016, he is ninth in line. He was baptised on 2 May 1964 in the private chapel at Windsor Castle by the then-Dean of Windsor, Robin Woods. As with his older siblings, a governess was appointed to look after Edward and was responsible for his early education at Buckingham Palace. At the age of seven, Edward was then sent before attending, in Berkshire. Upon his return to Britain, Edward matriculated at Jesus College, Cambridge, where he read history. His admission to Cambridge caused some controversy at the time, since his A-level grades were far below the standard normally required, "straight As", for Oxbridge entrance. Prince Edward made two very public attempts to pursue a career. However, in January 1987 he dropped out of the gruelling commando course after completing just one third of the 12-month training. Media reported, at the time, that the move prompted a berating from Prince Philip who "reduced his son to prolonged tears." After leaving the Marines, Edward opted for a career in entertainment. His duties reportedly involved making tea for the artistic staff. While there he met actress Ruthie Henshall, whom he dated for three years. In 1993, Edward formed the company Ardent Productions. Commercial breaks are filled with army recruiting advertisements". A documentary Edward made Edward VIII in 1996, sold well worldwide.Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex – The Earl in Belfast, February 2015
16. Sophie, Countess of Wessex – Married in 1999, she now assists her husband in his various activities. The Earl and Countess have two children: James, Lady Louise Windsor, who are respectively tenth and eleventh in line to the British throne. She was named after her father's sister, Helen, who died in a riding accident in 1960. Sophie was raised in a 17th-century farmhouse in Brenchley, Kent. She then trained as a secretary at Tonbridge. She also spent a year travelling and working in Australia. In 1996, Rhys-Jones launched RJH Public Relations, which she ran with her business partner, Murray Harkin. The comments were subsequently published on Sunday newspaper, then by other media outlets. Buckingham Palace released a statement saying the reported comments were "distorted and in several cases, flatly untrue". Their engagement was announced on 6 January 1999. Edward proposed to Sophie with an engagement ring featuring a oval diamond flanked by two heart-shaped gemstones set in 18-carat white gold. This ring was made by Asprey and Garrard and is worth an estimated # 105,000. Following their union, the couple moved in Surrey. In December 2001, the Countess was taken after feeling unwell. The foetus had to be removed.Sophie, Countess of Wessex – The Countess at the wedding of Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Christopher O'Neill in Stockholm, June 2013
17. Anne, Princess Royal – At the time of her birth, Anne was third in the line of succession, behind elder brother Charles. Anne is currently 12th in line. She is patron of over 200 organisations. Princess Anne is its seventh holder. Anne was married to Captain Mark Phillips in 1973; they divorced in 1992. They have three grandchildren. Anne was the second grandchild of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. She was baptised in the Music Room of Buckingham Palace October 1950 by Archbishop of York, Cyril Garbett. After the death of George VI, Anne's mother ascended the throne as Queen Elizabeth II. Given her young age at the time, Anne did not attend the coronation. The Company was active until 1963, when Anne went to boarding school. She enrolled in 1963. In 1968 Anne left school with GCE O-Levels and two A-Levels. In the next couple of years, she started dating. In 1970 her first boyfriend was Andrew Parker Bowles, who later became the first husband of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.Anne, Princess Royal – The Princess Royal at Chatham House, October 2015
18. Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester – Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, KG, GCVO, SSI, GCStJ is the youngest grandchild of King George V and Queen Mary. He is currently 24th in the line of succession to the British throne, the first not descended from King George VI. He is also the senior male line descendant of three British monarchs: Victoria, Edward VII and George V. Prince Richard was born at 15 minutes past noon on 26 August 1944. His father was Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, the third son of King George V and Queen Mary. His mother was Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, a daughter of the 7th Duke of Buccleuch. He was baptised at the Royal Chapel of All Saints in Windsor Great Park on 20 October 1944 by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Cosmo Gordon Lang. William died in 1972 when the plane he was piloting crashed at Halfpenny Green, near Wolverhampton and Richard ascended to the dukedom. When Prince Richard was four months old, he accompanied his parents to Australia, where his father served as Governor-General from 1945 to 1947. The family returned to Barnwell Manor in 1947. Prince Richard's early education took place at home; later, he attended Wellesley House School at Broadstairs and Eton College. He returned in 1967 completing both parts of the Diploma in June 1969. Upon passing his exams, he became a practising partner in an architectural firm. Richard had to take on royal duties. He began representing Queen Elizabeth II on royal duties.Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester – The Duke of Gloucester in 2008
19. Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester – After her divorce, her father married the future wife of magnate Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller. She took her mother's ancestral van Deurs on 15 January 1966, when her parents separated. She also worked at the Danish Embassy in London. In February 1972, Birgitte became engaged to Prince Richard of Gloucester, the younger son of Prince Henry, Duchess of Gloucester. The groom designed her coral and silver ring. Their marriage took place on 8 July 1972 at St Andrew's Church, Barnwell, Northamptonshire. The bride's dress was designed by Norman Hartnell. At that time, she was styled Her Royal Highness Princess Richard of Gloucester. Six weeks after their wedding, Prince William, was killed in a flying accident. Prince Richard unexpectedly became heir apparent in 1974, the couple became the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester. The couple have six grandchildren: Alexander Patrick Gregers Richard Windsor, Earl of Ulster, born 24 October 1974. He married Claire Alexandra Windsor, Countess of Ulster on 22 June 2002. The couple have two children: Lord Culloden Lady Cosima Rose Alexandra Windsor Lady Davina Elizabeth Alice Benedikte Lewis, born 19 November 1977. She married July 2004. The couple have two children: Senna Kowhai Lewis Tāne Mahuta Lewis Lady Rose Victoria Birgitte Louise Gilman, born March 1980.Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester – The Duchess in November 2013
20. Prince Edward, Duke of Kent – Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, KG, GCMG, GCVO, ADC is a grandchild of King George V and Queen Mary. He has held the title of Duke of Kent since 1942. The Duke of Kent carries out engagements on behalf of his first cousin, Elizabeth II. He is perhaps best known as President of the Croquet Club, presenting the trophies to runner-up. He also served as the United Kingdom's Special Representative for International Trade and Investment, retiring in 2001. The Duke of Kent is also Patron of the IAM an independent charity which specialises in training and advice for post-licence drivers and riders. Prince Edward was born on 9 October 1935, at No. 3 Belgrave Square, London. Home Secretary Sir John Simon was present to verify the birth. Prince Edward's father was Mary of Teck. His mother was Grand Duchess Yelena Vladimirovna of Russia. He was baptised in the Private Chapel of Buckingham Palace on 20 November 1935 by the Archbishop of Canterbury Cosmo Lang. Prince Edward began his schooling before going on to Eton College and then Le Rosey in Switzerland. After school he entered the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst where he won the Sir James Moncrieff Grierson prize for foreign languages. Prince Edward speaks fluent French. On 25 the Duke of Kent, was killed when his plane crashed in bad weather in Caithness.Prince Edward, Duke of Kent – Prince Edward
21. Katharine, Duchess of Kent – The Duchess of Kent has performed as a member of several choirs. She has also expressed a preference for being known as "Katharine, Duchess of Kent". However, her formal title remains "Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Kent". She is a descendant of Oliver Cromwell. Worsley was christened at All Saints' Church, on 2 April 1933. Her godparents were: Sir Felix Brunner, 3rd Baronet; 2nd Baronet; Mrs Arthur Colegate; and Mrs Ronald Fife. She was educated at Runton Hill School in North Norfolk. At school she was taught to play the piano, organ and violin, which she still plays today. The Duchess has stated her admiration for the late cellist Jacqueline du Pré in the documentary by Christopher Nupen called'Who is Jacqueline du Pré?' She later worked at a nursery school in London. Guests included actors Noël Coward and Douglas Fairbanks, as well as members of the British, Greek, Danish, Norwegian, Yugoslavian, Romanian and Spanish royal families. She wore a diamond bandeau tiara lent by her mother-in-law. After her marriage she was styled Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Kent. The Duke and Duchess of Kent have three children: Earl of St Andrews; Lady Helen Taylor; Lord Nicholas Windsor. "It had the most devastating effect on me," she told The Daily Telegraph in 1997.Katharine, Duchess of Kent – The Duchess at the Trooping the Colour, June 2013
22. Prince Michael of Kent – Prince Michael of Kent, GCVO CD is a paternal first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, being a grandson of King George V and Queen Mary. Prince Michael occasionally represents the Queen at some functions in Commonwealth realms outside the United Kingdom. Otherwise, Prince Michael undertakes commercial work around the world. He has also presented some television documentaries on the royal families of Europe. Prince Michael was born on 4 July 1942, at Coppins, Iver, Buckinghamshire. At the time of his birth Prince Michael was seventh in the line of succession to his uncle, King George VI. At the age of five, he was a boy at the wedding of his cousins, Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten. Prince Michael saw service in Cyprus, where his squadron formed part of a United Nations peacekeeping force in 1971. Subsequent tours of duty, during a military career that spanned twenty years, included a number of appointments on the Defence Intelligence Staff. Prince Michael retired in 1981. In 1994, Prince Michael was made Honorary Commodore of the Royal Naval Reserve, in 2002 he was made Honorary Air Commodore of RAF Benson. From 2009 to 2012 Prince Michael has been, since January 2012, Royal Honorary Colonel of that regiment. He is also Colonel-in-Chief of the Essex and Kent Scottish Regiment in Canada. He has performed official duties in the Commonwealth realms other than the United Kingdom and has represented the Queen abroad. The Prince was given a apartment at Kensington Palace upon his marriage in 1978.Prince Michael of Kent – Prince Michael of Kent in 2012
23. Princess Michael of Kent – Princess Michael of Kent is a member of the British Royal Family of German and Hungarian descent. She is married to Prince Michael of Kent, a grandson of King George V. Princess Michael was an interior designer before becoming an authoress; she has written several books on European royalty. Princess Michael also undertakes lecture tours well as supporting her husband in his public duties. Princess Michael's elder sister was Margarita by her father's first marriage to Countess von Seherr-Thoß. Her first husband was the English banker Thomas Troubridge, younger brother of 6th Baronet. They were married on 14 September 1971 at Chelsea Old Church, London. The couple were divorced in 1977. Prince Michael is a first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II. Their children have retained their rights of succession since birth. Lady Gabriella Windsor, born 23 April 1981 at St Mary's Hospital, London. Prince Michael has never received an allowance from the Privy Purse. Nevertheless, Princess Michael represented The Queen at the Belize independence celebrations and at the coronation of King Mswati III of Swaziland. Princess Michael supports him in his work. The couple have had the use of a five-bedroom, five-reception grace and apartment at Kensington Palace.Princess Michael of Kent – HRH Princess Michael of Kent on Armistice Day, 2008.
24. Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy – Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy, KG, GCVO is the youngest granddaughter of King George V and Queen Mary. Princess Alexandra was born on 25 December 1936 at 3 Belgrave Square, London. She received the name Christabel because she was born on Christmas Day, like her aunt by marriage, Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester. Her birth was the last to have the tradition of having the Home Secretary present to verify the birth of potential heirs to the throne. Secretary Sir John Simon was present and was the last to do this. As a male-line granddaughter of the British monarch, she was styled as a British princess with the prefix Her Royal Highness. She was born two weeks after the abdication of her uncle King Edward VIII. Of her godparents, only the King and Queen and Lord Athlone were present. Princess Alexandra spent most of her childhood at her family's country house, Coppins, in Buckinghamshire. She lived with her grandmother, Queen Mary, the widow of George V, during World War II at Badminton. Her father was killed in an aeroplane crash near Caithness, Scotland on 25 August 1942 while serving in the Royal Air Force. Princess Alexandra has the distinction of being the first British princess to have attended a boarding school, Heathfield School near Ascot. She then studied in Paris. She was also trained at Great Ormond Street Hospital. She was a bridesmaid at the 1946 wedding of Captain Lord Brabourne and Lady Patricia Mountbatten.Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy – During her visit to Hong Kong in 1961, Princess Alexandra greets Cantonese opera performers Yam Kim-fai and Bak Sheut-sin after their performance of The Romance of the White Snake