Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, is the youngest grandchild of King George V and Queen Mary. He practised as an architect until the death of his elder brother placed him in direct line to inherit his father's dukedom of Gloucester, which he inherited, as the second duke, in 1974, he is a paternal cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, 27th in the line of succession to the British throne as well as the first in line not descended from King George VI. Prince Richard was born at St. Matthew’s Hospital in Northampton on 26 August 1944, his father was Duke of Gloucester, the third son of George V and Queen Mary. His mother was Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, a daughter of the 7th Duke of Buccleuch and Lady Margaret Bridgeman, he was baptised at the Royal Chapel of All Saints in Windsor Great Park on 20 October 1944 by the retired Archbishop of Canterbury, Cosmo Gordon Lang. When 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, where Richard was raised. At the time of his birth, he was fifth in the line of succession to the throne and second in line to his father's dukedom, behind his brother, Prince William of Gloucester, he is 27th in line to the throne as of May 2019. William died in 1972. Richard became heir apparent to his father's dukedom and inherited it two years on the death of the first duke. Prince Richard's early education took place at home, under the instruction of Rosamund Ramirez, who had tutored young King Faisal II of Iraq. In 1963, he matriculated at Magdalene College, Cambridge where he read Architecture, graduating with the degree of Bachelor of Arts in June 1966. In 1966, straight after university, Prince Richard joined the Offices Development Group in the Ministry of Public Building and Works for a year of practical work, he returned to Cambridge in 1967, completing both parts of the Diploma in Architecture degree in June 1969. Upon passing his exams, he became a practising partner in Hunt Thompson Associates in London, an architectural firm.
Richard intended to practise full-time as an architect, but took on other responsibilities in 1972, after the death of his elder brother Prince William, who crashed his plane in a flying competition. Richard became heir apparent to his father's dukedom and had to take on additional family obligations and royal duties, he began representing his cousin, Elizabeth II, on royal duties. On 10 June 1974, Prince Richard succeeded to his father's titles as Duke of Gloucester, Earl of Ulster, Baron Culloden, he was elected as a corporate member of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1972. He is President of the Society of Architect Artists, he serves as a Commissioner of the Historic Monuments Commission for England. The Duke has been Patron of construction charity Construction Youth Trust for many years. With his background in architecture, the Duke of Gloucester takes interest in the work of the Trust and visits their projects, in addition to giving his name to their long standing Duke of Gloucester Young Achiever's Scheme Awards.
The Duke is patron of the Architects Benevolent Society. He is Royal Patron of the UK branch of the charity Habitat for Humanity, Royal Patron of the St George's Society of New York, President of The London Society. A keen motorist, Prince Richard passed the Advanced Driving Test of the Institute of Advanced Motorists, of which he was president for more than 32 years. On his appointment in 1971, it was recorded that the new President was "currently an Austin 1300", reflecting the modest image with which he has always been identified, he stood down as President in January 2005. On 10 April 2008, the Duke was installed as Founding Chancellor of the University of Worcester in a ceremony at Worcester Cathedral. A former teacher training college, the institution was raised to university status in 2006. On 8 July 1972, Prince Richard married the Danish-born Birgitte van Deurs in St Andrew's Church at Barnwell, Northamptonshire, he married Claire Booth in 2002. The couple have two children. Lady Davina Windsor, born 19 November 1977 at St Mary's Hospital, London.
She married Gary Lewis in 2004. They divorced in 2018, they have two children. Lady Rose Gilman, born 1 March 1980 at St Mary's Hospital, London, she married George Gilman in 2008. The couple have two children; the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester's official residence is at Kensington Palace in London. They have leased their private home, Barnwell Manor, since 1994; the Duke of Gloucester, accompanied by the Duchess, represented his cousin Elizabeth II at the Solomon Islands independence celebrations on 7 July 1978. On 10 April 2008, the Duke of Gloucester was installed as inaugural Chancellor of the University of Worcester at a ceremony in Worcester Cathedral. In this role, the Prince officiates at degree ceremonies and major events, as well as promoting the University overseas; the Duke carried out the first of these duties on 5 and 6 November 2008 at the Graduation Award Ceremonies. The Duke is patron of the Severn Valley Railway and the Pestalozzi International Village Trust, he is a patron of the British Homeopathic Association, a charity dedicated to the study and promotion of homeopathy.
He shares a name with another Duke of Gloucester, Ric
Alex Hurst is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for National League North club Bradford, on loan from EFL League Two side Port Vale. A former Academy player at Crewe Alexandra, he won a move from Matlock Town to Bradford in October 2018, before being picked up by Port Vale in August 2019. Hurst came through the Academy at Crewe Alexandra and played for the "Railwaymen" at under-18 and under-23 level, he joined Northern Premier League Premier Division side Matlock Town in August 2018 after impressing "Gladiators" boss Dave Hoole on trial. He was signed by National League North club Bradford on 19 October 2018, he made his debut for the Avenue the following day, after coming on for Nicky Wroe as a 68th-minute substitute went and scored a goal with five minutes in what finished as a 6–0 victory at Nuneaton Borough. He was handed his first start by manager Mark Bower on Boxing day, as Bradford recorded a 5–1 victory at Guiseley, he ended the 2018–19 season with 13 starts and 12 substitute appearances to his name, including a brief cameo in a 1–0 defeat at Spennymoor Town in the play-off quarter-finals.
On 3 August 2019, Hurst signed a two-year contract with English Football League side Port Vale after impressing manager John Askey on trial, though was returned to Bradford on a five-month loan deal. Bradford manager Garry Thompson deserves everything he's got. Whilst we want to keep our best players, the transfer shows that we are committed to developing talent but won’t stand in anyone’s way to progress." On 24 September, he made his debut for the "Valiants" in a 3–2 victory at Macclesfield Town in the EFL Trophy, coming on as a 90th-minute substitute for Scott Burgess. On 23 January, the loan deal was extended until the end of the 2019–20 season. Hurst is a versatile player, able to operate as a left-sided midfielder, left-back, attacking midfielder or forward, he has good strength despite his small build. As of match played 12 March 2020
Vólkova is an Argentine duo from Buenos Aires, formed in early 2013, which recreates the atmosphere of electronic and experimental bands and a reminiscent of early industrial music. Influenced by the minimal wave and post-industrial music make their debut album named "Confusion is a good weapon" consisting of 6 tracks plus 2 remixes. After their debut album “Confusion is a good weapon” released in mid 2013 and catalogued as one of the breakthrough recordings of the year, Vólkova begins 2014 presenting “Silent Howl”, a limited edition of 300 units in vinyl format, distributed in Europe by Kompuphonik Musik, Kollaps Records and in South America by Tacuara Records; the album includes a password to live recordings. Following the same line as the first album, but with a stronger sound, “Silent Howl” faces two genres that confirm their Post industrial and Coldwave influences; the album goes beyond the genres mentioned before. The next to-be-released vinyl edition of “Silent Howl” incorporates the song “Pulsion”, which serves as Volkova’s second video clip.
Pulsion transmits certain landscape’s rusticity and apathy, a metaphor of the different moods we sometimes succumb to. It manages to counterpose to such utopian aspirations that move us, help keep active against the never ending search for that which we desire, that which we exteriorize through music, the arts in general. 2013 September: "Confusion is a good Weapon" Album Cd - Label: Tacuara Records / Kompuphonik Musik 2013 October: " Kalabalik Compilation V/A" Sweden Label: Alvaret Tape Recordings 2014 Marc: "Silent Howl" Vinyl 12" EP Label: Kompuphonik Musik Germany 2014 June: "Trauma and Dreams" EP Cassette. Label: Cintas Triangulares Perú 2014 October: Les Chants de la Mandragore V/A Sampler CD - France 2014 November: Gerpfast 2 Sampler Cd V/A - Indonesia - Label: Gerpfast Kolektif 2015 January: Trauma and Dreams + Remixes " edition on Cd" by Tacuara Records / kompuphonik Musik 2015 April: "Deep" by Daft Records V/A Sampler Cd, Belgium 2014 September Not So Cold Vol.1 Compilation V/A: Song " Come and See " 2015 July " SANGRE " Album CD, release by Daft Records Belgium 15-11-2013 live: Vólkova at Coldwave Night I - 15-03-2014 live: Vólkova at Coldwave Night II – 16-03-2014 live: Vólkova at Fundación Telefónica - 29-08-14 live: Latvia, Riga at KAKTS MAINA FESTIVAL with Xotox, Thinner and Post TV 30-08-14 live: Stockholm, Sweden with The Klinik 06-09-14 live: Brussels.
Belgium. 11-09-14 live: Berlín, with Sixth June 12-09-14 live: Milan, Italy. 13-09-14 live Bari, Italy 14-09-14 live Salerno, Italy 17-09-14 live Paris, France With Orchidee Noire and Déficit Budgétaire 29-05-15 Live: Warm Wave Night I Festival. Gothenburg with Twice a man, Red Mecca, Alvar 30-05-15 Live: Warm Wave Night II Festival. Stockholm with Twice a Man, Red Mecca, Alvar 05-06-15 Live: Estonia, Taillinn 26-06-15 Live: Bochum, Germany with Ash Code 03-07-15 Live: Zurich, Switzerland 04-07-15 Live: Freiburg, Germany with Hante 29-08-15 Live: Lodz, Poland with The Fall & Alles 04-09-15 Live: Berlin, Germany With Twice a Man 11-09-15 Live: Antwerp, Belgium with Dive