HistoryThe Gloucesters

Was Prince William's tragic death kept secret from the Duke of Gloucester?

The third son of King George V and Queen Mary, Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester was born on 31 March 1900. He was the first son of a monarch to be educated at school and went onto study at Eton College. His life was full of tragedy starting with not being able to continue his life with the woman he was having an affair with, Beryl Markham, and having to pay her and her husband hush-money for…
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CoronavirusThe GloucestersThe Netherlands

Joint engagement between Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands and the Duke & Duchess of Gloucester cancelled

The Centenary Reception of the Anglo-Netherlands Society due to be attended by Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester on Tuesday has been cancelled due to concerns over the coronavirus. An official statement on their website reads, “We have taken this decision with a heavy heart, but it reflects our collective, precautionary judgement, taking full…
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The Gloucesters

Removal vans spotted at Kensington Palace as royals prepare to move out

Removal vans have been spotted at Kensington Palace as two senior members of The Royal Family prepare to move. The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester have long been planning to vacate Apartment 1 in Kensington Palace to downsize, and now that looks set to become a reality. Prince Richard, who is The Queen’s cousin, and his wife Birgitte, are set to relocate to the Old Stables – a…
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The Gloucesters

Who is the Duke of Gloucester?

Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester was born on the 26 August 1944; the youngest grandchild of King George V and Queen Mary, and the younger of two brothers born to Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester and his wife, Princess Alice. Shortly after his birth, he went to Australia…
The GloucestersThe Queen

The Queen and the Duchess of Gloucester to undertake a joint engagement in Cambridge

The Queen will be accompanied by the Duchess of Gloucester for a joint engagement in Cambridge next week. Her Majesty and Her Royal Highness will visit the new site of the Royal Papworth Hospital on Tuesday, July 9. When they visit the site, The Queen and the Duchess will tour the new building visiting the catheter laboratories and the critical care unit. They will meet recent transplant patients…
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