The Gloucesters

Who is the Duchess of Gloucester?

Today, let’s take a look at the life of the Duchess of Gloucester. Birgitte Eva Henriksen was born on 20 June 1946 in Odense, Denmark, the youngest child of Asger Preben Wissing Henriksen and Vivian van Deurs. When her parents separated in 1966, Birgitte took her mother’s maiden name of van Deurs. She was educated in Odense, and at finishing school in Lausanne, Switzerland, before…
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The Gloucesters

Duchess of Gloucester opens new Music School

The Duchess of Gloucester unveiled a new music school at Kings College School, Wimbledon this week. The new state of the art facility includes a concert hall that can seat 200 people and house an orchestra of sixty on the stage. The Duchess was met by Deputy Lieutenant, Ms…
History

The secret tragedy Princess Alice kept from Prince Henry

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 the…
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