Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester

Prince Richard Alexander Walter George of Gloucester, became Duke of Gloucester in 1974

Son of Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester (1900-1974) and his wife Lady Alice Montagu-Douglas-Scott (1901-2004), daughter of John Montagu-Douglas-Scott, 7th Duke of Buccleuch and 9th Duke of Queensberry (1864-1935)

Born: Hadley Common, Hertfordshire 26. Aug 1944

Christened: Private Chapel, Windsor Castle 20. Oct 1944


Married: St. Andrew’s Church, Barnwell, Northamptonshire 8. Jul 1972 Birgitte van Deurs (1946), daughter of Asger Henriksen and his wife Vivian van Deurs.




Marlene A. Eilers ”Queen Victoria’s Descendants”, Rosvall Royal Books 1997;  Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Fürsten II, Vol XVII 2004; Alison Weir: “Britain’s Royal Families”, Vintage Books 2008; Paul Theroff: Online Gotha by Paul Theroff;  for godparents see Yvonne’s Royalty Home Page