Princess Alexandra, Duchess of Fife

Born Lady Alexandra Victoria Alberta Edwina Louise Duff.

Styled Princess of Great Britain and Ireland in 1905 by her grandfather King Edward VII. Succeded to the Dukedom of Fife after her father’s death in 1912.

Daughter of Alexander Duff, 1st  Duke of Fife (1849-1912) and his wife Princess Louise, Princess Royal of the United Kingdom (1867-1931).

Born: East Sheen Lodge, Richmond, Surrey 17. May 1891

Married: Chapel Royal, St. James’s Palace, London 15. Oct 1913 Prince Arthur of Connaught (1883-1938), her first cousin once removed, son of Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught (1850-1942) and his wife Luise Margarethe, Princess of Prussia (1860-1917).


Died: London 26. Feb 1959

Buried: Mar Lodge Mausoleum, Braemar, Scotland



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