Alexander Cambridge, 1st Earl of Athlone

Born Alexander Augustus Frederick William Alfred George, Prince of Teck or Prinz von Teck in German. Together with his elder brother he relinquished his German titles in 1917, insteat choosing the surname “Cambridge”. He was created 1st Earl of Athlone the same year. Known to his family as “Alge”.

Son of of Franz, Herzog von Teck (1837-1900), himself a morganatic son of  Alexander, Duke of Württemberg (1804-1885), and Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge (1833-1897)

Born: Kensington Palace, London 14. Apr 1874

Married: St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle 10. Feb 1904 Princess Alice of Albany (1883-1981), daughter of Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany (1853-1884) and Helene, Princess of Waldeck-Pyrmont (1861-1922).


Died: Kensington Palace 16. Jan 1957

Buried: Royal Burial Ground, Frogmore, Windsor



Source:  Alison Weir: “Britain’s Royal Families”, Vintage Books 2008; Detlev Schwennicke "Europäische Stammtafeln. Neue Folgen", Vol. III/1, 1983, Verlag J. A. Stargaardt