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House of Windsor - Princess Alexandra, Lady Ogilvy


Name: Princess Alexandra, Lady Ogilvy
Father: Prince George Duke of Kent, fourth son of George V and Mary of Teck
Mother: Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent, daughter of Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark and Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia
Born: December 25, 1936 at Belgrave Square, London
Married: Angus James Bruce Ogilvy (died Dec 26, 2004), on April 24, 1963
Children: James Ogilvy and Marina Ogilvy

Princess Alexandra is a cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, and daughter of Prince George the fourth son of King George V. She is the youngest granddaughter of King George.

She spent her childhood in Kent and lived with her grandmother Queen Mary during World War II. She was the first British princess to attend an ordinary school, Heathfield School, near Ascot. She later studied music and French in Paris.

In 1963, she married Angus Ogilvy, the second son of the Earl of Airlie. He declined an Earldom on marriage so she is known as the Honourable Lady Ogilvy. She has two children James born in 1964, and Marina born in 1966 and four grandchildren. Their children do not carry out official royal duties. Her husband Angus Ogilvy died in December 2004.

Princess Alexandra carries out royal duties on behalf of the Queen, and represents the Royal Family on official trips abroad. She is patron of the English National Opera, and several medical associations.