George, Duke of Kent,son of George V
Born: 20 Dec, 1902
Died: 25 Aug, 1942
Wedding Date: 29 Nov, 1934
Field: Soldier; sailor

George Edward, Duke of Kent, was the fourth son of George V and Queen Mary and was born at Sandringham on 20 December 1902. He served in the Army as a Major General and was a Rear Admiral in the Navy.


On 29 November 1934 he married Princess Marina, daughter of Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark, in Westminster Abbey. Their daughter Princess Alexandra was also married in the Abbey in 1963.


He was killed in a flying accident on 25 August 1942 and was buried at Frogmore mausoleum at Windsor. Princess Marina died 27 August 1968 and is buried with him

Further reading:

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography 2004

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