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George, Duke of Kent, son of George V

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

Marriage

On 29th 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.

Burial

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

Further reading

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography 2004

Born

20th December 1902

Died

25th August 1942

Wedding

29th November 1934

Field

Soldier; sailor

George, Duke of Kent and Princess Marina of Greece at the High Altar of Westminster Abbey during their wedding
Marriage of HRH Duke of Kent with HRH Princess Marina of Greece

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Cover of Order of Service for Marriage of HRH Duke of Kent with HRH Princess Marina of Greece
Marriage of HRH Duke of Kent with HRH Princess Marina of Greece

This image can be purchased from Westminster Abbey Library

Image © 2019 Dean and Chapter of Westminster

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