Richard, 2nd Duke of Gloucester
HRH Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester , KG , GCVO ( Richard Alexander Walter George , born August 26, 1944 in Barnwell Manor , Northamptonshire ) is a member of the British royal family , grandson of King George V and cousin of Queen Elizabeth II.
childhood and education
|British royal family|
His father was Henry, 1st Duke of Gloucester , Prince of Great Britain and Ireland, the third son of King George V. His mother was Alice, Duchess of Gloucester , daughter of John Montagu-Douglas-Scott , 7th Duke of Buccleuch and 9th . Duke of Queensberry .
As the patrilineal grandson of the monarch, he has had the title His Royal Highness since birth . At the time of his birth, he was fifth in line to the British throne. When he was four months old, he and his family moved to Australia because his father became Governor General there. In 1947 they returned after a change of government.
After attending Eton College , he studied architecture at Magdalene College at the University of Cambridge . He is admitted to the Royal Institute of British Architects as an Associate . When he wanted to start working as an architect, his older brother William had an accident in 1972 . When his father died on June 10, 1974, he inherited his title of nobility as 2nd Duke of Gloucester , 2nd Earl of Ulster and 2nd Baron Culloden . A seat in the House of Lords was associated with the titles until the House of Lords reform came into force in 1999 .
marriage and family
On June 6, 1972, Prince Richard married Birgitte van Deurs , the daughter of Asger Henriksen and Vivian van Deurs. The couple has their official residence at Kensington Palace , and also rented Barnwell Manor from 1994 to 1995 . You have three children. Their children do not hold any royal titles and do not perform representational tasks, but they regularly stand behind their father in the line of succession . As his marriage apparent, the eldest son bears the courtesy title Earl of Ulster , the later daughters, as children of a duke, use the courtesy title Lady .
Alexander Patrick Gregers Richard Windsor, Earl of Ulster (born October 24, 1974 in London ), British Army officer, since June 22, 2002 with Dr. Claire Alexandra Booth (born December 28, 1977 in Sheffield , Yorkshire ), a pediatrician, married. The couple has two children:
- Xan Richard Anders Windsor, Baron Culloden (born March 12, 2007).
- Lady Cosima Rose Alexandra Windsor (born May 20, 2010).
Paddington , London) has been married to the Māori- born carpenter Gary Christie Lewis (born August 15, 1970 in Gisborne , New Zealand ) since July 31, 2004 , who has one son brought into marriage. The couple has two children:
- Senna Kowhai Lewis (born June 22, 2010).
- Tāne Mahuta Lewis (born May 25, 2012).
- Lady Rose Victoria Brigitte Louise Gilman (born March 1, 1980 in Paddington, London) works as a design assistant in the film industry. She has been married to George Gilman (* 1982), the son of Peter and Gillian Gilman, since July 19, 2008 . The couple has two children:
- Lyla Beatrix Christabel Gilman (born May 30, 2010).
- Rufus Frederick Montagu Gilman (born November 2, 2012).
The Duke supports his cousin Elisabeth II with representation tasks . He is also the patron of a wide variety of organizations in the UK. His focus is on the areas of architecture and monument protection . So he is one of the commissioners of the English Heritage .
Like almost all members of the royal family, the Duke of Gloucester is Colonel of Honor of a large number of units in all branches of the armed forces in the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth of Nations .
Orders and decorations
|United Kingdom||KG||Royal Knight of the Garter||1997|
|United Kingdom||GCVO||Knight Grand Cross Royal Victorian Order||1974|
|United Kingdom||GCStJ||Grand Prior and Bailiff Grand Cross of the Order of Saint John||1975|
|United Kingdom||Order of Saint John Service Medal||1984|
|United Kingdom||Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal||1953|
|United Kingdom||Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal||1977|
|United Kingdom||Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal||2002|
|United Kingdom||Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal||2012|
|Norway||Grand Cross of the Saint Olav Order||1973|
|Sweden||Grand Cross of the North Star Order||1975|
|Mexico||Collane of the Aztec Eagle Order||2004|
|Tonga||Grand Cross of the Crown of Tonga Order||2008|
|Solomon Islands||Solomon Star||2008|
- The Duke of Gloucester at royal.uk (English)
- Mr Richard Windsor at Hansard (English)
- Richard Alexander Walter George Windsor, 2nd Duke of Gloucester on thepeerage.com
- Knights and Dames: FOX-GZ at Leigh Rayment's Peerage
Duke of Gloucester
|current owner of the title|
|SURNAME||Richard, 2nd Duke of Gloucester|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||British nobleman, member of the British royal family|
|DATE OF BIRTH||August 26, 1944|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Barnwell Manor , Northamptonshire|