Louise, Princess Royal

Louise, Princess Royal

Member of British Royal Family
Born Feb 20, 1867

The Princess Louise, Princess Royal and Duchess of Fife was the third child and the eldest daughter of King Edward VII and Alexandra of Denmark. She was the younger sister of George V and the fifth daughter of a British monarch to be styled Princess Royal.… Read More

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She was christened at Marlborough House on 10 May 1867 by Charles Longley, Archbishop of Canterbury.


1885 18 Years Old With her sisters Maud and Victoria, she was a bridesmaid at the 1885 wedding of their paternal aunt Princess Beatrice, to Prince Henry of Battenberg.


1889 22 Years Old On Saturday 27 July 1889, Princess Louise married the 6th Earl Fife (11 October 1849 – 12 January 1912), at the Private Chapel in Buckingham Palace. … Read More


1905 38 Years Old On 9 November 1905, King Edward VII created Princess Louise the Princess Royal, the highest honour bestowed on a female member of the royal family. … Read More


1911 44 Years Old In December 1911, while sailing to Egypt, the Princess Royal and her family were shipwrecked off the coast of Morocco. … Read More
1912 45 Years Old He died at Assuan, Egypt in January 1912, and Princess Alexandra succeeded to his dukedom, becoming Duchess of Fife in her own right. … Read More
1914 47 Years Old She became colonel-in-chief of the 7th Dragoon Guards (the Princess Royal's Own) in 1914.


1921 54 Years Old She later served as colonel-in-chief of the 4th and 7th Dragoon Guards when it was formed in 1921.


1929 62 Years Old In the autumn of 1929 at Mar Lodge she was taken ill with gastric hemorrhage and was brought back to London.
1931 64 Years Old The Princess Royal died fifteen months later in January 1931, at her home in Portman Square, London and was buried in St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. … Read More
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