Prince George, Duke of Kent

Prince George, Duke of Kent

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Prince George, Duke of Kent was a member of the British Royal Family, the fourth son and fifth child of George V and Mary of Teck, and younger brother of Edward VIII and George VI. He held the title of Duke of Kent from 1934 until his death in 1942.

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1902 Birth Prince George was born on 20 December 1902 at York Cottage on the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, England. … Read More
1903 Birth George was baptised in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle on 26 January 1903 by Francis Paget, Bishop of Oxford. … Read More


He remained in the Royal Navy until March 1929, serving on and later. … Read More


1934 31 Years Old On 12 October 1934, in anticipation of his forthcoming marriage to his second cousin Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark he was created Duke of Kent, Earl of St Andrews, and Baron Downpatrick. The couple married on 29 November 1934 at Westminster Abbey. … Read More
1937 34 Years Old In 1937, he was granted a commission in the Royal Air Force as a group captain. … Read More
1940 37 Years Old In a characteristic gesture, he relinquished that rank in 1940 so that he would not be senior to more experienced officers, becoming a lower-ranked group captain and, in July 1941, an air commodore in the Welfare Section of the RAF Inspector General's Staff. … Read More


1942 40 Years Old Prince George died on 25 August 1942, at the age of 39, along with fourteen others, on board RAF Short Sunderland flying boat W4026, which crashed into a hillside near Dunbeath, Caithness, Scotland, while flying from Invergordon, Ross and Cromarty, to Iceland on non-operational duties. … Read More
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