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 He was baptised in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle on 26 January 1903 by Francis Paget, Bishop of Oxford (with "ordinary" water, as opposed to water from the Jordan, usual for royal christenings). … Read More


1925 22 Years Old …  Known as "the girl with the silver syringe", drug-addict Preston – a cousin of railroad heiress Gloria Vanderbilt – was married first to Horace R.B. Allen and then, in 1925, to banker Jerome Preston. … Read More
1929 26 Years Old He remained in the Royal Navy until 1929, serving on the Iron Duke and later the Nelson. … Read More
1932 29 Years Old In 1932 he was appointed as Royal Bencher of The Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn, a position previously occupied by his father, the King.


1934 31 Years Old On 12 October 1934, in anticipation of his forthcoming marriage to his third 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
1939 36 Years Old In 1939 George was elected Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England, an office he held until his death. … Read More
1940 37 Years Old Prince George was later promoted to the higher rank of air vice-marshal but, on taking up active RAF duties as a welfare officer in 1940, he relinquished his senior rank, reverting to group captain.


1942 40 Years Old Prince George died along with all others on board an R.A.F. Short Sunderland flying boat that crashed into a hillside near Dunbeath, Caithness, in Scotland while en route from Evanton, Ross-shire, to Iceland on 25 August 1942. … Read More
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