Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone

Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone

Countess of Athlone
Born Feb 25, 1883

Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone was a member of the British Royal Family. She was the longest-lived Princess of the Blood Royal of the British Royal Family and the last surviving grandchild of Queen Victoria.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone.


She was baptised in the Private Chapel of Windsor Castle on 26 March 1883, and named Alice for her late paternal aunt. … Read More


1904 21 Years Old On 10 February 1904, at St George's Chapel, Windsor, Princess Alice of Albany married her second cousin once-removed, Prince Alexander of Teck, the brother of Princess Mary, the Princess of Wales (later Queen Mary, consort of George V). … Read More


1917 34 Years Old …  She also held the titles of Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and Duchess in Saxony from birth, as well as a Princess of Teck by marriage, until 1917 when the British Royal Family ceased usage of German titles. … Read More


1924 41 Years Old The Earl was appointed Governor-General of the Union of South Africa and served from 1924 to 1931: Princess Alice accompanied him and was the Vicereine during that period. … Read More
1931 48 Years Old Despite the longstanding intention of Canadian governments to indigenise the office and appoint Canadian nationals as governors general — Australia had already done so with the appointment of Sir Isaac Isaacs as its governor general in 1931 — wartime seemed an unpropitious time for constitutional tinkering; the Royal Family had garnered vast public support during the Royal Tour of 1939; as Queen Mary's brother and a former governor general of another of His Majesty's Dominions (as they were then styled), Lord Athlone seemed a satisfactory candidate notwithstanding considerations of talent, and Mackenzie King advised the King to appoint him.


1937 54 Years Old …  With her husband, daughter and son-in-law, Princess Alice represented the King at the 1937 wedding of Juliana of the Netherlands to Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld. … Read More
1940 57 Years Old Princess Alice accompanied her husband to Canada where he served as Governor General from 1940 to 1946. … Read More


1943 60 Years Old The viceregal couple also played host at Quebec City to prime minister Mackenzie King, as well as Churchill and United States president Franklin D. Roosevelt, who all gathered to take part in what would become known as the Quebec Conferences, with the first taking place between 17 and 24 August 1943 at the viceregal residence in La Citadelle, and the second occurring from 12 to 16 September 1944 at the Château Frontenac. … Read More
1944 61 Years Old In 1944, the Princess Alice Barracks Cabin at Britannia Bay provided a summer retreat for Royal Canadian Air Force Women's Division personnel based in Ottawa. … Read More
1950 67 Years Old …  In 1950, she became the first Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (then the University College of the West Indies).
1966 83 Years Old In 1966, Princess Alice published her memoirs, For My Grandchildren, narrating her life and royal duties and visits. … Read More
1981 98 Years Old Princess Alice lived on there until 1981, when she died at age 97 years and 313 days. … Read More
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