Princess Alice of Battenberg
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Princess Alice of Battenberg

European Royalty
Female
Born Feb 25, 1885
Hometown England
Died Dec 5, 1969
Death Place London
Other Names Greece, Princess ...

Princess Alice of Battenberg, later Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark, was the mother of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and mother-in-law of Queen Elizabeth II. She was congenitally deaf, and grew up in Germany, England and the Mediterranean. After marrying Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark in 1903, she lived in Greece until the exile of most of the Greek royal family in 1917.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

She was christened in Darmstadt on 25 April 1885. … Read More
1893 8 Years Old Her early years were spent in the company of her royal relatives, and she was a bridesmaid at the marriage of George, Duke of York (later King George V) and Mary of Teck in 1893. … Read More

TEENAGE

1902 17 Years Old Princess Alice met and fell in love with Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark (known as Andrea within the family), the fourth son of King George I of the Hellenes and Queen Olga, at King Edward VII's coronation in 1902. They married in a civil ceremony on 6 October 1903 at Darmstadt. … Read More

TWENTIES

1908 23 Years Old After their marriage, Prince Andrew continued his career in the military and Princess Andrew became involved in charity work. In 1908, she visited Russia for the wedding of Grand Duchess Marie of Russia and Prince William of Sweden. … Read More
1913 28 Years Old With the advent of the Balkan Wars, Prince Andrew was reinstated in the army and Princess Andrew acted as a nurse, assisting at operations and setting up field hospitals, for which work George V of the United Kingdom awarded her the Royal Red Cross in 1913. … Read More

THIRTIES

1916 31 Years Old Princess Andrew and her children were forced to shelter in the palace cellars during the French bombardment of Athens on 1 December 1916.
1917 32 Years Old By June 1917, the King's neutrality policy had become so untenable that she and other members of the Greek royal family were forced into exile when her brother-in-law abdicated. … Read More

FORTIES

1928 43 Years Old …  She became deeply religious, and on 20 October 1928 entered the Greek Orthodox Church. … Read More
1930 45 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1930, after suffering a severe nervous breakdown, Princess Andrew was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia at Dr Ernst Simmel's sanatorium at Tegel, Berlin. … Read More

FIFTIES

1936 - 1937 2 More Events
1938 53 Years Old She resumed contact with her family, and in 1938 returned to Athens alone to work with the poor, living in a two-bedroomed flat near the Benaki Museum. … Read More
1940 55 Years Old The occupying forces apparently presumed Princess Andrew was pro-German, as one of her sons-in-law, Prince Christoph of Hesse, was a member of the NSDAP and the Waffen-SS, and another, Berthold, Margrave of Baden, had been invalided out of the German army in 1940 after an injury in France. … Read More
1944 59 Years Old When Athens was liberated in October 1944, Harold Macmillan visited Princess Andrew and described her as "living in humble, not to say somewhat squalid conditions". … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1947 62 Years Old Princess Andrew returned to Great Britain in April 1947 to attend the wedding of her only son, now styled Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten R.N., to The Princess Elizabeth, the elder daughter and heiress presumptive of King George VI, that November. … Read More
1950 65 Years Old She trained on the Greek island of Tinos, established a home for the order in a hamlet north of Athens, and undertook two tours of the United States in 1950 and 1952 in an effort to raise funds. … Read More
1952 67 Years Old After her daughter-in-law became Queen of the Commonwealth realms in 1952, Princess Andrew attended the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in June 1953 wearing a dress in the style of her nun's habit: a conservative two-tone grey long dress and a flowing nun-like head-dress. … Read More
1960 75 Years Old In 1960, she visited India at the invitation of Rajkumari Amrit Kaur, who had been impressed by Princess Andrew's interest in Indian religious thought, and for her own spiritual quest. … Read More
1967 82 Years Old Increasingly deaf and in failing health through incessant smoking, Princess Andrew left Greece for the last time following the 21 April 1967 Colonels' Coup. … Read More
1969 85 Years Old Despite suggestions of senility in later life, Princess Andrew remained lucid but physically frail. She died at Buckingham Palace on 5 December 1969. … Read More
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