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Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark

Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark

Royal Navy Admiral
Born Dec 13, 1906

Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent, née Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark was a member of the British Royal Family; the wife of Prince George, Duke of Kent, the fourth son of King George V of the United Kingdom and Mary of Teck. Princess Marina was the most recent foreign-born princess to marry into the British royal family.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark.


She was baptised near the end of 1906, and her godparents were: the King of Greece (her paternal grandfather); the King of the United Kingdom (her granduncle); the Princess of Wales; Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark (her paternal uncle); Grand Duke Boris Vladimirovich of Russia (her maternal uncle); and Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (her maternal aunt). … Read More


1934 27 Years Old 1 More Event
On 29 November 1934 she married Prince George, Duke of Kent, at Westminster Abbey, London. … Read More


1942 35 Years Old The Duke of Kent was killed on 25 August 1942, in an aeroplane crash at Eagles Rock, near Dunbeath, Caithness, Scotland, while on active service with the Royal Air Force. … Read More


1947 40 Years Old She was already the first cousin of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and then also became his aunt, due to his 1947 marriage to Princess Elizabeth, later Queen Elizabeth II. … Read More
1953 46 Years Old The diamond and pearl Kent Festoon Tiara was worn by Princess Marina to the 1953 coronation. … Read More


1961 54 Years Old Just before the current Duke of Kent's wedding in June 1961 to Katharine Worsley, she announced that she wished to be known as HRH Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent instead of HRH The Dowager Duchess of Kent, a change in traditional style that was granted by her niece, Queen Elizabeth II.
1963 56 Years Old She served as the first Chancellor of the University of Kent at Canterbury from 1963 until her death from a brain tumour at Kensington Palace on 27 August 1968, aged 61. … Read More


1968 62 Years Old Died on August 27, 1968.
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