Princess Patricia of Connaught

Princess Patricia of Connaught


Princess Patricia of Connaught was a member of the British Royal Family, a granddaughter of Queen Victoria. She relinquished her title of a British princess and the style of Her Royal Highness upon her marriage to the commoner Alexander Ramsay. A Canadian Forces infantry regiment, the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, was named in her honour.… Read More

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She was christened Victoria Patricia Helena Elizabeth at Bagshot Park on 1 May 1886 and her godparents were: Queen Victoria (her paternal grandmother); the Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (her paternal granduncle, who was represented by her paternal uncle Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein); the Hereditary Grand Duchess of Oldenburg (her maternal aunt); Prince Wilhelm of Prussia (her cousin, for whom the German Ambassador, Count Hatzfeldt, stood proxy); Princess Christian of Schleswig-Holstein (her paternal aunt); and Prince Albert of Prussia (her cousin, for whom her maternal uncle the Hereditary Grand Duke of Oldenburg stood proxy). … Read More
1893 7 Years Old She grew up as a member of the Royal Family. She was a bridesmaid at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of York (future George V and Queen Mary) on 6 July 1893. … Read More


1917 31 Years Old Her portrait appears on the one-dollar note of the Dominion of Canada with the issue date 17 March 1917.
1918 32 Years Old She was named Colonel-in-Chief of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 22 February 1918 and held that appointment until her death. … Read More
Princess Patricia personally designed the badge and colours for the regiment to take overseas to France, and at her wedding in 1919, the regiment attended and played their march specially. … Read More


1936 50 Years Old She rode in the carriage processions with other members of the Royal Family at the funerals of George V in 1936 and of King George VI. … Read More


1959 73 Years Old Lady Patricia was an accomplished artist specializing in watercolours. In 1959, she was made an honorary member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours. … Read More
1965 79 Years Old …  The first ship for Princess Cruises via a winter Mexican Riviera charter from CPL in 1965, she was retired from Alaskan cruising services in 1981 and served as a floating hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia for their 1986 World's Fair before being finally scrapped in 1989. … Read More
1974 88 Years Old 1 More Event
She was succeeded in 1974 by her cousin and goddaughter Patricia (the Rt.
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