Princess Connaught

British princess Princess 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.
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  • 1974
    She was succeeded in 1974 by her cousin and goddaughter Patricia (the Rt.
  • 1965
    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.
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  • 1959
    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.
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  • 1936
    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.
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  • 1919
    Upon her marriage in 1919, Lady Patricia was granted arms as a male-line grandchild of a British monarch.
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    On the occasion of her marriage, Princess Patricia of Connaught voluntarily relinquished the style of Royal Highness and the title of Princess of Great Britain and Ireland. She was granted by Royal Warrants of 25 February 1919 the style of Lady Patricia Ramsay with precedence immediately before the Marchionesses of England.
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    She was married at Westminster Abbey on 27 February 1919.
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    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.
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  • 1918
    She was named Colonel-in-Chief of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 22 February 1918 and held that appointment until her death.
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  • 1917
    Her portrait appears on the one-dollar note of the Dominion of Canada with the issue date 17 March 1917.
  • 1893
    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.
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  • 1886
    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).
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