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Lady Helen Taylor
Lady Helen Marina Lucy Taylor (née Windsor; born 28 April 1964) is a daughter of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent
Prince Edward, Duke of Kent
and his wife Katharine, Duchess of Kent, and a great-granddaughter of King George V. She is currently 40th in line of succession to the British Throne.Contents1 Early life and youth 2 Marriage and children 3 Charity work 4 Ancestry 5 References 6 External linksEarly life and youth[edit] Born at Coppins, a country house in Iver, Buckinghamshire, Lady Helen is the only daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Kent
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Alexandra Of Denmark
Alexandra of Denmark
Denmark
(Alexandra Caroline Marie Charlotte Louise Julia; 1 December 1844 – 20 November 1925) was Queen of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions
British Dominions
and Empress of India
Empress of India
as the wife of King Edward VII. Her family had been relatively obscure until 1852, when her father, Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, was chosen with the consent of the great powers to succeed his distant cousin, Frederick VII, to the Danish throne. At the age of sixteen, she was chosen as the future wife of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, the heir apparent of Queen Victoria. They married eighteen months later in 1863, the same year her father became king of Denmark
Denmark
as Christian IX and her brother was appointed to the vacant Greek throne as George I
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Sir John Brunner, 1st Baronet
Sir
Sir
John Tomlinson Brunner, 1st Baronet, PC DL (8 February 1842 – 1 July 1919) was a British chemical industrialist and Liberal Party politician. At Hutchinson's alkali works in Widnes
Widnes
he rose to the position of general manager. There he met Ludwig Mond, with whom he later formed a partnership to create the chemical company Brunner Mond & Co., initially making alkali by the Solvay process. As a Member of Parliament he represented Northwich, Cheshire, in 1885–1886 and then from 1887–1910. He was a paternalistic employer and as a politician supported Irish Home Rule, trade unions, free trade, welfare reforms and, leading up to the First World War, a more sympathetic stance towards Germany. Brunner was a prominent Freemason, and a generous benefactor to the towns in his constituency and to the University of Liverpool
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Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna Of Russia
Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia
Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia
(17 January 1882 – 13 March 1957), sometimes known as Helen, Helena, Helene, Ellen, Yelena, Hélène, or Eleni, was a Russian grand duchess as the only daughter and youngest child of Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia
Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia
and Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Her husband was Prince Nicholas of Greece
Greece
and Denmark and they were both first cousins of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia.Contents1 Early life 2 Marriage 3 Life in exile 4 Titles and styles 5 Honours 6 Ancestry 7 References 8 SourcesEarly life[edit] Elena and her three surviving older brothers, Kirill, Boris, and Andrei, had an English nanny and spoke English as their first language.[1] The young Elena had a temper and was sometimes out of control
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Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich Of Russia
Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia
Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia
(Russian: Влади́мир Александрович; 22[1] April 1847 – 17 February 1909) was a son of Emperor Alexander II of Russia, a brother of Emperor Alexander III of Russia
Alexander III of Russia
and the senior Grand Duke of the House of Romanov
House of Romanov
during the reign of his nephew, Emperor Nicholas II. Grand Duke Vladimir followed a military career and occupied important military positions during the reigns of the last three Russian Emperors. Interested in artistic and intellectual pursuits; he was appointed President of the Academy of Fine Arts. He functioned as a patron of many artists and as a sponsor of the Imperial ballet.[2] During the reign of his father, Emperor Alexander II, he was made Adjutant-General, senator in 1868 and a member of the Council of State in 1872
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Princess Marina Of Greece And Denmark
Princess Marina of Greece
Greece
and Denmark, CI, GCVO, GBE (Greek: Πριγκίπισσα Μαρίνα της Ελλάδας και Δανίας; 13 December [O.S. 30 November] 1906[1] – 27 August 1968), later known as the Duchess of Kent, was a princess of the Greek royal house, who married Prince George, Duke of Kent, fourth son of King George V
King George V
of the United Kingdom in 1934. They had three children: Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, Princess Alexandra, and Prince Michael of Kent. The Princess was widowed in 1942, when her husband was killed in a plane crash on active service
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Olga Konstantinovna Of Russia
Grand Duchess Olga Constantinovna of Russia
Russia
(3 September [O.S. 22 August] 1851 – 18 June 1926), later known as Queen Olga of Greece, was the wife of King George I and, briefly in 1920, regent of Greece. A member of the Romanov dynasty, she was the daughter of Grand Duke Constantine Nikolaievich and his wife, Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Altenburg. She spent her childhood in Saint Petersburg, Poland and the Crimea, and married King George I of Greece
George I of Greece
in 1867 at the age of sixteen. At first, she felt ill at ease in the Kingdom of Greece, but she quickly became involved in social and charitable work
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Prince Nicholas Of Greece And Denmark
Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark
Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark
(Greek: Πρίγκιπας Νικόλαος της Ελλάδας και της Δανίας, 22 January 1872 – 8 February 1938), of the Glücksburg branch of the House of Oldenburg, was the fourth child and third son of King George I of Greece, and of Queen Olga. He was known as "Greek Nicky" in the family to distinguish him from his maternal first cousin Emperor Nicholas II of Russia
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George I Of Greece
George I (Greek: Γεώργιος Αʹ, Geórgios I; born Prince William of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg; Danish: Prins Vilhelm; 24 December 1845 – 18 March 1913[1]) was King of Greece from 1863 until his assassination in 1913. Originally a Danish prince, George was born in Copenhagen, and seemed destined for a career in the Royal Danish Navy. He was only 17 years old when he was elected king by the Greek National Assembly, which had deposed the unpopular former king Otto. His nomination was both suggested and supported by the Great Powers: the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the Second French Empire
Second French Empire
and the Russian Empire. He married the Russian grand duchess Olga Constantinovna of Russia, and became the first monarch of a new Greek dynasty. Two of his sisters, Alexandra and Dagmar, married into the British and Russian royal families
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Princess Mary Adelaide Of Cambridge
Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge
Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge
(Mary Adelaide Wilhelmina Elizabeth; 27 November 1833 – 27 October 1897) was a member of the British Royal Family, a granddaughter of George III, grandmother of Edward VIII
Edward VIII
and George VI
George VI
and great-grandmother of Elizabeth II. She held the title of Duchess of Teck through marriage. Mary Adelaide is remembered as the mother of Queen Mary, the wife of King George V. She was one of the first royals to patronise a wide range of charities.Contents1 Early life 2 Marriage 3 Issue 4 Life abroad 5 Later life and death 6 Titles, styles, honours and arms6.1 Honours7 Ancestors 8 References 9 SourcesEarly life[edit]Photograph by Camille Silvy, 1860Mary Adelaide was born on 27 November 1833 in Hanover, Germany
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Mary Of Teck
Mary of Teck
Teck
(Victoria Mary Augusta Louise Olga Pauline Claudine Agnes; 26 May 1867 – 24 March 1953) was Queen of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions
British Dominions
and Empress of India
Empress of India
as the wife of King George V. Although technically a princess of Teck, in the Kingdom of Württemberg, she was born and raised in England. Her parents were Francis, Duke of Teck, who was of German extraction, and Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge, who was a granddaughter of King George III. She was informally known as "May", after her birth month. At the age of 24, she was betrothed to Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale, the eldest son of the Prince of Wales, but six weeks after the announcement of the engagement, he died unexpectedly of pneumonia. The following year, she became engaged to Albert Victor's next surviving brother, George, who subsequently became king
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Francis, Duke Of Teck
Francis, Duke of Teck
Duke of Teck
(Francis Paul Charles Louis Alexander; 28 August 1837 – 21 January 1900), known as Count Francis von Hohenstein until 1863, was a member of the German nobility, and later of the British Royal Family by marriage. He was the father of Queen Mary, the wife of King George V, and therefore a great-grandfather of the present queen. Francis held the titles of Count of Hohenstein (Graf von Hohenstein), Prince (Fürst) and later Duke of Teck
Duke of Teck
(Herzog von Teck), and was granted the style of Serene Highness in 1863
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Prince George, Duke Of Kent
Prince George, Duke of Kent, KG, KT, GCMG, GCVO (George Edward Alexander Edmund; 20 December 1902 – 25 August 1942) was the fourth son of King George V
George V
and Queen Mary. He was the younger brother of Edward VIII
Edward VIII
and George VI
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Coppins
Coordinates: 51°31′34″N 0°30′32″W / 51.526°N 0.509°W / 51.526; -0.509 Coppins is a country house north of the village of Iver
Iver
in Buckinghamshire, England, formerly a home of members of the British Royal Family, including Princess Victoria, Prince George, Duke of Kent, Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent and Prince Edward, Duke of Kent
Prince Edward, Duke of Kent
(their son). History[edit] The house was originally a mid-nineteenth century farmhouse built by John Mitchell, who arranged Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria
and the Prince of Wales' theatre visits. The house was substantially altered for Princess Victoria, who moved there after the death in 1925 of her mother Queen Alexandra. Princess Victoria left Coppins to her nephew Prince George, the Duke of Kent, when she died in 1935
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Edward VII
Edward VII
Edward VII
(Albert Edward; 9 November 1841 – 6 May 1910) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions
British Dominions
and Emperor of India from 22 January 1901 until his death in 1910. The eldest son of Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria
and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Edward was related to royalty throughout Europe. Before his accession to the throne, he was heir apparent and held the title of Prince of Wales
Prince of Wales
for longer than any of his predecessors. During the long reign of his mother, he was largely excluded from political power, and came to personify the fashionable, leisured elite. He travelled throughout Britain performing ceremonial public duties, and represented Britain on visits abroad
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CLIC Sargent
CLIC Sargent
CLIC Sargent
is a charity in the United Kingdom formed in 2005. CLIC Sargent is the UK's leading cancer charity for children, young people and their families. Its care teams provide specialist support across the UK.[1] CLIC Sargent
CLIC Sargent
supports people from diagnosis onwards and aims to help the whole family deal with the impact of cancer and its treatment, life after treatment and, in some cases, bereavement. The charity also undertakes research into the impact of cancer on children and young people
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