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Gloucester, Duke of (UK, 1928)


Creation: let. pat. 31 Mar 1928


Family name: Windsor





The Royal Arms as borne by HM King George V differenced by a Label of five points Argent charged on the centre and two outer points with a Cross Gules and on the inner points with a Lion passant guardant also Gules


On a Coronet of four Crosses Patty alternated with four Strawberry Leaves a Lion statant guardant Or crowned with a like Coronet and differenced by a Label as in the Arms


Same as the Royal Arms differenced by a like Coronet and Label


By Royal Warrant dated 24 Feb 1975 the labels which were assigned to a grandchild of a Sovereign (except the eldest son of a Prince of Wales) became hereditary and are borne as part of the arms together with ordinary marks of difference when appropriate



HRH Prince Henry William Frederick Albert, 1st Duke of Gloucester, KG KT KP GCB GCMG GCVO PC

3rd son of King George V by his wife and third cousin once removed HH Princess (Victoria) Mary Augusta Louisa Olga Pauline Claudine Agnes of Teck, only dau. of HH Francis Paul Charles Louis Alexander, 1st Duke of Teck


31 Mar 1900


26 Nov 1935 Lady Alice Christabel Montagu-Douglas-Scott GCB CI GCVO GBE (b. 25 Dec 1901; d. 29 Oct 2004), 3rd dau. of John Charles [Montagu-Douglas-Scott], 7th Duke of Buccleuch, by his wife Lady Margaret Bridgeman Alice, 2nd dau. of George Cecil Orlando [Bridgeman], 4th Earl of Bradford


1. HRH Prince William Henry Andrew Frederick of Gloucester KStJ (b. 18 Dec 1941;  dvp. 28 Aug 1972)

2. *HRH Prince Richard Alexander Walter George of Gloucester, later 2nd Duke of Gloucester


10 Jun 1974


31 Mar 1928 Baron Culloden, Earl of Ulster and Duke of Gloucester

suc. by



Knight of the Garter 1921; GCVO 1922; Privy Councillor 1925; High Steward of King's Lynn 1924-74; Captain in the Army 1927, Brevet Major 1934, Major 1935, Maj General 1937, Lieut General 1941, General 1944 and Field Marshal 1955; GCStJ 1930; Royal Victorian Chain 1932; Knight of the Thistle 1933; Knight of St Patrick 1934; GCMG 1935; High Steward of Windsor 1936-74; Air Vice-Marshal 1937, Air Marshal 1941, Air Chief Marshal 1944 and Marshal of the RAF 1958; Grand Prior of the Order of St John 1939-74; Great Master of the Order of the Bath 1942-74; GCB 1942; Elder Brother of Trinity House 1942 and Master 1942-69; Ranger of Epping Forest 1943-74; Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief of the Commonwealth of Australia 1945-47; Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland 1949 and 1963


*HRH Prince Richard Alexander Walter George, 2nd Duke of Gloucester, KG GCVO


26 Aug 1944


8 Jul 1972 Birgitte Eva van Deurs GCVO DStJ (b. 20 Jun 1946), 2nd dau. of Asger Preben Wissing Henriksen, of Odense, Denmark, by his first wife Vivian van Deurs, dau. of Waldemar Oswald van Deurs, of Copenhagen, Denmark


1. *Lord Alexander Patrick Gregers Richard Windsor, styled Earl of Ulster (b. 24 Oct 1974), mar. 22 Jun 2002 Dr Claire Alexandra Booth (b. 29 Dec 1977), dau. of Robert Booth, of Weston Turville, Aylesbury, co. Buckingham, by his wife Barbara Patricia Hitchen, dau. of Wilfred R Hitchen, and has issue:

1a. *Lord Xan Richard Anders Windsor, styled Baron Culloden (b. 12 Mar 2007)

1a. *Lady Cosima Rose Alexandra Windsor (b. 20 May 2010)

1. *Lady Davina Elizabeth Alice Benedikte Windsor (b. 19 Nov 1977), mar. 31 Jul 2004 Gary Christie Lewis (b. 21 Aug 1970), 1st son of Hore Lewis, of Gisborne, New Zealand, by his wife Viki Carr, and has issue:

1a. *<male> Lewis (b. Jun 2012)

1a. *Senna Lewis (b. 22 Jun 2010)

2. *Lady Rose Victoria Birgitte Louise Windsor (b. 1 Mar 1980), mar. 19 Jul 2008 George Gilman, son of Peter Gilman, and has issue:

1a. *Lyla Gilman (b. Jul 2010)


GCVO 1974; Grand Prior of the Most Venerable Order of St John 1975; Knight of the Garter 1997



The arms of HRH the Duchess of Gloucester


 Last updated 10 Jun 2012




2nd Duke of Gloucester

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 31 Mar 1928)

2nd Earl of Ulster

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 31 Mar 1928)

2nd Baron Culloden

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 31 Mar 1928)



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