Alexandra of Kent

Alexandra of Kent – The invaluable Princess

Princess Alexandra of Kent was born on 25 December 1936 as the daughter of Prince George, Duke of Kent, and Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark. She was born just after the abdication of her uncle, King Edward VIII and the accession of another uncle, King George VI. Her grandmother, Queen Mary, commented, “The only [read more]

Alice of Albany

Kensington Palace – A grand royal residence

The magnificent Kensington Palace was once a two-story mansion built by Sir George Coppin in 1605. It was purchased by Heneage Finch, 1st Earl of Nottingham in 1619 and it then became known as Nottingham House. Joint monarch William and Mary began to search for a new residence, and they purchased Nottingham House from the [read more]