Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy

Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy (Alexandra Helen Elizabeth Olga Christabel; born 25 December 1936) is a member of the British royal family. Queen Elizabeth II and Alexandra were first cousins through their fathers, King George VI and Prince George, Duke of Kent. Alexandra's mother Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark was also a first cousin of the Queen's husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Princess Alexandra
The Hon. Lady Ogilvy (more)
Alexandra in 2010
BornPrincess Alexandra of Kent
(1936-12-25) 25 December 1936 (age 87)
Belgravia, London, England
(m. 1963; died 2004)
Alexandra Helen Elizabeth Olga Christabel
FatherPrince George, Duke of Kent
MotherPrincess Marina of Greece and Denmark
SignaturePrincess Alexandra's signature
EducationHeathfield School, Ascot

Princess Alexandra was married to businessman Sir Angus Ogilvy from 1963 until his death in 2004. At the time of her birth, she was sixth in the line of succession to the British throne; as of 2023, she is 57th.

Early life edit

Alexandra aged 11 by Hay Wrightson

Princess Alexandra was born on 25 December 1936 at 3 Belgrave Square, London.[1][2] Her parents were Prince George, Duke of Kent, the fourth son of King George V and Queen Mary, and Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark, a daughter of Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark and Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia. She was named after her paternal great-grandmother, Queen Alexandra; her grandmother, Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia; and both of her maternal aunts, Countess Elizabeth of Törring-Jettenbach and Princess Olga of Yugoslavia. She received the name Christabel because she was born on Christmas Day, like her aunt Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester. Her birth was the last to have the tradition of having the Home Secretary present to verify the birth of potential heirs to the throne.[3] John Simon was present and was the last one to do so.

As a male-line granddaughter of the British monarch, she was styled as a British princess with the prefix Her Royal Highness. At the time of her birth she was sixth in the line of succession to the British throne, behind her cousins Elizabeth and Margaret, her uncle the Duke of Gloucester, her father the Duke of Kent, and her elder brother Prince Edward. She was born two weeks after the abdication of her uncle King Edward VIII.

Alexandra was baptised in the Private Chapel of Buckingham Palace on 9 February 1937, and her godparents were King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (her paternal uncle and aunt); the Queen of Norway (her great-aunt); Princess Nicholas of Greece and Denmark (her maternal grandmother); Princess Olga of Yugoslavia (her maternal aunt); the Princess Beatrice (her paternal great-great-aunt); the Earl of Athlone (her paternal great-uncle); and Count Karl Theodor of Törring-Jettenbach (her maternal uncle by marriage). Of her godparents, only the King and Queen and Lord Athlone were present.[4][5]

Alexandra spent most of her childhood at her family's country house, Coppins, in Buckinghamshire. During the Second World War she also lived at Badminton with her widowed grandmother Queen Mary.[2] Her father was killed in an aeroplane crash in Caithness, Scotland, on 25 August 1942, whilst serving in the Royal Air Force. Alexandra has the distinction of being the first British princess to have attended a boarding school, Heathfield School near Ascot.[2][6] She then studied in Paris.[7] She was also trained at Great Ormond Street Hospital.[8]

Marriage and personal life edit

Princess Alexandra of Kent on a visit to the Netherlands in June 1961

On 24 April 1963, she married The Hon. Angus James Bruce Ogilvy (1928–2004), second son of David Ogilvy, 12th Earl of Airlie, and Lady Alexandra Coke, at Westminster Abbey.[6][9] Ogilvy presented Alexandra with an engagement ring made of a cabochon sapphire set in gold and surrounded by diamonds on both sides.[10] The wedding ceremony was attended by the royal family[11] and was broadcast worldwide on television, watched by an estimated 200 million people.[9]

A formal portrait of Princess Alexandra in 1952

The bride wore a wedding gown of Valenciennes lace, with matching veil and train, designed by John Cavanagh.[12][13] She made her way with her brother, the Duke of Kent, from Kensington Palace to the church.[11] The bridesmaids included Princess Anne and Archduchess Elisabeth of Austria, and the best man was Peregrine Fairfax.[11] The Archbishop of Canterbury, Michael Ramsey, conducted the service.[11] Angus Ogilvy declined the Queen's offer to be created an earl upon marriage,[9] so their children carry no titles.

Angus Ogilvy was knighted in 1988 (when Princess Alexandra assumed the style of The Hon. Lady Ogilvy), later being sworn of the Privy Council in 1997. Princess Alexandra and Angus Ogilvy had two children, James and Marina, and four grandchildren:

  • James Robert Bruce Ogilvy (born 29 February 1964 in Thatched House Lodge, Richmond Park, Surrey). He married Julia Caroline Rawlinson on 30 July 1988 at St Mary's Church in Saffron Walden, Essex. The couple have issue:[14]
    • Flora Alexandra Vesterberg (born 15 December 1994 in Edinburgh, Scotland). She married Timothy Vesterberg at Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, on 26 September 2020.[15]
    • Alexander Charles Ogilvy (born 12 November 1996 in Edinburgh, Scotland).
  • Marina Victoria Alexandra Ogilvy (born 31 July 1966 in Thatched House Lodge, Richmond Park, Surrey). She married Paul Julian Mowatt (Hendon, 28 November 1962) on 2 February 1990; they divorced on 15 October 1997. They have two children:
    • Zenouska May Mowatt (born 26 May 1990 in Roehampton, England). Currently[when?] works as Head of Marketing for Halcyon Days Ltd.
    • Christian Alexander Mowatt (born 4 June 1993 in London, England)

Marina's first pregnancy, which was announced in late 1989, caused a controversy as the couple were not married. This resulted in a feud with her parents who suggested she either marry her companion or have an abortion.[16][17] In an interview with a tabloid at the time, Marina had claimed that her parents had cut off her trust fund and monthly allowance due to their disapproval of her conduct.[16]

Activities edit

Princess Alexandra on her tour of Australia in 1959
Princess Alexandra in Ossett in 1977

Beginning in the late 1950s, Princess Alexandra carried out an extensive programme of engagements in support of the Queen, both in the United Kingdom and overseas. Taking part in roughly 120 engagements each year, Princess Alexandra was one of the most active members of the royal family.[2] She made 110 engagements in 2012. However, in late June 2013, she cancelled her engagements due to arthritis.[18] As of 2022, she is still listed as a working member of the royal family, attending numerous ceremonial and charitable engagements.[19]

In 1959, she carried out an extensive tour of Australia, and attended the Queensland Centenary Celebrations.[9] The Alexandra Waltz was composed for this visit by radio announcer Russ Tyson, and television musical director, Clyde Collins. It was sung for the princess by teen-aged Gay Kahler, who later changed her name to Gay Kayler.[20] In 1961, Princess Alexandra visited Hong Kong and made a visit to Aberdeen Fish Market, Lok Ma Chau police station and So Uk Estate, a public housing complex.[21][22] Princess Alexandra returned to Australia in 1967 for a private holiday, but also carried out engagements in Canberra and Melbourne.[23] The Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane is named in her honour.[24]

Princess Alexandra represented the Queen when Nigeria gained its independence from the United Kingdom[9] on 1 October 1960, and opened the first Parliament on 3 October. Later overseas tours included visits to Canada, Italy, Oman, Hungary, Norway, Japan, Thailand, Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands.[9] Princess Alexandra launched the New Zealand Leander-class frigate HMNZS Waikato at Harland and Wolff, Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1965.[25] Princess Alexandra opened the Victoria-to-Brixton section of London Underground's Victoria line on 23 July 1971.[26]

Princess Alexandra opened the new hospital in Harlow, Essex, named in her honour on 27 April 1965. The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust was announced by the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, in September 2019 to be part of the government's new health infrastructure programme to build a new hospital.

Princess Alexandra served as chancellor of Lancaster University from its foundation in 1964 until she relinquished the post in 2004[27] (when she also accepted an honorary degree in Music). She also served as the first chancellor of the University of Mauritius.[28] She is also an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow,[29] Faculty of Anæsthetists of the Royal College of Surgeons of England,[30] the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists,[31] and the Royal College of Physicians. She is also the president of Alexandra Rose Day, which was founded in honour of her great-grandmother, Queen Alexandra.[32] She was also patron of The Royal School, Hampstead.[33] The Princess was president of WWF-UK until 2011.[34]

Until it was abolished in 2013, Princess Alexandra received £225,000 per year from the Civil List to cover the cost of official expenses,[35] although as with the other members of the royal family (except the Duke of Edinburgh) the Queen repaid this amount to HM Treasury. Alexandra lives at Thatched House Lodge in Richmond, London, a Crown property purchased on a 150-year lease from the Crown Estate Commissioners by Angus Ogilvy after their wedding in 1963. She also has use of a grace-and-favour apartment at St James's Palace in London.[36]

The Princess is the patron of the Blackie Foundation Trust, a charity dedicated to the promotion of research and education in homoeopathy. She is also a patron of the People's Dispensary for Sick Animals;[37] the English National Opera;[38] the London Philharmonic Choir;[39] the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra;[40] Wigmore Hall;[40] the Florence Nightingale Foundation;[41] the not-for-profit housing association Anchor;[42] the charity Independent Age;[43] St Christopher's Hospice in Sydenham, England;[44] Core, a National charity in London dedicated to funding research into digestive diseases and which also publishes information leaflets on the most common diseases of the gut and liver;[45] the Nature in Art Trust;[46] and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA),[47][48] the oldest drama school in the English-speaking world. She has been the patron of the Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital in Brighton since 1954 and of Alzheimer's Society since 1990.[49][50] She is also the royal patron of Children and Families Across Borders (CFAB),[51] a charity dedicated to reuniting children who have been separated from their families. She is patron of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London, which received its royal style in 2012 during the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.[52] In her role as president of Sightsavers UK, the Princess visited Washington D.C. in October 2016 to attend the Neglected Tropical Diseases NGDO Network conference partnership reception.[53] In November 2016, one month ahead of Alexandra's 80th birthday, the Queen held a reception at Buckingham Palace in honour of the work of Alexandra's charities.[54]

In May 2023, Alexandra appeared alongside other working members of the royal family in photos in the Throne Room and on Buckingham Palace balcony following the coronation of King Charles III, which she had attended earlier that day.[55] In February 2024, she was seen using a wheelchair at the thanksgiving service for Constantine II of Greece.[56]

Titles, styles, honours and arms edit

Titles and styles edit

  • 25 December 1936 – 24 April 1963: Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra of Kent[57]
  • 24 April 1963 – 31 December 1988: Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Mrs Angus Ogilvy[58][59]
  • 31 December 1988 – present: Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy[60][61]

Honours edit


Eponyms edit

  • The Princess Alexandra Auditorium, Yarm School.
  • The Alexandra Hospital in Redditch, Worcestershire is named after the Princess which she opened on 2 April 1987.
  • The Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, Essex, was named by the Princess on 27 April 1965.[70]
  • The Princess Alexandra Hospital (formerly South Brisbane Hospital) was named by and in honour of the visit by the Princess to Queensland in 1959.
  • The Princess Alexandra Gardens at Leeds Castle[71] are named after her in honour of her involvement as Patron of the Leeds Castle Foundation
  • The Hong Kong Red Cross Princess Alexandra school, 8-9 Rehab Path, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, a government subsidized special education boarding school, set up in 1962

Appointments edit

Honorary academic degrees

Honorary military appointments edit

  United Kingdom
  Hong Kong

Arms edit

Coat of arms of Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy
As a descendant of George V, Princess Alexandra's arms are based on the Royal Arms. The following explains the way in which her arms are differenced from those of the monarch.
Coronet of a Grandchild of the Sovereign
On the coronet of children of other sons of the Sovereign, composed of four crosses-pattées alternated with four strawberry leaves a lion statant guardant or, crowned with the like coronet and differenced with a label as in the Arms.
The Royal Arms differenced with a five-point label—the standard differentiation for a male-line grandchild of a British Monarch. The first and fifth points bear a heart gules, the second and fourth points bear an anchor azure, and the third point bears a cross gules.
The Royal Supporters differenced with the like coronet and label.
The Order of the Garter circlet.
(Shame be to him who thinks evil of it)
  The Royal Standard of the United Kingdom labelled for difference as in her arms.
  (in Scotland)
As with the Royal Arms of the United Kingdom. The first and fourth quarters are the arms of England, the second of Scotland, the third of Ireland.

Issue edit

Name Birth Marriage Issue
James Ogilvy 29 February 1964 30 July 1988 Julia Rawlinson Flora Vesterberg
Alexander Ogilvy
Marina Ogilvy 31 July 1966 2 February 1990
Divorced 4 December 1997
Paul Mowatt Zenouska Mowatt
Christian Mowatt

Ancestry edit

Since Princess Alexandra's mother was a first cousin of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, she is a second cousin to King Charles III and his siblings, in addition to being their first cousin once removed because her father was Queen Elizabeth II's uncle.

Notes edit

  1. ^ The original announcement made regarding her appointment in 2003 describes her as a "Lady Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter",[64] but her official biography states that she was "made a Knight of the Order of the Garter (KG) in 2003".[65][66]

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Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy
Born: 25 December 1936
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daughter of George, Duke of Kent
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HRH Princess Alexandra, The Hon Lady Ogilvy
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