Duke of Gloucester

Style

HRH The Duke of Gloucester, KG, GCVO

Gloucester, HRH 2 Duke of (UK 1928); Richard Alexander Walter George; KG (1997), GCVO (1974); also Earl of Ulster and Baron Culloden (UK 1928); yr but only surviving s of HRH Prince Henry, 1 Duke of Gloucester (3 s of King George V; d 1974), and Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester (d 2004), da of 7 Duke of Buccleuch

Biography

b 26 Aug 1944; Educ Eton, Magdalene Coll Cambridge (MA, DipArch, including one year practical experience with Offices Devpt Gp Ministry Public Building and Works); m 8 July 1972, Birgitte Eva, GCVO, GCStJ (Col-in-Chief: Royal Army Dental Corps 1977-, Royal Australian Army Educational Corps 1977-, Royal New Zealand Army Educational Corps 1985-, Bermuda Regt 2003-; Dep Col-in-Chief Adj-Gen's Corps 1992-; Royal Col 7th Battalion The Rifles 2007-; sponsor: HMS Gloucester (guided missile destroyer), HMS Sandown (minesweeper)), da of Asger Preben Wissing Henriksen, lawyer, of Odense, Denmark, by his 1 w Vivian, da of Waldemar Oswald van Deurs, whose surname Birgitte assumed; 1 s, 2 da (see below); Heir s, Earl of Ulster.

Career architect in private practice 1969-72, corporate memb RIBA 1972-; Col-in-Chief: Royal Army Medical Corps 2003-, The Royal Anglian Regt 2006; Dep Col-in-Chief: Royal Logistic Corps 1993-; Royal Col 6th Battalion The Rifles 2007-; Royal Hon Col Royal Monmouthshire RE (Militia) 1977-; RAF: Hon Air Marshal 1996-, Royal Hon Air Cdre RAF Odiham, No 501 (County of Gloucester) Sqdn RAuxAF 1993-;

Pres: British-Nepal Soc, British Expertise, British Leprosy Relief Assoc, Cancer Research Campaign, Christ's Hosp, London Soc, National Assoc of Clubs for Young People, Pevsner Memorial Tst, Public Monument and Sculpture Assoc, Royal Smithfield Club, St Bartholomew's Hosp, Soc of Architect-Artists, Victorian Soc; patron: American Friends of English Heritage, Architects Benevolent Soc, Assoc for Smoking and Health (ASH) 1974-, British Assoc of Friends of Museums 1976-, British Homeopathic Assoc, British Limbless Ex Service Assoc, British-Mexican Soc, British Museum, Canine Partners, Construction Industry Tst for Youth, Cncl for Educn in World Citizenship, Fenland Archaeological Tst, Friends of Gloucester and Peterborough Cathedrals, Habitat for Humanity GB, Inner London Probation Service, Islington and Hackney Housing Assoc, Japan Soc, League of Friends of Royal National Orthopaedic Hosp, London Chorus, Magdalene Australia Soc, NormandyVeterans Assoc, Oriental Ceramic Soc, Pestalozzi Children's Village Tst, Richard III Soc, Royal Acad of Schs, Royal Anthropological Inst, Severn Valley Railway, Soc of Antiquaries of London, Tramway Museum; fell Inst of Clerks of Works for GB Inc; FIStructE, FRIAS, FRSA, GCStJ (1975); Grand Cross Order of St Olav (Norway) 1973, Royal Order of the Northern Star (Sweden) 1975;

Residence

Kensington Palace, London W8 4PU

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