His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester is visiting our Mandir on 14th October 2015 at 1.30 p.m. for one hour. He is very interested to meet our community members.
Title: Richard, Duke of Gloucester
Full Name: Richard Alexander Walter George
Relation to Elizabeth II: Cousin
Married: Birgitte van Deurs, daughter of Asger Henriksen and Vivian van Deurs of Denmark, on July 8, 1972
Children: Alexander (Earl of Ulster), Davina (Lady Davine Lewis) and Rose (Lady Rose Gilman)
The Duke is a first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, and 2nd son of Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, who was the third eldest son of George V, and Princess Alice. At the time of his birth he was 5th in line to the throne.
He attended Eton College and Cambridge University and planned a career in architecture until the death of his elder brother in a plane crash in 1972, and his father in 1974 when he inherited the Dukedom and an increase in his obligations for royal duties.
In 1972 he married Brigitte Eva van Deurs, daughter of a Danish lawyer. They had three children, Alexander, Earl of Ulster, born in 1974, Lady Davina Windsor born in 1977, and Lady Rose Windsor born in 1980. The Duke and Duchess carry out public duties on behalf of the royal family and are patrons of many societies and organisations. None of their children undertake official duties.
The Duke maintains an interest in architecture and is a commissioner for English Heritage. He is the most senior male descendant of Queen Victoria.
For further details please contact : Ashwin Soni – Mobile 07833252551