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Cambridge, Alexander Augustus Frederick William Alfred George, earl of Athlone [formerly Prince Alexander of Teck] (1874–1957), army officer and governor-general of South Africa, was born at Kensington Palace on 14 April 1874, the third son of Princess Mary Adelaide Wilhelmina Elizabeth (1833–1897)...

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John George Edward Henry Douglas Sutherland Campbell, marquess of Lorne and ninth duke of Argyll (1845–1914) by George Washington Wilson © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Campbell, John George Edward Henry Douglas Sutherland, marquess of Lorne and ninth duke of Argyll (1845–1914), governor-general of Canada, was born on 6 August 1845 at Stafford House, London, the eldest son of George Douglas Campbell, marquess of Lorne (1823–1900), and his wife, ...

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Mountbatten [née Ashley], Dame Edwina Cynthia Annette, Countess Mountbatten of Burma (1901–1960), director of emergency relief services and vicereine of India, was born at 32 Bruton Street, London, on 28 November 1901, the elder of the two daughters of Wilfrid William Ashley, ...

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Dame Edwina Cynthia Annette Mountbatten, Countess Mountbatten of Burma (1901–1960) by Madame Yevonde, 1940 © Yevonde Portrait Archive; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mountbatten, Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas, first Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900–1979), naval officer and viceroy of India, was born at Frogmore House, Windsor, on 25 June 1900 as Prince Louis of Battenberg, the younger son and the youngest of the four children of ...

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Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten, first Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900–1979) by Yousuf Karsh, 1943 © Karsh / Camera Press, London; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Scheener, Edward Schencker (1789–1853), civil servant and half-brother of Queen Victoria, was born in Geneva, Switzerland, on 24 November 1789, the natural son of Edward, duke of Kent, and Anne Gabrielle Alexandrine Moré. Scheener passed his youth in Geneva in the family of his ostensible father, ...

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