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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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Canning [née Stuart], Charlotte Elizabeth, Countess Canning (1817–1861), courtier and vicereine of India, was born at the British embassy in Paris on 31 March 1817, the elder of the two daughters of Sir Charles Stuart, later Baron Stuart de Rothesay (1779–1845), diplomatist, and his wife, ...

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Charlotte Elizabeth Canning, Countess Canning (1817–1861) by unknown photographer Christie's Images Ltd. (2004)

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Cary, Lucius Bentinck, tenth Viscount Falkland (1803–1884), courtier and colonial governor, was born on 5 November 1803, the eldest of three sons of Charles John Cary, ninth Viscount Falkland (1768–1809), a captain in the Royal Navy, and his wife, Christiana, née Anton (...

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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