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Adderley, Humphrey (1512–1598), courtier, was born at Blake Hall, the family home, near Cheadle, Staffordshire, the fourth of seven children of Thomas Adderley (c.1480–1538), gentleman and landowner, and his wife, Joan, daughter of John and Elizabeth Thirkill of Smallwood, Cheshire. The ...

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Adeane, Michael Edward, Baron Adeane (1910–1984), courtier, was born on 30 September 1910 in London, the only son of Captain Henry Robert Augustus Adeane of the Coldstream Guards, who was killed in action in 1914, and his wife, Victoria Eugenie (d. 1969)...

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Michael Edward Adeane, Baron Adeane (1910–1984) by Godfrey Argent, 1969 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Adelaide (1792–1849) by Sir William Beechey, c. 1831 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Adelaide [Princess Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen] (1792–1849), queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, consort of William IV, was the eldest child of George Frederick Charles, duke of Saxe-Meiningen (d. 1803), and Louisa Eleanora (d. 1837), daughter of Christian Albert, ...

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Prince Adolphus Frederick, first duke of Cambridge (1774–1850) by Sir Thomas Lawrence, begun 1818 The Royal Collection © 2004 HM Queen Elizabeth II

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Adolphus Frederick, Prince, first duke of Cambridge (1774–1850), viceroy of Hanover, army officer, and son of George III, was born at the Queen's Palace (now Buckingham Palace), St James's Park, London, in the evening of 24 February 1774, the tenth child and seventh son of ...

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Albert [Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha] (1819–1861), prince consort, consort of Queen Victoria, was born on 26 August 1819 at the ducal summer residence of the duchy of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, the Rosenau, on the southern edge of the forest of Thuringen, about 4 miles...

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Albert Victor, Prince, duke of Clarence and Avondale (1864–1892), grandson of Queen Victoria, was born Albert Victor Christian Edward at Frogmore, near Windsor Castle, Berkshire, on 8 January 1864, the eldest son of the prince and princess of Wales (later Edward VII and ...

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Prince Albert Victor, duke of Clarence and Avondale (1864–1892) by W. & D. Downey, pubd 1891 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Alexandra [Princess Alexandra of Denmark] (1844–1925), queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and the British dominions beyond the seas, and empress of India, consort of Edward VII, was born at the Gule or Yellow Palace in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 1 December 1844 and was given the names ...

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Alexandra, Princess [married name Princess Arthur of Connaught], suo jure duchess of Fife (1891–1959), nurse and granddaughter of Edward VII, was born Alexandra Victoria Alberta Edwina Louise on 17 May 1891 at East Sheen Lodge, Richmond, Surrey. She was the elder daughter and second child of ...

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Alexandra (1844–1925) by Symonds & Co., 1877 [on the royal yacht Osborne] © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Princess Alexandra, suo jure duchess of Fife (1891–1959) by Alexander Corbett, pubd 1913 © reserved; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Prince Alfred, duke of Edinburgh (1844–1900) by Abel Lewis, c. 1875–80 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Alfred, Prince, duke of Edinburgh (1844–1900), duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, naval officer, and son of Queen Victoria, was born Alfred Ernest Albert at Windsor Castle on 6 August 1844, the second son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. An extroverted child, his capacity for learning delighted his parents. They feared that the comparative academic weakness of his elder brother ...

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Alice, Princess [married name Princess Louis of Hesse] (1843–1878), grand duchess of Hesse, consort of Louis IV, and daughter of Queen Victoria, was born Alice Maud Mary at Buckingham Palace in the early morning of 25 April 1843, the third child and second daughter of ...

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Alice, Princess [Princess Alice of Albany], countess of Athlone (1883–1981), granddaughter of Queen Victoria and diplomatic service wife, was born Alice Mary Victoria Augusta Pauline at Windsor Castle on 25 February 1883. She was the elder child and only daughter of Prince Leopold George Duncan Albert, ...

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Princess Alice (1843–1878) by Franz Xaver Winterhalter, 1861 The Royal Collection © 2004 HM Queen Elizabeth II

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Alice, Princess, duchess of Gloucester (1901–2004), was born Lady Alice Cristabel Montagu-Douglas-Scott on 25 December 1901 at Montagu House, London, the fifth child and third daughter of John Charles-Montagu-Douglas Scott, earl of Dalkeith, and from 1914 seventh duke of Buccleuch and ninth duke of Queensberry...