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Prince Henry
Duke of Gloucester
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Governor-General of Australia
In office
30 January 1945 – 11 March 1947
Monarch George VI
Prime Minister John Curtin
Frank Forde
Ben Chifley
Preceded by The Lord Gowrie
Succeeded by Sir William McKell
Personal details
Born (1900-03-31)31 March 1900
York Cottage, Sandringham
Died 10 June 1974(1974-06-10) (aged 74)
Barnwell Manor, Northamptonshire
Burial 14 June 1974
Royal Burial Ground, Frogmore
Full name
Henry William Frederick Albert Windsor
House Windsor (after 1917)
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (before 1917)
Father George V
Mother Mary of Teck
Occupation Governor-General of Australia, military
Military career
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  United Kingdom Army
Years of service 1919–37
(end of active service)
Rank Field Marshal
Unit King's Royal Rifle Corps
10th Royal Hussars
British Expeditionary Force
Battles/wars Second World War

Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, KG, KT, KP, GCB, GCMG, GCVO, PC (Henry William Frederick Albert; 31 March 1900 – 10 June 1974) was an English royal and politician. He was the third son and fourth child of King George V and Queen Mary. He was Governor-General of Australia from 1945 to 1947, the only member of the British royal family to hold the post.

Prince Henry died on 10 June 1974 from problems caused by multiple strokes at Barnwell Manor in Northamptonshire at the age of 74.

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