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Prince Richard
Duke of Gloucester (more)
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The Duke of Gloucester, in the robes of the Order of St John, in October 2015
Born 26 August 1944 (1944-08-26) (age 77)
St. Matthew's Nursing Home, Northampton, England
Full name
Richard Alexander Walter George
House Windsor
Father Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester
Mother Lady Alice Montagu Douglas Scott

Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, KG, GCVO, GCStJ, SSI (Richard Alexander Walter George; born 26 August 1944) is the youngest grandchild of King George V and Queen Mary. He practised as an architect until the death of his elder brother placed him in direct line to inherit his father's dukedom of Gloucester, which he inherited, as the second duke, in 1974. He is a paternal cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, and currently 26th in the line of succession to the British throne as well as the first in line not descended from King George VI. He is also the senior male line descendant of three British monarchs: Victoria, Edward VII and George V.

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