Who is Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy? | The Sun

PRINCESS ALEXANDRA, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy, is a member of the British royal family and is 57th in line to the throne.

Here is everything you need to know about the late Queen's cousin.

Who is Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy?

Princess Alexandra is the first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II and one of the few remaining royals to attend the Queen's wedding to the late Prince Phillip.

The honourable lady Ogilvy was born in London on Christmas Day, 1936.

She is the second child and only daughter of Prince George, the fourth son of King George V and Queen Mary.

At the time of her birth, Princess Alexandra was sixth in line to the British throne, but now she is 57th in the line of succession.

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She is also royal on her mother's side, with ties to Greece, Denmark, and Russia.

Her mother was Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark, a daughter of Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark and Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia.

Her brothers are Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, and Prince Michael of Kent.

Her older brother, Prince Edward, became the new Duke of Kent in 1942 after their father died in a flying accident.

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At age 11, rather than being home-schooled, Alexandra became the first British princess to attend regular school.

The Princess went to Heathfield School, a boarding school near Ascot and later studied in Paris, France.

Who was Princess Alexandra's husband Sir Angus Ogilvy?

The Honorable Sir Angus Ogilvy was the second son of the 12th Earl of Airlie and Lady Alexandra Coke, the daughter of the 3rd Earl of Leicester.

Many of his family members had close ties with the British Royal Family.

Princess Alexandra and Sir Angus met during a ball at Luton Hoo in 1955, and seven years later, announced they were engaged.

They had a large wedding at Westminster Abbey, attended by the Queen and Prince Philip, Prince Charles, the Queen Mother, and Princess Margaret.

A young Princess Anne was Princess Alexandra's chief bridesmaid.

Despite being the son of the Earl and Countess of Airlie, Sir Angus was seen as a commoner at the time because he was not a peer of the realm.

However, he did not want to ascend into the ranks of royalty and turned down the offer of an Earldom from The Queen on his wedding day.

Sir Angus lived in Thatched House Lodge property in Richmond alongside Princess Alexandra until his death from throat cancer in 2004 at the age of 76.

He was known for loyally supporting Princess Alexandra in her duties for over 40 years.

He was described by The Guardian as having “great personal charm, unfailing courtesy, inquisitiveness, and a reputation for kindness.”

His death came a day after his wife's 68th birthday. 

His funeral took place at St George's Chapel in Windsor in January 2005.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh were amongst those that attended.

Sir Angus was buried in the Royal Burial Ground at Frogmore.

Who are Princess Alexandra and Sir Angus Ogilvy's children?

The couple had two children, James, born in 1964, and Marina, born in 1966.

Neither Marina or James carried out official royal duties.

James married Julia Caroline Rawlinson in 1988, and the couple went on to have two children – Flora and Alexander Ogilvy.

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Meanwhile, Marina, has two children from her marriage to Paul Mowatt – Zenouska and Christian.

Marina came under constant public scrutiny for modelling for a fetish magazine, getting pregnant while single, living on government benefits and choosing to wear black to her wedding.

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