Today in History - February 25th.1883 - Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone

Princess Alice was born on February 25th. 1883 in Windsor Castle.


Princess Alice
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Her parents were Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany and 
Princess Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont. 

In 1904, she married Prince Alexander of Teck (brother of Princess Mary of Teck).


Prince Alexander of Teck
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In 1917, the British Royal Family abandoned all Germanic Titles. 
Prince Alexander took the surname of his mother: Cambridge. Later
he became the Earl of Athlone.

Princess Alice was the godmother of Princess Beatrix (former 
Queen of The Netherlands).

Princess Alice died in 1981. She was the last surviving grandchild of 
Queen Victoria. 
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