...By Henry George for TDPel Media.
Princess Alexandra is a member of the British Royal Family who is often overlooked.
However, she has been an important part of the family for decades and has supported the Queen throughout her reign.
She is the cousin of the late Elizabeth II, and the sister of Prince Edward the Duke of Kent and Prince Michael of Kent.
Her full name is Alexandra Helen Elizabeth Olga Christabel, and she was born on December 25, 1936, to the Duke and Duchess of Kent.
Her uncle was King George VI, making Queen Elizabeth II her cousin.
Marriage and Family Life
Princess Alexandra married Sir Angus Ogilvy on April 24, 1963, in Westminster Abbey.
The wedding was attended by members of the Royal Family, including Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, as well as King Charles III, the Queen Mother, and Princess Margaret.
Her father had passed away when she was only five years old, so her brother, the Duke of Kent, gave her away.
The couple had two children together, James and Marina, but they do not carry out official royal duties.
Sadly, her husband passed away on December 26, 2004, after a long illness.
Contributions to the Royal Family
Princess Alexandra has been a working member of the Royal Family for many years, and she is the patron or president of over 100 organisations that reflect her varied interests, from the arts to healthcare.
In 1960, she was created a Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (GCVO), and in 2003, she was made a Knight of the Order of the Garter (KG).
The Princess has always supported the Queen throughout her reign, attending important events such as the annual Trooping the Colour and remembrance events.
She was also one of the Queen’s closest friends.
Most recently, Princess Alexandra made headlines for her appearance at the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II and for her appearance in Charles III’s official portrait, standing between the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh.
Despite her low profile, Princess Alexandra has made significant contributions to the British Royal Family and her numerous charitable endeavors.
She has remained loyal and supportive of her cousin, the Queen, and has carried out her duties with grace and dignity.
Princess Alexandra may be an unsung heroine of the Royal Family, but her contributions have not gone unnoticed.