Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Another QVD going to the wedding

Ian Liddell Grainger, Tory MP, Bridgewater, will be attending the wedding. He is the only member of his family who was invited to Prince William's wedding.   Ian is the great-grandson of Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone, and the Earl of Athlone. Ian has a double connection to the royal family. Princess Alice was a granddaughter of Queen Victoria, and Lord Athlone was a younger brother of Queen Mary, who was married to King George V, Alice's first cousin.

Ian is the eldest son of Anne Abel Smith and the late David Liddell Grainger. Anne was the second of three children of Lady May Cambridge and Sir Henry Abel Smith.

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