Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Duke of Teck injured

November 29, 1901

The Duke of Teck was thrown from his horse today, reports the New York Times.  He was hunting near Nantwich, Cheshire, when his "horse struck a barbed wire-topped fence, and the Duke pitched violently on his head."

According to the reports, the duke "sustained a concussion of the brain and an injury to his hip."   His doctors state that the "injuries are not alarming, and they hope for the Duke's recovery in a few days."

The Duke of Teck is the brother of the Princess of Wales. He was born at Kensington Palace on August 13, 1868, as the second child of Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge, a first cousin of Queen Victoria, and Prince Franz, Duke of Teck.  He succeeded his father, as the 2nd Duke of Teck, in January 1900.
Princess Mary Adelaide, who died in 1897, was the youngest child of the Duke of Cambridge, seventh son of King George III.

The Duke was married in December 1894 to Lady Margaret Grosvenor, third daughter of the 1st Duke of Westminster.  They have three children.

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