Sunday, December 25, 2011

A Christmas princess for the Kents.

December 25, 1936

The Duchess of Kent gave birth to a daughter today, reports the Associated Press.  The infant princess, sixth in line to the British throne, was born on Christmas Day.

The birth took place at the Belgrave Square home of the Duke and Duchess Kent in London.  Sir John Simon, the Home Secretary, was among those present for the birth.  The Home Secretary's presence is required "by consitutional practice."

The Duchess of Kent and her infant daughter are reported "to be making satisfactory progress."

The Duke of Kent, a younger brother of King George VI, married Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark in November 1934.  Their first child, Prince Edward George Nicholas Paul Patrick of Kent was born on October 9, 1935.

King George VI, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary "sent their congratulations from Sandringham. 

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