Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Royal death: the Dowager Marchioness of Cambridge

March 26, 1929

The Dowager Marchioness of Cambridge died today at her London home, reports the New York Times.

She was 55 years old.  The cause of death was pneumonia.   She was born Lady Margaret Evelyn Grosvenor, third daughter of the 1st Duke of Westminster.  She married Prince Adolphus of Teck, younger brother of Queen Mary, in 1894.

Her husband was created Marquess of Cambridge in 1917 after relinquishing his German titles.  He died in October 1927.

Lady Cambridge is survived by her four children, and one granddaughter.

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