Friday, January 23, 2009

Princess Patricia to become a Lady after marriage

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January 24, 1919

King George V has consented to his first cousin, Princess Patricia of Connaught's wish to relinquish her title of Princess when she marries Captain Alexander Ramsay of Mar in February. The popular Princess Patricia will renounce the title of Princess and the style of Royal Highness and will be known as The Lady Patricia Ramsay.

Her precedence will proceed the Marchionesses of England.

The Princess will also receive a "considerable fortune" from the estate of her late mother, the Duchess of Connaught.

Captain Ramsay is the younger brother of the Earl of Dalhousie.

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