Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester

British soldier and Governor-General of Australia (1900-1974)

Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, KG, KT, KP, GCB, GCMG, GCVO, PC (Henry William Frederick Albert; 31 March 1900 – 10 June 1974) was an English royal and politician. He was the third son and fourth child of King George V and Queen Mary. He was Governor-General of Australia from 1945 to 1947, the only member of the British royal family to hold the post.[1]

Prince Henry
Duke of Gloucester
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Governor-General of Australia
In office
30 January 1945 – 11 March 1947
MonarchGeorge VI
Prime MinisterJohn Curtin
Frank Forde
Ben Chifley
Preceded byThe Lord Gowrie
Succeeded bySir William McKell
Personal details
Born(1900-03-31)31 March 1900
York Cottage, Sandringham
Died10 June 1974(1974-06-10) (aged 74)
Barnwell Manor, Northamptonshire
Burial14 June 1974
Spouse
Issue
Full name
Henry William Frederick Albert Windsor
HouseWindsor (after 1917)
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (before 1917)
FatherGeorge V
MotherMary of Teck
OccupationGovernor-General of Australia, military
Military career
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
Years of service1919–37
(end of active service)
RankField Marshal
UnitKing's Royal Rifle Corps
10th Royal Hussars
British Expeditionary Force
Battles/warsSecond World War

Prince Henry died on 10 June 1974 from problems caused by multiple strokes at Barnwell Manor in Northamptonshire at the age of 74.

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