Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, KG, GCVO, GCStJ (Richard Alexander Walter George; born 26 August 1944) is a member of the British royal family. He is the second son of Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester and Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, as well as the youngest grandchild of King George V and Queen Mary. Richard is also the most senior male-line descendant of Queen Victoria and her husband Albert, Prince Consort. At birth, he was 5th in the line of succession to the British throne, currently he is 27th.
He practised as an architect until the death of his elder brother placed him in direct line to inherit his father’s dukedom of Gloucester, which he assumed in 1974. He is a paternal cousin of Queen Elizabeth II. He married Brigitte van Deurs in July 1972. They have three children.
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