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Alice of Battenberg
Birth: Feb. 25, 1885
Windsor
Berkshire, England
Death: Dec. 5, 1969
London
Greater London, England

Born at Windsor Castle, Princess Victoria Alice Elisabeth Julie Marie of Battenberg, later Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark was the mother of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and mother-in-law of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. Congenitally deaf, she grew up in Germany, England and the Mediterranean. After marrying Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark in 1903, she lived in Greece until the exile of most of the Greek royal family in 1917. Prince and Princess Andrew had five children, all of whom later had children of their own: Margherita, HRH, Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg; Theodora, HRH Margravine of Baden; Cecilie, HRH Grand Duchess of Hesse and by Rhine; Sophie, HRH Princess of Hesse and Hanover; and Philip, HRH Duke of Edinburgh. In 1930, Alice was diagnosed with schizophrenia and committed to a sanatorium; thereafter, she lived separately from her husband. After her recovery, she devoted most of her remaining years to charity work in Greece. She stayed in Athens during the Second World War, sheltering Jewish refugees, for which she was recognised as "Righteous Among the Nations" at Yad Vashem in 1994. After the fall of King Constantine II of Greece and the imposition of military rule in Greece in 1967, she was invited by her son and daughter-in-law to live at Buckingham Palace in London, where she died. She left no possessions, having given everything away. Initially her remains were placed in the Royal Crypt in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, but before she died she had expressed her wish to be buried at the Convent of Saint Mary Magdalene in Gethsemane on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem (near to her aunt Grand Duchess Elizabeth Fyodorovna) , a Russian Orthodox saint). When her daughter, Princess George of Hanover, complained that it would be too far away for them to visit her grave, Princess Andrew jested, "Nonsense, there's a perfectly good bus service!" Her wish was finally realised on 3 August 1988 when her remains were transferred to her final resting place in a crypt below the church. (bio by: Holy Grail) 
 
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 Parents:
  Louis Battenberg (1854 - 1921)
  Victoria Battenberg (1863 - 1950)
 
 Spouse:
  Andrew Oldenburg (1882 - 1944)*
 
 Children:
  Margarita von Oldenburg zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1905 - 1981)*
 
 Siblings:
   Alice of Battenberg (1885 - 1969)
   Louise (1889 - 1965)*
  George Louis Victor Henry Serge Mountbatten (1892 - 1938)*
  Louis Mountbatten (1900 - 1979)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Saint Mary Magdalene Church
Jerusalem
Yerushalayim (Jerusalem District), Israel
Plot: Crypt below the church
 
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Originally Created by: KRW
Record added: Dec 17, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12711546
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Rest In Peace, Princess Alice!
- Eman Bonnici
 Added: Apr. 12, 2014

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