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 Prince Francis, Paul Charles Louis Alexander Duke of Teck

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Prince Francis, Paul Charles Louis Alexander Duke of Teck

Birth
Osijek, Grad Osijek, Osječko-baranjska, Croatia
Death 21 Jan 1900 (aged 62)
Richmond, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, England
Burial Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough, Berkshire, England
Plot Royal Vault
Memorial ID 13023573 View Source
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Father of Queen Mary. Francis was relatively poor, which made him an unpopular choice for European princesses. He eventually married upwards into a richer family to Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge (a.k.a. Fat Mary), a granddaughter of King George III, as she too had trouble finding a suitable husband due to her unattractivness. Despite their modest incomes, the Tecks built up large debts and fled to Europe in 1883. They returned two years later and their daughter, Princess "May", was engaged to Prince Albert, Duke of Clarence. He died a few weeks later but she then married Albert's brother, the Duke of York (later George V) and their income improved. Francis died at Richmond Lodge, Surrey in 1900, but it alleged that he may have died in a Viennese brothel and his body brought home secretly to avoid public embarrasment.



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