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 George Cambridge

George Cambridge

Birth
Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Death 16 Apr 1981 (aged 85)
Cambridge, City of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
Burial Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough, Berkshire, England
Memorial ID 6137139 · View Source
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British Aristocracy. Marquess of Cambridge. Born His Serene Highness Prince George Francis Hugh von Teck at Grosvenor House, London, the son of Lieutenant Colonel Sir Adolphus Charles Cambridge, Duke of Teck and Lady Margaret Evelyn Grosvenor. He Attended Eton and Magdalen College, Oxford University. During World War I, the British royal family dropped all Germanic titles and the Duke relinquished the title Duke of Teck, legally changing the family surname to Cambridge by Royal License. He was then created Marquess of Cambridge, Earl of Eltham, and Viscount Northallerton. HSH Prince George von Teck became George Cambridge. He served in the First World War in the Reserve Regiment, 1st Life Guards. He gained the rank of Captain in the service of the London Regiment and Shropshire Yeomanry. In 1923 he married Dorothy Hastings. The couple had one daughter. He was invested as a Knight Commander, Royal Victorian Order and succeeded to the title of 2nd Marquess of Cambridge in October 1927. In 1929 he became a director in the banking firm of Coutts and Company. He was invested as a Knight Grand Cross, Royal Victorian Order in 1935. He participated in the coronations of George V, George VI, and Elizabeth II. After his retirement in 1951, he served as Royal Trustee of the British Museum. Without a male heir, upon his death, his titles became extinct.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 6137139
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Cambridge (11 Oct 1895–16 Apr 1981), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6137139, citing Royal Burial Ground, Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough, Berkshire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .