She also has use of a grace-and-favour apartment at St James's Palace in London. [23] Princess Alexandra opened the Victoria to Brixton section of London Underground's Victoria line on 23 July 1971. At the time of her birth, Princess Alexandra was sixth in line to the British throne, but now she is 53rd in the line of succession. [12] She made her way with her brother, the Duke of Kent, from Kensington Palace to the church. In July 2015 Her Royal Highness joined The Queen, and other members of the Royal Family, on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for a special RAF flypast to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. She is a first cousin of the current British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, and since her mother was a first cousin of the queen's husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, she is also his first cousin once removed. [3][6] She then studied in Paris. [3] From her mother's previous marriage, she has two half-brothers, Andrea and Pierre Casiraghi, and one half-sister, Charlotte Casiraghi. As one can imagine, Queen Elizabeth II is quite busy, and cannot always be where she's needed. Princess Alexandra has supported The Queen throughout her reign, through representing Her Majesty in the UK and overseas, and attending events of national significance such as the annual Trooping the Colour and Remembrance events. Since Princess Alexandra's mother was a first cousin of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, she is a second cousin to Charles, Prince of Wales and his siblings, in addition to being their first cousin once removed because her father was the Queen's uncle. She was a bridesmaid at the 1946 wedding of Captain Lord Brabourne and The Hon. Even fewer can claim they were one of her bridesmaids. She is the second child and only daughter of the late Duke and Duchess of Kent. As one can imagine, Queen Elizabeth II is quite busy, and cannot always be where she's needed. Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi could be moving into Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s old home, Nottingham Cottage.Princess … The Queen is Princess Alexandra's paternal first cousin; the Duke of Edinburgh is Princess Alexandra's maternal first cousin once removed. [10] The wedding ceremony was attended by the royal family[11] and was broadcast worldwide on television, watched by an estimated 200 million people.[9]. [17] As of 2017, she is still listed on the official website of the British Monarchy as a working member of the Royal Family, attending numerous ceremonial and charitable engagements.[18]. As one can imagine, Queen Elizabeth II is quite busy, and cannot always be where she's needed. Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy, As a titled member of the Royal Family, she does not normally use a surname. She also regularly attends receptions for The Queen’s Award for Enterprise winners and The Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering. The property features a total of six reception rooms and six bedrooms, spread across four acres of grounds. She is married and lives in London with her partner and three daughters. She also supports The Queen in her duties as Head of State, attending ceremonial occasions alongside other members of the Royal Family. Alexandra lives at Thatched House Lodge in Richmond, London, a Crown property purchased on a 150-year lease from the Crown Estate Commissioners by Sir Angus Ogilvy after their wedding in 1963. She was Chancellor of the University of Lancaster from 1964-2004; she has received honorary law doctorates from Queensland, Hong Kong, Mauritius and Liverpool Universities, as well as an honorary doctorate of music from the University of Lancaster. Mental health care, palliative care and international aid remain close to the Princess’s heart. However, it was not until the next year's ball that she entered the event with her family, thus gaining the notice of the society press. A photo of the exterior of the building released in 1990 also showed exactly what it looks like from the outside. [citation needed], She has half-siblings from her parents' previous marriages. [45] She is also the Royal Patron of Children and Families Across Borders (CFAB),[46] a charity dedicated to reuniting children who have been separated from their families. [24], Princess Alexandra served as Chancellor of Lancaster University from its foundation in 1964 until she relinquished the post in 2004[25] (when she also accepted an honorary degree in Music). One of the earliest charities that Princess Alexandra became involved with, and has continued to support, was the Young Women's Trust (YWCA England & Wales), which she became Vice-Patron of in 1954. Since then, Her Royal Highness has embarked on a number of other overseas visits in support of The Queen, including visits to Rome, Oman and Hungary in 1998, Gibraltar in 1999, the Falkland Islands and Norway in 2000 and Thailand and Brunei in 2003.