Who is Princess Alexandra? Everyone is talking about the much-loved royal visiting Chelsea Flower Show 2021

Princess Alexandra delighted fans as she attended the Chelsea Flower Show

Princess Alexandra
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Princess Alexandra has delighted fans with her happy disposition at the Chelsea Flower Show 2021, but who is this member of the royal family?


The Royal family Instagram account announced that many members of the royal family attended a prestigious horticultural event in London. 

The post read, "Today, Members of the Royal Family attended the Chelsea Flower Show at the Royal Hospital Chelsea. The Earl and Countess of Wessex, The Princess Royal, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Princess Alexandra toured the show gardens at the annual event which has been held in the autumn for the first time ever this year."

Despite the other royals attending this event, and Sophie Wessex looking stunning in white Victoria Beckham dress, fans flocked to compliment the lesser-known royal, Princess Alexandra, The Honorable Lady Ogilvy.

The Princess looked delighted to be amongst nature and happily chatted to gardeners at the show, and fans adored her sunny disposition.

"Wonderful Princess Alexandra 💐 My father met her many, many years ago in a work environment & was utterly enamored with her. 🤗," said one fan

"I love Princess Alexandra, always cheerful and smiling 😍," said another.

One even commented, "Princess Alexandra is a perfect example of there being no age limit or cut-off date for beauty and elegance!"

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However, many have wondered who this elusive member of the extended royal family is. The Princess is seldom seen out with the other members of the royal family and is slightly further removed from the Queen's direct line of descendants. 

So who is Princess Alexandra?

Princess Alexandra

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Who is Princess Alexandra, The Honorable Lady Ogilvy?

Princess Alexandra, The Honorable Lady Ogilvy, is the first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II. Her father is Prince George, the Duke of Kent who was the younger brother of the Queen's father King George VI. 

Although it may seem bizarre that both brothers were named George, the Queen's father was actually named Albert but adopted one of his middle names, George, when he ascended to the throne.

Princess Alexandra is also more distantly related to Prince Philip through her mother, Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark. 

Princess Marina's uncle was Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark. Andrew was the father of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. This means Princess Alexandra and Prince Philip were first cousins once removed. 

The Princess is also a sibling to Prince Edward, the Duke of Kent, and Prince Michael of Kent. 

The Princess has two children named, James and Marina who each have two children. The Princess' four grandchildren are named, Flora, Alexander, Zenouska, and Christian.

Princess Alexandra is 57th in the royal line of succession. She was 56th until September 2021 when Princess Beatrice gave birth to a daughter who became the eleventh heir to the throne and is one of the Queen's great-grandchildren.

It is expected that other members of the royal family will be in attendance at the Chelsea Flower Show 2021 and fans are eager to see more of the delightfully happy Princess Alexandra.

Laura Harman
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