earl of athlone


Royal Birthdays for Today, April 14th:

Philip III, King of Spain 1578

Momozono, Emperor of Japan, 1741

Marie of Saxe-Altenburg, Queen of Hanover, 1818

Beatrice of the United Kingdom, British Princess, 1857

Christian Victor, Prince of Schleswig-Holstein, 1867

Alexander Cambridge, 1st Earl of Athlone, 1874

Marie Aglae, Princess of Liechtenstein, 1940

Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, Prince of Bhutan, 1986

Alexander, Earl of Athlone, Governor General of Canada, with three WW2 leaders, August 1943.

Left to right: William Mackenzie King, Prime Minister of Canada; US President Franklin Roosevelt; British Prime Minister Winston Churchill; the Earl of Athlone. Photo taken during the First Quebec Conference of 1943.

The Earl of Athlone was the brother of Queen Mary and a great-grandson of George III.