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George, Duke of Kent
GeorgeDukeofKent
Historical Figure
Nationality: United Kingdom
Date of Birth: 1902
Date of Death: 1942
Cause of Death: Military air crash
Religion: Anglicanism
Occupation: Soldier, Nobility
Parents: King George V,
Mary of Teck
Spouse: Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent
Children: Prince Edward, Duke of Kent;
Princess Alexandra, The Hon. Lady Ogilvy;
Prince Michael of Kent
Relatives: King Edward VII (grandfather),
King Edward VIII (elder brother);
King George VI (elder brother);
Queen Elizabeth II (niece)
House: Windsor (from 17 July 1917)

Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (until 17 July 1917)

Turtledove Appearances:
The Two Georges
POD: c. mid-1760s
Type of Appearance: Posthumous(?) reference
Date of Death: Unrevealed
Relatives: King Edward IX (nephew?)
King Charles III (grandnephew?)
Princess Diana (granddaughter-in-law)
House: House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha


Prince George, Duke of Kent (20 December 1902 - 25 August 1942) was a member of the British Royal Family. He was the fourth son and fifth child of King George V and Mary of Teck. In the late 1920s and early '30s, he often embarrassed the House of Windsor with his casual abuse of drugs and sex. He held the title of Duke of Kent from 1934 until his death in a military air crash during World War II, in 1942. This was the first death of a Royal Family member in active service since King Richard III in 1485.

He was the younger brother of Kings Edward VIII and George VI (formerly Albert, Duke of York) and the uncle of Queen Elizabeth II.

George, Duke of Kent in The Two GeorgesEdit

George, Duke of Kent was the younger brother of King-Emperor Edward VIII, who reigned in the mid 20th century. In 1994, Titus Hackett and his business partner Franklin Mansfield were charged with printing and distributing an obscene publication, which lampooned the marital problems of the Duke's grandchildren, in New Liverpool, North American Union. However, they were acquitted of these charges.[1]

Literary CommentEdit

The authors may have confused George of Kent with his older brother Albert, Duke of York (later also called George), several of whose grandchildren had marital problems which were widely covered by tabloids in the OTL 1990s. On the other hand, it may be an indirect reference to Kent's own youthful activities. There is no internal inconsistency.

ReferencesEdit

  1. The Two Georges, pg. 86, MPB.

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