GEORGE (Duke of Kent, 1902-1942, Son of George V, Uncle of Elizabeth II) & his wife MARINA (Duchess of Kent, 1906-1969, Princess of Greece)

Wartime Christmas Card signed by both and inscribed by the Duke "With best wishes for Xmas & 1941", showing the couple in two separate photos each wearing their military uniform and looking slightly to the left, images 4" x 3" in card 8" x 6", no place, December The signatures are in a slightly dark portion.

The Prince served in the Royal Navy in the 1920s and then briefly served as a civil servant. He became Duke of Kent in 1934. In the late 1930s he served as an RAF officer, initially as a staff officer at RAF Training Command and then, from July 1941, as a staff officer in the Welfare Section of the RAF Inspector General's Staff. He was killed in a military air-crash on 25 August 1942. During World War II, Marina was trained as a nurse for three months under the pseudonym "Sister Kay" and joined the civil nurse reserve
Both before and after his marriage, Prince George had a string of affairs with both men and women, from socialites to Hollywood celebrities.

Item Date:  1940

Stock No:  40020     



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