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Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh


Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh

Dukedom of Gloucester
Creation date 19 November 1764
Monarch King George III
Peerage Peerage of Great Britain
First holder Prince William (fr.)
Last holder Prince William (son)
Remainder to the 1st Duke's heirs male of the body lawfully begotten
Subsidiary titles Earl of Connaught
Extinction date 30 November 1834

Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh was a British royal title (after Gloucester and Edinburgh) in the Peerage of Great Britain; the sole creation carried with it the subsidiary title of Earl of Connaught.

The only creation was for the brother of Prince William; there had previously been Dukes of Gloucester and of Edinburgh, but Prince William's full title was "Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh".


  • List of dukes 1
    • First creation, 1764–1834 1.1
  • Family tree 2
  • See also 3

List of dukes

After the Union of Great Britain, the Hanoverian kings liked to grant double titles (one from one constituent country, one from another) to emphasise unity.

First creation, 1764–1834

| Prince William Henry
House of Hanover
also: Earl of Connaught (1764) || Prince William || 25 November 1743
Leicester House
son of Frederick, Prince of Wales and Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha || Maria Walpole
3 children || 25 August 1805
Gloucester House
aged 61 |- | Prince William Frederick
House of Hanover
also: Earl of Connaught (1805) || Prince William of Gloucester and Edniburgh || 15 January 1776
Teodoli Palace
son of Prince William Henry and Maria Walpole || Princess Mary of the United Kingdom
no children || 30 November 1834
Bagshot Park
aged 58 |- |colspan=5|Prince William Frederick and Princess Mary had no children and all his titles became extinct on his death. |}

Family tree

See also

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