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Alice Keppel

Deceased Person from United Kingdom

Alice Keppel Alice Frederica Keppel, née Edmonstone (29 April 1868 – 11 September 1947) was a British society hostess and a long-time mistress of King Edward VII. Her charm and discretion impressed London society and soon brought her to the attention of the future king Edward VII, whose mistress she remained till his death, lightening the dark moods of his later years. Alice's great-granddaughter is Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, second wife of Charles, Prince of Wales. Alice Frederica Edmonstone (known to her family as "Freddie") was born on 29 April 1868 in Strathblane, Scotland to Sir William Edmonstone, 4th Baronet, and Mary Elizabeth Edmonstone, née Parsons, of Woolwich Dockyard. Her father was the 4th Baronet Edmonstone and a retired Admiral in the Royal Navy; her grandfather had been Governor of the Ionian Islands. Alice grew up in Scotland, at Duntreath Castle, Loch Lomond. Duntreath Castle had been the Edmonstones' home since the 14th century, when they acquired it and its land as a wedding present of King Robert III of Scotland to his daughter Mary. Alice was the youngest of one brother and seven sisters. Uninterested in her sisters because of the age differences between her and them,  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1868-04-29
Place of birth
Glasgow
Nationality
United Kingdom
Spouse(s)
George Keppel
Children
Sonia Cubitt, Baroness Ashcombe Violet Trefusis

Death

Date of death
1947-09-11
Place of death
Florence
Place of burial
Florence

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