Wallis, Duchess of Windsor (previously Wallis Simpson and Wallis Spencer, born Bessie Wallis Warfield; 19 June 1896 – 24 April 1986) was an American socialite. Her third husband, Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor, formerly King Edward VIII, abdicated his throne to marry her.
Consuelo Balsan (formerly, Consuelo, Duchess of Marlborough; née Vanderbilt) (2 March 1877 – 6 December 1964), was a member of the prominent American Vanderbilt family. Her marriage to Charles Spencer-Churchill, 9th Duke of Marlborough became an international emblem of the socially advantageous, but loveless, marriages common during the Gilded Age.
Georgina Susan Fitzalan-Howard, Duchess of Norfolk (born 30 January 1962), is the wife of Edward William Fitzalan-Howard, 18th Duke of Norfolk. She was born Georgina Susan Gore, the younger daughter of John Temple ("Jack") Gore (1931-) and his first wife Serena Margaret Mounsey. Her parents divorced in 1969.
Margaret, Duchess of Argyll (born Ethel Margaret Whigham, 1 December 1912 – 25 July 1993), was a well-known British socialite, best remembered for a celebrated divorce case in 1963 from her second husband, the 11th Duke of Argyll, which featured salacious photographs and scandalous stories.
Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (Marie Luise Victoire; 17 August 1786 – 16 March 1861) was a German princess and the mother of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.
Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (née Spencer; /dʒɒrˈdʒeɪnə/ jor-JAY-nə; 7 June 1757 – 30 March 1806) was the first wife of William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire, and mother of the 6th Duke of Devonshire.
Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark GCVO GBE CI (Greek: Μαρίνα; 13 December [O.S. 30 November] 1906 – 27 August 1968), later Duchess of Kent, was the wife of Prince George, Duke of Kent, the fourth son of King George V of the United Kingdom and Mary of Teck.
Katharine, Duchess of Kent, GCVO (Katharine Lucy Mary; née Worsley; born 22 February 1933), is the wife of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, who is a grandson of King George V and Queen Mary, and first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II.
Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, GCVO, GBE, RRC, GCStJ, VA, CI (Louise Caroline Alberta; 18 March 1848 – 3 December 1939), was the sixth child and fourth daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester GCVO (Birgitte Eva; formerly van Deurs; born Henriksen on 20 June 1946), is the wife of Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, who is a grandson of King George V and Queen Mary and first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II. Together with her husband, Birgitte undertakes royal duties on behalf of the Queen.
Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia (later Duchess of Edinburgh and Duchess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha; Russian: Мари́я Алекса́ндровна; 17 October 1853 – 24 October 1920) was the fifth child and only surviving daughter of Tsar Alexander II of Russia and his first wife Tsarina Maria Alexandrovna. She was the younger sister of Tsar Alexander III of Russia and the paternal aunt of Russia's last Tsar, Nicholas II.
Princess Arthur of Connaught, 2nd Duchess of Fife, (Alexandra Victoria Alberta Edwina Louise; née Duff; Princess Alexandra, Duchess of Fife before marriage; 17 May 1891 – 26 February 1959) was a granddaughter of King Edward VII.
Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester GCB GCVO GBE CI (born Alice Christabel Montagu Douglas Scott; 25 December 1901 – 29 October 2004) was the wife and then widow of Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, the third son of George V and Mary of Teck.
Princess Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont (Helene Friederike Auguste; later Duchess of Albany; 17 February 1861 – 1 September 1922), who became a member of the British Royal Family by marriage, was the daughter of George Victor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont (regions now in Germany) and his wife, Princess Helena of Nassau (also in Germany).
Princess Victoria Adelaide of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (German: Viktoria Adelheid Helene Luise Marie Friederike; 31 December 1885 – 3 October 1970) was the consort of Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and maternal grandmother of Carl XVI of Sweden.
Louise, Princess Royal and Duchess of Fife (Louise Victoria Alexandra Dagmar; 20 February 1867 – 4 January 1931) was the third child and the eldest daughter of King Edward VII of the United Kingdom and Queen Alexandra; the younger sister of King George V. She was the sixth daughter of a British monarch to be styled Princess Royal.
Deborah Vivien Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, DCVO (born Freeman-Mitford; 31 March 1920 – 24 September 2014) was an English writer, memoirist and socialite. She was the youngest and last surviving of the six Mitford sisters, who were prominent members of English society in the 1930s and 1940s.
Ann Fortune FitzRoy, Dowager Duchess of Grafton, GCVO (née Smith; 24 February 1920) is the widow of Hugh FitzRoy, 11th Duke of Grafton. She has been Mistress of the Robes since 1967.
Ehrengard Melusine Baroness von der Schulenburg, Duchess of Kendal and Duchess of Munster (25 December 1667 – 10 May 1743) was born at Emden near Magdeburg. Her middle name was probably given in reference to the Melusine legends. Her brother was Marshal Johann Matthias von der Schulenburg. Her father was Gustavus Adolphus Baron von der Schulenberg.
Catherine Sarah Dorothea Wellesley, Duchess of Wellington (née Pakenham; 14 January 1773 – 24 April 1831) was the wife of the 1st Duke of Wellington. She is commonly known as Kitty Pakenham.
Viola Grosvenor, Duchess of Westminster (10 June 1912 – 3 May 1987), was the wife of Robert Grosvenor, 5th Duke of Westminster.
Natalia Ayesha Grosvenor, Duchess of Westminster (née Phillips; born 8 May 1959) is the wife of Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster.
Kathleen Hamilton, Duchess of Abercorn, DCVO (8 July 1905 – 2 February 1990) was Mistress of the Robes to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother from 1964 to her death in 1990. She was invested as a Dame Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in 1969.
Dagmar Rosita Astrid Libertas Spencer-Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (née Douglas; born 26 September 1943, Madrid) is a British artist of Swedish and German descent. She was the third wife of John Spencer-Churchill, 11th Duke of Marlborough, from 1972 until their divorce in 2008.
Victoria Constance Mary Somerset, Duchess of Beaufort (née Princess Mary of Teck and later The Lady Victoria Constance Mary Cambridge) (12 June 1897 – 23 June 1987) was the daughter of the 1st Marquess of Cambridge and Lady Margaret Evelyn Grosvenor.