Alice of Battenberg was born on February 25, 1885, and she was the mother of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, mother-in-law of Queen Elizabeth II, and paternal grandmother of King Charles III.
She became Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark in 1903 after getting married to Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark. They married in a civil ceremony on October 6, 1903 at Darmstadt.
Alice of Battenberg was born in Windsor Castle but grew up in the United Kingdom, Germany and Malta. She was a member of the Battenberg family but was congenitally deaf.
It must be noted that she lived in Greece till the Greek royal family in 1917 went into exile. Few years after returning, she and her husband were blamed with respect to the country’s defeat in the Greco-Turkish War (1919–1922).
Unfortunately, Alice of Battenberg was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 1930. She was made to live away from her husband but when she recovered , she dedicated her time to charity work in Greece. Alice of Battenberg was tagged as “Righteous Among the Nations” by Israel’s Holocaust memorial institution, Yad Vashem as she sheltered Jewish refugees.
She was the founder of a Greek Orthodox nursing order of nuns known as the Christian Sisterhood of Martha and Mary.
Alice of Battenberg was born to Prince Louis of Battenberg and his wife, Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine. She had three siblings Louise, George, and Louis.
Alice of Battenberg Cause of Death
Alice of Battenberg was known to have died at the Buckingham Palace She died on December 5, 1969, and had no possessions.
She was 84 years old at the time of her death This was because she had given everything away. Before her death, she indicated that she should be buried at the Convent of Saint Mary Magdalene in Gethsemane on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem (near her aunt Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna, a Russian Orthodox saint).
However, on August 3, 1988, the remains of Alice of Battenberg were transferred to her final resting place in a crypt below the church. The cause of her death was not reported.