Richard Duke of Gloucester
- Category : Notable-Famous-Royal-family
- Type : MGP
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Sleeping Phoenix 3
The youngest grandchild of King George V and Queen Mary. He has been Duke of Gloucester since his father's death in 1974. He is currently 22nd in the line of succession to the British throne and the first person in line who is not a descendant of King George VI. The Duke of Gloucester carries out royal engagements on behalf of his cousin, Queen Elizabeth II.
In June 1969, he passed both parts of the exam for his Diploma in Architecture. Upon completion of his training, he went into practice as a partner in a London architectural firm. Prince Richard has published three books of photographs under the name Richard Gloucester. A keen motorist, he was president of the Institute of Advanced Motorists for more than 32 years.
On 8 July 1972, Prince Richard married the Danish Birgitte van Deurs, at St Andrew's Church, Barnwell, in Northamptonshire. Together the couple have three children.