Alice, Princess (1885)

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Alice, Princess (1885) Gender: F
Victoria Alice Elizabeth Julia Marie Battenberg
born on 25 February 1885 at 16:40 (= 4:40 PM )
Place Windsor Castle, England, 51n29, 0w36
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 07°17' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 20°45 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 28°27'

Princess (1885) Alice


British-Greek royalty, the granddaughter of Queen Victoria and the eldest daughter of Louis Alexander Mountbatten and Princess Victoria of Hesse. She married Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark (1882-1994) and became the mother of four daughters and Prince Philip.

When Turkey occupied Greece the year after Philip's birth, Prince Andrew was jailed and marked for execution. Deaf since early childhood but able to communicate in four languages which she had taught herself by reading lips, Princess Alice contacted influential relations around the world begging for help. England's George V responded, sending a warship to Greece to take the royal family to safety. The exiled family settled in France on an estate at St. Cloud, outside of Paris. They were poor but comfortable, thanks to the generosity of Andrew's brother, Prince George, who had married the heiress Princess Marie Bonaparte.

In 1930, Andrew abandoned the family to live with his mistress on her yacht in Monte Carlo. Alice, already emotionally fragile, had a complete breakdown. She was sent to Switzerland to recover and afterwards, became a nun, founding a religious order dedicated to helping the poor. Her four daughter were already married and Philip was sent to boarding school in England. He married Princess Elizabeth on 11/20/1947 and took his mother's surname, Philip Mountbatten.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Relationship : Extramarital Affair 1930 (Andrew left her to live with his mistress)
  • Social : Institutionalized - prison, hospital 1930 in Kreuzlingen (Dr Ludwig Binswanger's sanatorium)
  • Social : Great Publicity 20 November 1947 (Son married Princess Elizabeth)
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Source Notes

Dana Holliday quotes Hugo Vickers, "Alice, Princess Andrew of Greece," in which the data is given on p.3.

Sy Scholfield quotes same data from Queen Victoria's Journals, dated 25 February 1885: "Woke before 7. Hearing that Victoria had had a bad night, I got up & went over to see her. She was very suffering. I had some breakfast, & then went back, remaining with dear Victoria on & off, till, at length, at 20 m. to 5 in the afternoon, the child, a little girl, was born."


  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Ears (Deaf from childhood)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Schizophrenia
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Prince Andrew of Greece)
  • Family : Relationship : Stress - Extramarital affairs
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Five kids)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids - Noted (Prince Philip)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Exiled; moved to France)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (Britain)