Princess Victoria Patricia Helena Elizabeth of Connaught VA CI GCStJ, later Lady Patricia Ramsay,  (17 March 1886 – 12 January 1974) was a granddaughter of Queen Victoria. Upon her marriage to Alexander Ramsay, she relinquished her title of a British princess and the style of Royal Highness.    Contents 1 Early life 2 Canada 3 Marriage
- Early Life
- A Mind of Her Own
- First World War
- Marriage and Later Life
- 1964 Visit to Canada
Patricia was born on 17 March 1886 at Buckingham Palace, the youngest of three children to Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught, and Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia, Duchess of Connaught. She was named Victoria for her paternal grandmother, Queen Victoria, and Patricia because she was born on St. Patrick’s Day. As the third son of Queen Victoria, t...
When Patricia came of age, there was widespread speculation in the media that she would marry into one of Europe’s reigning families. King Alfonso XIII of Spain, Grand Duke Michael of Russia and the future King Manuel II of Portugal were among her suitors. Patricia, however, rejected any attempts to arrange a dynastic marriage. Unlike her grandmoth...
In 1911, the Duke of Connaught was appointed governor general of Canada. Patricia travelled with her parents to Canada and arrived in Québec City in October. Due to her mother’s ill health, Patricia often acted as her father’s hostess and accompanied him on official engagements and tours. “Princess Pat” became a popular public figure in Canada in h...
Patricia was an accomplished artist who created more than 600 works in oils, watercolours, pen and ink and gouache over the course of her lifetime. During her time in Canada, she contributed her work to exhibitions, raising the profile of Canadian artistic associations. The Montreal Gazette reported that the Art Association of Montreal’s 1912 Sprin...
Princess Patricia gave her name to Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) in 1914. The regiment was sponsored by Montreal businessman Andrew Hamilton Gault and was the last privately funded regiment in the British Empire and dominions. The regimental commander, Lieutenant-Colonel Francis D. Farquhar, asked the Duke of Connaughtfor perm...
On 27 February 1919, at the age of 32, Patricia married the Honourable Alexander Ramsay (later Rear Admiral Sir Alexander Ramsay) in Westminster Abbey in London. Patricia was the first member of the royal family to marry at Westminster Abbey since King Richard II in 1382. The wedding set a precedent for royal weddings in the Abbey, including the fu...
In September 1964, Patricia made an official visit to Edmonton to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the PPCLI, reviewing the regiment. She issued a statement in honour of the occasion: A new neighbourhood incorporated into Edmonton in 1964 was named Patricia Heights.
Patricia died in 1974. She was succeeded as colonel-in-chief of the PPCLI by her goddaughter, Lady Patricia Brabourne Knatchbull, Countess Mountbatten of Burma (1924–2017). The Countess, a first cousin of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, served in the post until 2007, when she was succeeded by Adrienne Clarkson.
Los duques de Connaught con sus hijos en 1893. La princesa Patricia nació el 17 de marzo de 1886, el día de San Patricio, en el Palacio de Buckingham, en Londres. Nieta de la reina Victoria, es la tercera y última hija del príncipe Arturo, duque de Connaught y Strathearn y la princesa Luisa Margarita de Prusia.
Princess Patricia was born at Buckingham Palace on 17th March 1886, the second daughter of Arthur, Duke of Connaught, third son to Queen Victoria. Marriage On 27th February 1919 Princess Patricia of Connaught was married to Commander (subsequently Rear Admiral Sir) Alexander Ramsay, a son of the Earl of Dalhousie, in Westminster Abbey.
Mini Bio (1) Princess Patricia of Connaught was born on March 17, 1886 in Buckingham Palace, Westminster, London, England. She is known for Hearst-Selig News Pictorial, No. 35 (1915), Mutual Weekly, No. 90 (1916) and Beautiful Banff (1917). She was married to Alexander Ramsay. She died on January 12, 1974 in Windlesham, Surrey, England.
Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia. Princess Patricia of Connaught (Victoria Patricia Helena Elizabeth; later Lady Patricia Ramsay; 17 March 1886 – 12 January 1974) was a granddaughter of Queen Victoria. She relinquished her title of a British princess and the style of Royal Highness upon her marriage to the commoner Alexander Ramsay.