Alice Stanley, Countess of Derby
|Countess of Derby|
|Born||15 August 1862|
|Died||23 July 1957 (aged 94)|
|Spouse(s)||Edward Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby|
|Father||William Montagu, 7th Duke of Manchester|
|Mother||Luise Fredericke Auguste, Countess von Alten|
Alice Maud Olivia Stanley, Countess of Derby (née Montagu; 15 August 1862, Westminster – 23 July 1957, Coworth Park) was born the daughter of the 7th Duke of Manchester and his wife, Countess Louise von Alten.
On 5 January 1889, she married Lord Stanley of Bickerstaffe. Lord Stanley succeeded to his father's title of Earl of Derby in 1908, whereupon she became Countess of Derby. They had two sons and one daughter. From 1900 to 1910, Alice was a Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Alexandra.
In August 1901, Lady Stanley named the battleship HMS Exmouth, built by Cammell Laird at Birkenhead. In April 1913 the Countess also had the honor of christening the newest and largest Cunard Company steamship, The RMS Aquitania, at Clydebank, Scotland.
- Grieves, Keith (2004). "Stanley, Edward George Villiers, seventeenth earl of Derby (1865–1948)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/36243.(Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
- "Naval & Military intelligence - HMS Exmouth". The Times (36549). London. 2 September 1901. p. 5.