Diana Beauclerk, Duchess of St Albans

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Diana Beauclerk
1st Duchess of St Albans
Diana de Vere Beauclerk (cropped to frame).jpg
Portrait of Lady Diana de Vere by Edward Byng in 1690
Spouse(s) Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans
Father Aubrey de Vere, 20th Earl of Oxford
Mother Diana Kirke
Born c. 1679
Died 15 January 1742(1742-01-15)

Diana Beauclerk, Duchess of St Albans (c. 1679–15 January 1742), born Lady Diana de Vere, was a British courtier.[1] She was Mistress of the Robes to Caroline, Princess of Wales from 1714 to 1717. She was one of the Hampton Court Beauties of Mary II of England.

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She was the daughter of the Aubrey de Vere, 20th Earl of Oxford and Diana Kirke. On 17 April 1694, she married the 1st Duke of St Albans, an illegitimate son of King Charles II and his mistress Nell Gwynne, whereupon Diana became Duchess of St Albans. Together Beauclerk and Diana had 12 children:

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Court offices
Preceded by
Mistress of the Robes to
Caroline, Princess of Wales

1714–1717
Succeeded by
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