Lady Marina Windsor

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Lady Marina Windsor
BornMarina Charlotte Alexandra Katharine Helen Windsor
(1992-09-30) 30 September 1992 (age 26)
Rosie Hospital, Cambridge, England
Noble familyWindsor
FatherGeorge Windsor, Earl of St Andrews
MotherSylvana Tomaselli
ReligionRoman Catholic

Lady Marina Windsor (Marina Charlotte Alexandra Katharine Helen Windsor; born 30 September 1992) is a member of the extended British royal family. She was removed from the British line of succession in 2008 after being confirmed in the Catholic Church.

Early life and family[edit]

Lady Marina Windsor was born on 30 September 1992 at Rosie Hospital in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.[1] She is the second child of George Windsor, Earl of St Andrews and Sylvana Tomaselli. She is a younger sister of Edward Windsor, Baron Downpatrick and an older sister of Lady Amelia Windsor. She is the paternal granddaughter of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, a first cousin of Elizabeth II, and Katharine, Duchess of Kent, the only daughter of Sir William Worsley, 4th Baronet. She is a maternal descendant of the Austrian Tomaselli family. Lady Marina is named after her great-grandmother Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark.

On 21 January 1993 Lady Marina was christened Marina Charlotte Alexandra Katharine Helen Windsor in an Anglican ceremony by William Booth, the sub-dean of Chapel Royal, at St James's Palace. Her godparents are Lady Ralph Kerr, Katherine Ruth Panter, William Hanbury-Tenison, and Sasha Poklewski-Koziell.[2]

Succession rights[edit]

Until 2008 Lady Marina had been 25th in the line of succession to the British throne.[3][4][5] She forfeited her place in the line of succession, in compliance of the Act of Settlement 1701, along with her older brother, after being confirmed in the Roman Catholic faith of her mother and paternal grandmother.[6][7][8]

Personal life[edit]

Lady Marina attended St Mary's School, a Catholic boarding school for girls in Ascot, Berkshire.[9][10]

In 2010 she modeled for Hardy Amies in Tatler alongside her siblings. She later expressed interest working in foreign diplomacy and not a modeling career.[10]

In 2011 she attended the wedding of her cousin Prince William, Duke of Cambridge to Catherine Middleton.[11][12] In 2018 Lady Marina and her siblings were reportedly not invited to the wedding of their cousin Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex to Meghan Markle.[13]

In May 2012 Lady Marina traveled to Thailand, where she trained in Muay Thai boxing.[14]

Titles and styles[edit]

As the daughter of a courtesy earl, Lady Marina is entitled to the title and style of Lady.

  • 30 September 1992 - present: The Lady Marina Windsor


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  13. ^ "The 'Most Beautiful Royal' Isn't Invited To Prince Harry And Meghan Markle's Royal Wedding". Archived from the original on 2018-07-17. Retrieved 2019-02-02.
  14. ^ "Lady Marina-Charlotte Windsor come to learn Muay Thai Chaiya with Kru Praengเลดี้ มารีนา-แชรล็อต วินเซอร์ เรียนมวยไทยไชยากับครูแปรง". Muay Chaiya. 25 May 2012. Retrieved 2 February 2019.