A Rose & Alexandra Helen Elizabeth Olga ChristabelMonday, July 15, 2019
|Rosa 'Princess Alexandra of Kent' 15 July 2019|
Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy, KG, GCVO, CD (Alexandra Helen Elizabeth Olga Christabel; born 25 December 1936) is a member of the British royal family.
Alexandra was born during the reign of King George VI to his brother and sister-in-law, Prince George, Duke of Kent, and Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark. She is a first cousin of the current British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, and since her mother was a first cousin of the queen's husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, she is also his first cousin once removed.
Alexandra is the widow of businessman Sir Angus Ogilvy, to whom she was married from 1963 until his death in 2004. As of 2019, she is 53rd in the line of succession to the British throne; at the time of her birth in 1936, she was sixth.
|Princess Alexandra of Kent|
My Rosemary keeps buying roses and she tells me, “We are going to put it in a pot.” We have lots of pots. We are running out of space. This is one of her latest purchases. It is an English Rose, Rosa 'Princess Alexandra of Kent’. She is obviously (almost) my namesake as Alejandro in my middle name. I am Jorge Alejandro as in 1942 in Argentina we were not allowed to be registered with foreign names if they could be translated. Seans got away with it until some smart official figured out that Sean was John and thus Juan.
For me roses named after people conjure all kinds of visions. In this one I am pleasantly surprised that one of Princess Alexandra’s names is the Christabel!