Thursday, April 28, 2016

Royal Profile: The Lady Helen Marina Lucy Taylor

The Lady Helen Marina Lucy Taylor was born 28 April 1964 as the middle child and only daughter of The Duke and Duchess of Kent{Source}. She has two brothers, two sisters-in-law, 2 nieces, and four nephews {Source} :

  1. George Windsor, The Earl of St. Andrews (1962)
    1. Sylvanna, The Countess of St. Andrews
      1. Edward Windsor, Lord Downpatrick (1988)
      2. Lady Marina Charlotte Windsor (1992)
      3. Lady Amelia Windsor (1995)
  2. Lord Nicholas Windsor 
    1. Lady Nicholas Windsor (Paola)
      1. Master Albert Louis Philip Edward Windsor (2007)
      2. Master Leopold Ernest Augustus Guelph Windsor (2009)
      3. Master Louis Arthur Nicholas Felix Windsor (2014)

She is also a first cousin 1x removed from Queen Elizabeth II {Source}, thus is distantly in line for the British Throne.
She was baptized on 12 May 1964{Source}. Her godparents were{Source}:

  1. The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon (her father's 1st cousin)
  2. Mrs. David Butler
  3. Sir Angus Ogilvy (her father's cousin's husband)
  4. Sir Philip Hay

She attend schools in Scotland and England which included, Eton End PNEU School, St. Mary's School, Wantage and Gotdonstoun.

She worked with art dealer Karsten Shubert for several years in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
She confessed in a television interview once that she had turned down representing artist Damien Hirst.

As the daughter of a Royal Duke and an indirect descendant of the current reigning monarch, she was styled "Lady" at birth, as it is a courtesy title for daughters of Dukes and Earls {Source}. Up until recently, she was the only one of her siblings in line for the throne until the new succession laws took effect this year{Source}.

Her engagement to Tim Taylor was announced on 8th January 1992{Source}.She married Timothy Taylor on 18 July 1992{Source}. They were married at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle {Source}. After the ceremony, a reception was held at her parents' country home, Crocker End House {Source}.
Her attendants included {Source}:
  1. Lady Gabriella Windsor (age 11, the brides cousin)
  2. Lord Downpatrick (age 4, the bride's nephew)
  3. She also had two other page boys and bridesmaids.
She and her husband have four children{Source}:
  1. Columbus George Donald Taylor (1994)
  2. Cassius Edward Taylor (1996)
  3. Eloise Olivia Katherine Taylor (2003)
  4. Estella Olga Elizabeth Taylor (2004)

Upon her marriage, she retained her style of "Lady", but took her husband's last name, thus becoming Lady Helen Taylor {Source}. She is presently 35th in line for the throne, soon to be 36th {Source}. At her birth in 1964, she was 8th {Source}. As a minor member of the British Royal Family, she does not receive any government money or perform any official role for her 1st cousin 1x removed {Source}. However, she and her family do attend functions like royal weddings, the Royal Ascot, and the Trooping the Colour and Jubilee celebrations.

She is an ambassador for the CLIC Sargent Children's Cancer Charity {Source}.Her husband is a cancer survivor {Source}. She operates an art gallery in Mayfair, England {Source}.

In 2013, she caught the eye of The Huffington Post for her style sense {Source}. She shares her birth year with a first cousin and two of her first cousins 1x removed:
  1. James Ogilvy (29 February, their parents are siblings)
  2. The Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex (10 March)
  3. The Lady Sarah Chatto (1 May)

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