Lady Alexandra Curzon

Lady Alexandra Curzon Naldera CBE ( born March 20, 1904 in India, † November 7, 1995 at Kedleston Hall in Derby) was a British aristocrat.


Alexandra Naldera was the youngest daughter of three children of British politician and Viceroy of India George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston of ( 1859-1925 ), and his first wife of U.S. American Mary Victoria Head ( 1870-1906 ). Your godmother was Queen Alexandra. She attended the prestigious Swiss boarding school Le Rosey.

In 1922, Lady Alexandra debuted and was introduced to London society. At a ball she met the prince and later Duke of Kent George Edward (1902-1942), fourth son of King George V and Queen Mary to know. Lady Alexandra has already been touted as the future wife of Prince - but she married on 21 July 1925 in London Sir Edward Dudley Metcalfe. From the joint compound has three children, son David and the twin daughters went out. The couple led an open relationship, especially in the 1930s. The affairs of Lady Metcalfe with her ​​brother Sir Oswald Mosley Ernald, 6th Baronet, Edward Frederick Lindley Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax, Douglas Fairbanks and with the Italian Ambassador Dino Grandi are known. The marriage ended in divorce in 1955.

Together with her husband belonged to Lady Baba, as she was known in India, among the close friends of the Prince of Wales and future King Edward VIII in 1937 she was maid of honor at the wedding of the Duke of Windsor with twice divorced American woman, Wallis Simpson at Château de Cande in Tours, France.

During the Second World War, she organized together with her older sister Mary Irene the care of the wounded soldiers, Kinderlandverschickungen and lectures. For her work at the children's charity Save the Children, she was appointed by Queen Elizabeth II as a Commander of the British Empire ( CBE) in 1975. Lady Alexandra portrayed in 1980 in the seven - part TV series Edward and Mrs Simpson the life of the former King Edward VIII and his wife.