Happy Birthday to the Duchess of Gloucester, who turns 71 today. The Danish-born Birgitte Eva Henriksen didn’t expect to become Duchess when she married Prince Richard of Gloucester, a cousin of the Queen, in 1972, but the death of his brother, Prince William, six weeks after the wedding, and his father two years later, brought the couple on the Royal stage. The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester have three children and six grandchildren and reside at Kensington Palace. One of the hardest working members of the royal family, the Duchess undertakes duties on behalf of and with the Queen. Take a look at all of out Duchess of Gloucester posts HERE. Click HERE to take a look at her Tiaras, which is one of the first links when you search for the Duchess of Google!