Another Son Comes To George V's Deathbed
On 19th January Prince George, Duke of Kent joined his brothers at their father's deathbed at Sandringham. For a number of years he had given the family much to worry about. He had been sexually promiscuous, according to rumour with men as well as women. One of his girlfriends was a heavy drug-taker and he experimented himself if not worse. In one of the rare purely altruistic acts of his life, the Prince of Wales, to whom he was especially close, took him firmly under his wing and brought his life back on track. The process of rehabilitation was crowned by George's marriage to the elegant, beautiful Princess Marina of Greece in 1934. Children followed soon afterwards. It was a highly successful marriage which further boosted the prestige of the Royal family. The Duke came to dislike Mrs. Simpson bitterly.