There have been eight British kings and six French monarchs named Henry. As namesakes go, Americans can count auto manufacturer Henry Ford, naturalist Henry David Thoreau and baseball great Hank Aaron among them. Nicknames include Harry, Hal and Hank, while non-English versions include Henri (French), Henrik (German) and Enrique (Spanish). Julia Roberts and Heidi Klum are among the celebrity mamas with heirs named Henry.
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The son of King George V and Queen Mary of Teck, Prince Henry of York (later the Duke of Gloucester) was born on March 31, 1900. His grandmother was Queen Victoria. During World War II, he served as a member of the British Expedition Force. When Henry married Lady Alice Montagu Douglas Scott, two of the young bridesmaids at their wedding were his nieces, Elizabeth (the future Queen Elizabeth II) and Princess Margaret. They had two sons, William and Richard.
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