Commander Taylor and Russian Nobility

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Prince George, Duke of Kent, KG, KT, GCMG, GCVO (George Edward Alexander Edmund; 20 December 1902 – 25 August 1942) was the fourth son of King George V and Queen Mary.

He was the younger brother of Edward VIII and George VI. He held the title of Duke of Kent from 1934 until his death in a military air-crash on 25 August 1942.

Prince Michael has been under close scrutiny by the media for financial assistance given to him by Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky.[38] In May 2012, The Sunday Times reported that the Prince had received £320,000 during a six-year period from 2002 to 2008 into a family business owned by the prince’s secretary, from a fund controlled by Berezovsky, in which 56 payments of between £5,000 and £15,000 were sent through offshore companies.[39] In an interview with The Sunday Times Berezovsky stated, “There is nothing underhand or improper about the financial assistance I have given Prince Michael. It is a matter between friends.”[40][41]

Medvedev with the Order of Friendship at the Kremlin in 2009

Prince Michael speaks fluent Russian[29] and has a strong interest in Russia, where he is a well-known figure (he is a recipient of the Order of Friendship). Tsar Nicholas II was a first cousin of three of his grandparents. When the bodies of the Tsar and some of his family were recovered in 1991, the remains were later identified by DNA using, among others, a sample from Prince Michael for recognition.[30] He attended the 1998 burial of the Tsar and his family in St Petersburg.[31] He is an Honorary Member of the Romanov Family Association.[32] He is also the second cousin of Maria Vladimirovna, Grand Duchess of Russia, who is a claimant to the headship of the Imperial Family of Russia. They share the same great-grandfather, Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich. The Prince is the patron of organisations which has close ties with Russia, including the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce and the St Gregory’s Foundation.[33] In his capacity as patron of Children’s Fire and Burns Trust, Michael has led fundraising rallies in 1999 and 2003 in Russia to raise money for the charity. He also led another rally in 2005 and raised money for the Royal Marsden Hospital and Britain’s Charities Aid Foundation Russia.

Lady Gabriella EllaWindsor (Gabriella Marina Alexandra Ophelia; born 23 April 1981) is the daughter of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent and works as a freelance feature writer.

Gabriella Windsor was born at St Mary’s Hospital, London. She has an older brother, Frederick, born on 6 April 1979. She was educated at Downe House School in Cold Ash, Berkshire.[1] In May 2004, Gabriella graduated from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, with a BA degree in Comparative Literature. In 2012, she obtained an MPhil degree in Social Anthropology from Linacre College, Oxford.[2]

She is currently 51st in the line of succession to the British throne.


At 19, Lady Helen met[8] Timothy Verner Taylor (b. 8 August 1963), an art dealer and the eldest son of Commander Michael Verner Taylor, RN and Susan Geraldine Percy. They married at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle on 18 July 1992.[28] . The bride wore a Catherine Walker design[29] inspired by the architecture of the wedding venue.[30] Giorgio Armani provided an outfit for her wedding.[19]

Lady Helen Marina Lucy Taylor (née Windsor; born 28 April 1964) is a daughter of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and his wife Katharine, Duchess of Kent, and a great-granddaughter of King George V. She is currently 42nd in line of succession to the British Throne.


Michael Verner Taylor




estimated between 1903 and 1963


December 13, 2011

Immediate Family:

Husband of <private> Taylor
Ex-husband of <private> Walkinshaw (Percy)
Father of <private> Taylor; <private> Taylor; <private> Taylor and Timothy Taylor

Added by:

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge on July 8, 2010

Managed by:

Michael Lawrence Rhodes


Commander Michael Verner Taylor1

M, #105578, d. 13 December 2011

Last Edited=9 Jan 2012

     Commander Michael Verner Taylor married Linda Margaret Bikle. He married, firstly, Susan G. Percy, daughter of Rex H. Percy and Margaret G. Sturge, in 1962 at Surrey, EnglandG.2 He died on 13 December 2011 at FranceG.3
He gained the rank of Commander in the Royal Navy.

Children of Commander Michael Verner Taylor and Susan G. Percy

Children of Commander Michael Verner Taylor and Linda Margaret Bikle


Susan G. Percy1

F, #2873, b. 1941

Last Edited=8 Oct 2009

     Susan G. Percy was born in 1941 at Surrey, EnglandG.1 She is the daughter of Rex H. Percy and Margaret G. Sturge.1 She married, firstly, Commander Michael Verner Taylor in 1962 at Surrey, EnglandG.1 She married, secondly, Colin D. Walkinshaw, son of David Walkinshaw and Barbara Betty Coode-Adams, in 1977 at Surrey, EnglandG.1
From 1962, her married name became Taylor.
1 From 1977, her married name became Walkinshaw.1

Children of Susan G. Percy and Commander Michael Verner Taylor


Louise Taylor

F, #2878

Last Edited=18 Sep 2002

     Louise Taylor is the daughter of Commander Michael Verner Taylor and Susan G. Percy.

Matthew Adam Taylor1

M, #2877, b. 2 December 1977

Last Edited=14 May 2005

     Matthew Adam Taylor was born on 2 December 1977 at Raigmore County Hospital, Inverness, Inverness-shire, ScotlandG.1 He is the son of Commander Michael Verner Taylor and Linda Margaret Bikle.1

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