|Countess of Derby|
|Born||15 August 1862|
|Died||23 July 1957 94) (aged|
|Spouse(s)||Edward Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby|
|Father||William Montagu, 7th Duke of Manchester|
|Mother||Luise Fredericke Auguste, Countess von Alten|
Alice Maud Olivia Stanley, Countess of Derby (née Montagu; 15 August 1862, Westminster – 23 July 1957, Coworth Park) was born the daughter of the 7th Duke of Manchester and his wife, Countess Louise von Alten.
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On 5 January 1889, she married Lord Stanley of Bickerstaffe. Lord Stanley succeeded to his father's title of Earl of Derby in 1908, whereupon she became Countess of Derby. They had two sons and one daughter. [ citation needed ] Alice was a Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Alexandra.From 1900 to 1910,
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