Prince Kent
Grandson of George V
Prince Kent
Prince Edward, Duke of Kent KG GCMG GCVO, is a member of the British Royal Family, a grandchild of King George V. He has held the title of Duke of Kent since 1942. The Duke of Kent carries out royal duties on behalf of his first cousin, Queen Elizabeth II. He is perhaps best known as President of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, presenting the trophies to the Wimbledon champion and runner-up. He also served as the United Kingdom's Special Representative for International Trade and Investment, retiring in 2001. He is also the President of the Scout Association, the President of the Royal United Services Institute, the President of the Royal Institution of Great Britain and the Grand Master of the Freemasons in England & Wales (since 1967). At the time of his birth, Prince Edward was 7th in the line of succession to his grandfather King George V, behind his 3 uncles, his cousins Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret, and his father. As of the birth of Isla Phillips in 2012, he is in 29th position. As of the death of the 7th Earl of Harewood in 2011, he is the Queen's eldest living paternal cousin, though he is 9 years younger than the Queen herself.
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Royal visit from The Duke of Kent to Millers Oils
Brighouse ECHO - over 3 years
Millers Oils was given the royal seal of approval by Prince Edward, Duke of Kent.
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Prince Edward enjoys two days in Lancashire with SpongeBob Squarepants
Daily Mail (UK) - about 5 years
The Earl of Wessex today found himself part of a less conventional royal photocall when he was pictured with SpongeBob Squarepants and Dora the Explorer at Nickelodeon Land in Blackpool, Lancashire.
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Prince Edward Island's hockey passion to be featured in hockey day telecast
NHL - about 5 years
HALIFAX - The CBC says it plans to highlight a small place with a passion for the game when <a class="fplink fp-223897" href="/prince+edward+duke+of+kent+1">Prince Edward, Duke of Kent</a> Island hosts the annual Hockey Day In Canada telecast Feb.11.Producer Mike Dodson said P.E.I. was chosen because of the province's rich hocke...
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Rent-a-Prince Edward: How property tycoon is paying for royal's private jet and hotel at opening of villa development
Daily Mail (UK) - about 5 years
A millionaire property developer is paying for a private jet to Portugal for the royal to attend the opening of luxury apartments.
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Prince Edward Island's K-Rock Goes Hot
All Access - about 5 years
NEWCAP Rock CKQK (K-ROCK 105.5)/CHARLOTTETOWN, <a class="fplink fp-223897" href="/prince+edward+duke+of+kent">Prince Edward, Duke of Kent</a> ISLAND flips to Top 40 as HOT 105.5. A posting on the K-ROCK website read, in part, "It’s hard to say goodbye to an old … more
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Christopher Bonastia: How Different Do Schools Look Today 50 Years After Prince Edward County, Virginia?
Huffington Post - about 5 years
When I tell people about <a class="fplink fp-223897" href="/prince+edward+duke+of+kent">Prince Edward, Duke of Kent</a> County, Virginia, which closed its public schools for five years rather than desegregate them, the usual reaction is visible disdain but lack of suprise at southern racism. But when they learn of similar struggles here in New York, they are stunned.
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Gifts from Bahrain Monarch to Prince Edward, Princess Sophie Spark a Row
International Business Times - about 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-223897" href="/prince+edward+duke+of+kent">Prince Edward, Duke of Kent</a> and Princess Sophie received jewellery sets from the Bahraini monarch when they visited Bahrain in December 2011.
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Liberal Premier Robert Ghiz re-elected with majority government in P.E.I.
Journal Pioneer - over 5 years
By Kevin Bissett THE CANADIAN PRESS CHARLOTTETOWN — Liberal Premier <a class="fplink fp-235582" href="/Robert+Ghiz+1">Robert Ghiz</a> secured his second majority government in <a class="fplink fp-223897" href="/Prince+Edward+Duke+Of+Kent+1">Prince Edward, Duke of Kent</a> Island, albeit a slightly reduced one, following an election that saw bribery accusations rock an otherwise quiet campaign. Ghiz, who stressed fiscal prudence ...
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Prince Edward Island prepares to vote
The Guardian - over 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-223897" href="/Prince+Edward+Duke+Of+Kent+1">Prince Edward, Duke of Kent</a> Island voters head to the polls Monday, capping a four-week provincial election that saw allegations surrounding a defunct immigration program rattle what was an otherwise listless campaign. About a week after the legislature dissolved, Premier Robert Ghiz quickly found his ...
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The earth is flat (and regulation is easy) - CanadianBusiness.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Now re-read the list above. If you can think through each of those problems and solve them, well, after that getting the right regulation should be easy. (Thanks to Duke&#39;s Edward Balleisen for the invitation to attend this workshop.)
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Former Klan Figure Loses to Incumbent In Louisiana Voting
NYTimes - over 26 years
LEAD: Incumbent Senator J. Bennett Johnston Jr. defeated State Representative David Duke, a former Ku Klux Klan leader, tonight in a race that had become a troubling window on race relations in the United States. Incumbent Senator J. Bennett Johnston Jr. defeated State Representative David Duke, a former Ku Klux Klan leader, tonight in a race that
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2015
    Age 79
    As of the birth of the Duke of Cambridge's second child, the Queen's fifth great-grandchild, on 2 May 2015, the Duke of Kent was 34th in line.
    More Details Hide Details As of the death of the 7th Earl of Harewood in 2011, he became the Queen's oldest living paternal cousin, although he is nine years younger than the Queen herself. Prince Edward was born on 9 October 1935, at No. 3 Belgrave Square, London. Home Secretary Sir John Simon was present to verify the birth. Prince Edward's father was Prince George, Duke of Kent, the fourth son of George V and Mary of Teck. His mother was Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent (née Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark), the daughter of Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark, and Grand Duchess Yelena Vladimirovna of Russia.
  • 2013
    Age 77
    In December 2013, he celebrated 50 years as a freemason.
    More Details Hide Details The Duke has served as the President of The Scout Association since 1975. Along with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, the Duke visited the Centenary World Scout Jamboree at Hylands Park, Chelmsford in July 2007. The Duke of Kent is patron of a number of organisations active in the fields of charity, health and the arts. These include: The Duke's current full style is Field Marshal His Royal Highness Prince Edward George Nicholas Paul Patrick, Duke of Kent, Earl of Saint Andrews and Baron Downpatrick, Royal Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, Grand Master and Knight Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order, Personal Aide-de-Camp to Her Majesty. See also List of honours of the British Royal Family by country Orders Decorations
    The Duke had a mild stroke on the morning of 18 March 2013.
    More Details Hide Details The Duke of Kent has performed engagements on behalf of his cousin, the Queen, for over 50 years. The Duke has represented the Queen during independence celebrations in the former British colonies of Sierra Leone, Uganda, Guyana, Gambia and most recently Ghana, for its 50th independence anniversary celebration. He has also acted as Counsellor of State during periods of the Queen's absence abroad. One of the Duke's major public roles for many years was Vice-Chairman of British Trade International, and later as the United Kingdom's Special Representative for International Trade and Investment. This position saw the Duke travel abroad to represent the British government in fostering trade relations with foreign countries and organisations. He also serves as the president of the Wimbledon All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, a position he succeeded from his late mother, Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent. His other roles include President of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, the RAF Benevolent Fund, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, the Stroke Association, RUSI, the Royal Institution, and patron of St Mungo's Broadway, benefiting the homeless. He also makes the final decision in the award of the Mountbatten Medal.
    The couple's son, Nicholas, also converted to Catholicism following his mother's example and he remains excluded from the line of succession in accordance with the Succession to the Crown Act 2013.
    More Details Hide Details The Duke and Duchess of Kent reside at Wren House, Kensington Palace, in London.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1994
    Age 58
    His wife converted to Catholicism in 1994.
    More Details Hide Details Because this conversion did not occur until many years after their marriage, it did not cause the Duke to lose his place in the line of succession, as the Act of Settlement 1701 only applies where the spouse is a Catholic at the time of marriage. After the Succession to the Crown Act 2013 came into effect on 26 March 2015, the issue of the Duchess's conversion became moot.
  • FORTIES
  • 1983
    Age 47
    He was subsequently promoted Major-General on 11 June 1983 and Field Marshal on 11 June 1993.
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  • 1976
    Age 40
    The Duke retired from the Army on 15 April 1976.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1973
    Age 37
    He was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel on 30 June 1973.
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  • 1970
    Age 34
    Later in 1970, the Duke commanded a squadron of his regiment serving in the British Sovereign Base Area in Cyprus, part of the UN force enforcing peace between the Greek and Turkish halves of the island.
    More Details Hide Details During the early 70s, the Duke also served in Northern Ireland with his Regiment.
  • 1967
    Age 31
    He was promoted to Major on 31 December 1967.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1962
    Age 26
    The Duke of Kent saw service in Hong Kong from 1962–63 and later served on the staff in Eastern Command.
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  • 1961
    Age 25
    He was promoted to captain on 29 July 1961.
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    The Duke of Kent married Katharine Worsley at York Minster on 8 June 1961.
    More Details Hide Details Katharine is the only daughter of Sir William Arthrington Worsley, 4th Bt., and his wife, Joyce Morgan Brunner. They have have three living children:
  • TEENAGE
  • 1955
    Age 19
    The Duke of Kent graduated from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst on 29 July 1955 as a Second Lieutenant in the Royal Scots Greys, the beginning of a military career that would last over 20 years.
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  • 1953
    Age 17
    In 1953, he attended the coronation of his cousin, Elizabeth II, paying homage at her throne after her crowning (following the Dukes of Edinburgh and Gloucester).
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  • 1952
    Age 16
    As a member of the royal family, he began performing engagements at an early age. At the age of 16, he walked behind the coffin of his uncle, George VI, at his state funeral in 1952.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1942
    Age 6
    On 25 August 1942, Prince Edward's father, the Duke of Kent, was killed when his plane crashed in bad weather in Caithness.
    More Details Hide Details Prince Edward, who was almost 7, succeeded his father as Duke of Kent, Earl of St Andrews and Baron Downpatrick. He later took his seat in the House of Lords in 1959.
  • 1935
    Born
    He was baptised in the Private Chapel of Buckingham Palace on 20 November 1935 by the Archbishop of Canterbury Cosmo Lang.
    More Details Hide Details Prince Edward began his schooling at Ludgrove, a preparatory school in Berkshire, before going on to Eton College and then Le Rosey in Switzerland. After school he entered the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst where he won the Sir James Moncrieff Grierson prize for foreign languages. Prince Edward speaks fluent French.
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