Duke of Kent

Style

HRH The Duke of Kent, KG, GCMG, GCVO

Kent, HRH 2 Duke of (UK 1934); Edward George Nicholas Paul Patrick; KG (1985), GCMG (1967), GCVO (1960); also Earl of St Andrews and Baron Downpatrick (UK 1934)

Biography

Er s of HRH 1 Duke of Kent, KG, KT, GCMG, GCVO, PC (4 s of King George V; k on active service 1942), and HRH Princess Marina, CI, GCVO, GBE (d 1968), yst da of HRH Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark (d 1938); b 9 Oct 1935; Educ Eton, Le Rosey Switzerland, RMA Sandhurst (Sir James Moncrieff Grierson languages prize, qualified French interpreter, Company Instr 1968-70); m 8 June 1961, Katharine Lucy Mary, GCVO, only da of Sir William Arthington Worsley, 4 Bt (see Debrett's Peerage & Baronetage); 2 s, 1 da (see below); Heir er s, Earl of St Andrews

Career Army: 2 Lt Royal Scots Greys 1955, Personal ADC to HM The Queen 1966-, GSO II E Cmd 1966-68, Cmd C Sqdn Royal Scots Greys 1970-71,GSO I, MOD 1972-76, ret as Lt-Col 1976, Maj-Gen 1983, Field Marshal 1993; Col-in-Chief: Royal Regt of Fus 1969-, Lorne Scots (Peel, Dufferin and Hamilton Regt) 1977-; Dep Col-in-Chief Scots Dragoon Gds 1993-, Col Scots Gds  1974-; Royal Col 1st Battalion The Rifles 2007-; Hon Air Chief Marshal RAF 1998, Royal Hon Air Cdre RAF Leuchars

Grand Master United Grand Lodge Freemasons of England, Grand Master Order of St Michael and St George; pres: Commonwealth War Graves Cmmn, RAF Benevolent Fund, RNLI, Stroke Assoc, All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, UK Scout Assoc; pres-in-chief British Racing Drivers' Club; patron: Hanover Band, LPO, Opera North, S Bank Fndn, Trinity Coll of Music; chllr Univ of Surrey, visitor Cranfield Univ; hon degrees: Univ of Durham, Univ of Leeds, Univ of York; FRS 1990; King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Coronation Medal 1937, Silver Jubilee Medal 1977, Golden Jubilee Medal 2002; Books On Public View (1970), The Face of London (1975), Oxford and Cambridge (1980);

Residence

Wren House, Palace Green, London W8 4PY

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