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Why is Princess Michael of Kent not called Princess Marie Christine?

Marie Christine von Reibnitz has been a member of the British Royal Family for over 40 years, and even though she doesn’t carry out official royal engagements, she is a well-known figure, not least because of some of her highly publicised controversial actions in the past. Marie Christine is better known as Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent. She is married to Prince Michael of Kent…
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British government minister witnessed the birth of Princess Alexandra 85-years-ago to ensure there was no baby swapping

In years gone by, it was customary for the birth of any royal baby to be witnessed by the UK Home Secretary ensuring the new arrival was genuine. The Queen’s cousin, Princess Alexandra, was the last royal to have had her birth witnessed by the by an official political observer in 1936. Sir John Simon, Her Majesty’s Secretary of State for the Home Office, was present when Princess Marina…
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The Duke of Kent to release his memoirs in 2022

The Duke of Kent will publish his memoirs next summer, sharing intimate details of his life-long service to The Queen and his royal career. A Royal Life will be based on conversations the Duke held with royal historian and biographer Hugo Vickers. According to the…
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The Duke of Kent bids final farewell to soldiers killed in World War One

The Duke of Kent has attended the funerals of nine soldiers killed in World War One who have finally been buried with full military honours over a century after their deaths. The Duke took part in the solemn, final farewell to the military men who were killed in World War One. Their remains were discovered in 2018. Photo A Eden (Crown Copyright) The nine soldiers died in action between…
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84-year-old Princess Alexandra steps up with an increased diary of engagements

Princess Alexandra has noticeably stepped up the number of engagements she has been carrying out over the past few weeks, ending speculation that she may have retired from public duties. The Queen’s cousin, who turns 85-years-old next month, conducted nine engagements in October, with a further five carried events held in September. Prior to this, Her Royal Highness had only conducted…
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