The Kents

How Queen Elizabeth II discretely protected the Duke Of Kent from kidnapping attempt

Queen Elizabeth II personally intervened to ensure the safety of her cousin, the Duke of Kent, after information came to light that the IRA was planning to kidnap him. The Duke had been posted to Northern Ireland with the Royal Scots Greys in 1971. However, the former Northern Irish Prime Minister, Terence O’Neill, had information that the IRA planned to kidnap the Duke if he entered Belfast.
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The Duke of Kent 'reluctantly' misses Remembrance Sunday commemorations due to mobility issues

The Duke of Kent has been forced to miss the Remembrance Sunday commemorations at the Cenotaph due to ‘episodic mobility problems’. Sources say the 88-year-old ‘reluctantly’ missed the event, having had no choice due to his mobility problems. His Royal Highness was also forced to pull out of the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday…
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The sad anniversary that gives the Duke of Kent a place in the history books

The Duke of Kent marks a poignant anniversary in August and one that cements a strange and unlooked for place in the history books. Prince Edward is the only person in recorded history to hold a royal dukedom for eighty years. His Royal Highness, 87, became Duke of Kent on August 25th 1942 at the age of six when his father was killed in a plane crash. He has now held his title for eight…
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The Duchess of Kent carries out rare public official engagement to support young people in music

The Duchess of Kent has hosted a special concert, celebrating her love of music and encouragement for young performers. The Duchess, along with her husband, attended a reception and concert at St. James’ Palace supporting the work of the charity, Future Talent The Duchess of Kent helped to cofound Future Talent, a not-for-profit organisation that offers support to young people who…
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