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Before they were royal: The life of Princess Michael of Kent

One of the most interesting – and controversial – members of the British Royal Family has always been tied to royalty. We’re taking a look at the early life of Princess Michael of Kent, an accomplished author, interior designer, mother, grandmother, and wife to The Queen’s first cousin. The future princess was born Baroness Marie Christine von Reibnitz on 15 January 1945…
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Before they were royal: the life of the Duchess of Kent

Born Katharine Lucy Mary Worsley on 22 February 1933, she would one day become a much-loved member of the Royal Family, as the Duchess of Kent, but now we take a look at her life before her marriage to Prince Edward, Duke of Kent. Katharine is the youngest child and only daughter of Sir William Worsley, 4th Baronet, of whom she is said to have been very close to, and Joyce Morgan Brunner. She…
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The Duchess of Kent makes a welcome appearance on the balcony of Buckingham Palace

The Duchess of Kent made a rare but welcome appearance on the balcony of Buckingham Palace this afternoon for The Queen’s Birthday Parade. Trooping the Colour is usually the only time we see the Duchess in public since she retired from public life a few years ago. Each year, she usually appears on the balcony to watch the RAF flypast, but often remains at the back behind the other members of…
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The Queen is joined by her grandchildren at Buckingham Palace Garden Party

Yesterday, The Queen hosted the second of four garden parties to be held this year. This one took place in the gardens of Buckingham Palace with 8,000 guests to dine on the 27,000 cups of tea and coffee, 20,000 sandwiches and 20,000 slices of cake. Joining Her Majesty were two of her grandchildren, Prince William and Princess Eugenie. Also in attendance were the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the…
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