HistoryThe Kents

History of Royal Titles: the Dukedom of Kent

The present Duke of Kent has held the title since 1942, but it is a title that has only been awarded twice in the thousand years of the monarchy. A title belonging to Kent dates back to ancient times when Kent was its own kingdom before the seven Anglo-Saxon kingdoms merged into the kingdom of England. By 860, Kent had merged into a sub-domain ruled by Wessex, and thereafter, a title did not…
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The Duke of Kent at 85: His Charities and Patronages

The Duke of Kent has long been a valued working member of the Royal Family, with his main areas of interest including war commemoration, rescue, medicine, social care, sport, innovation, business, engineering, music and fostering relations between the UK and Germany. On his 85th birthday, let’s take a look at some of the many patronages and organisations he continues to work with. All…
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Lady Gabriella Kingston releases first single

Lady Gabriella Kingston, the daughter of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, has released her first music single. The song “Out of the Blue” is a jazzy and summery tune that was written by Lady Gabriella and producer Enzo Buono in 2019 for her wedding to Thomas Kingston. It has been released on iTunes, Spotify and other digital platforms. A second song was also released, titled…
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Royal Wedding Flowers: the Kent Brides

Royal wedding bouquets are often overlooked but they are often filled with significance. As well as the myrtle that’s been a tradition since the time of Queen Victoria, these posies are filled with blooms that nod to history and highlight the romance that has brought a bride and groom together. Here’s a look back at the floral choices made by some of the House of Kent’s royal…
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