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The Duke of Kent to retire as Wimbledon's President

The Duke of Kent, a perennial presence at the Wimbledon tournament each year, has announced that after 50 years at the helm, he will be stepping down as the Club’s President. The news came as the final weekend of this year’s event got under way. Prince Edward, who has been President of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club since 1969 following the death of his mother, will…
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Royal Wedding Rewind: Prince Michael of Kent and Marie Christine von Reibnitz

On 30 June 1978, Prince Michael of Kent, the younger brother the Duke of Kent, wed Baroness Marie Christine von Reibnitz. Michael is the paternal first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, and Marie Christine is of German, Austrian and Hungarian noble descent. She is the only daughter of Silesian nobleman Baron Gunther von Reibnitz and his Austro-Hungarian wife, Countess Maria Szapáryde…
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Royal Wedding Rewind: the Duke and Duchess of Kent

It was a royal wedding that made history and brought the House of Windsor one of its most popular ever members. In June 1961, the Duke of Kent married Katharine Worsley. The new Duchess of Kent would go on to be an instant hit and, alongside her husband, spend decades carrying out engagements on behalf of the Queen. Their wedding day also turned an ancient church into a royal marriage venue for…
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Pressure on The Queen to sanction Prince Michael of Kent over Russia claims

The Queen is under pressure to impose a form of sanction against her cousin, Prince Michael of Kent, after he was recorded apparently misusing his royal status to seek favours from Russia’s President Putin. Prince Michael denies the allegations, however, there is still a considerable question remaining over whether Her Majesty will take action against the 78-year-old royal. Although…
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