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Prince Edward
Duke of Kent (more)
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Edward in 1989, by Allan Warren
Born 9 October 1935 (1935-10-09) (age 86)
3 Belgrave Square, London, England
  • George Windsor, Earl of St Andrews
  • Lady Helen Taylor
  • Lord Nicholas Windsor
Full name
Edward George Nicholas Paul Patrick
House Windsor
Father Prince George, Duke of Kent
Mother Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark
Military career
Service/branch British Army
Years of service 1955–1976 (end of active service)
Rank Field Marshal
Service number 443787
Unit Royal Scots Greys
The Duke and Duchess of Kent, 2013
The Duke and Duchess of Kent on the balcony of Buckingham Palace at the 2013 Trooping the Colour

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, KG, GCMG, GCVO, CD, ADC(P) (Edward George Nicholas Paul Patrick; born 9 October 1935) is a member of the British royal family. He is a first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II through their fathers, Prince George, Duke of Kent, and King George VI, who were brothers. He has held the title of Duke of Kent since the death of his father in a plane crash in 1942.

The Duke of Kent carries out engagements on behalf of the Queen. He is president of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, presenting the trophies to the Wimbledon champion and runner-up, and served as the United Kingdom's Special Representative for International Trade and Investment, retiring in 2001. He is president of The Scout Association, the Royal United Services Institute, and the Royal Institution of Great Britain, and since 1967 Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England. He is also patron of the Institute of Advanced Motorists, an independent road safety charity which specialises in training and advice for post-licence drivers and riders.

Since his mother, Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark, was a cousin of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Edward is both a second cousin and first cousin once removed to Prince Charles and his siblings.

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