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A Royal Life: HRH the Duke of Kent

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Hugo Vickers

Friday 7th October 12:20 - 13:20 | Ballroom

HRH The Duke of Kent has been at the heart of the British Royal Family throughout his life. As a working member of the Royal Family, he has supported his cousin, The Queen, representing her at home and abroad. His royal duties began when, in 1952, at the age of 16, he walked in the procession behind King George VI’s coffin, later paying homage to The Queen at her Coronation in 1953. Since he has witnessed and participated in key Royal occasions.

No member of the Royal Family has spoken extensively of the modern reign and their part in it before. A Royal Life is a unique account based on a series of conversations between the Duke and acclaimed Royal historian Hugo Vickers. Vickers will discuss the most important moments and experiences of the Duke’s life, from his upbringing, his 21 years of army life, his royal tours and events, through to his work for over 140 different organisations, including presenting the trophies at Wimbledon for more than 50 years. He will share the recollections of family members including his mother, Princess Marina, his grandmother Queen Mary, his cousin, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, and his uncle, King George VI.


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