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The Duke Of Kent Cancels Engagements, Is Admitted To Hospital

His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent, first cousin to Queen Elizabeth II, has been admitted to hospital Royal Central can report.

News of this admission comes as the Duke of Kent cancels engagements relating to a visit on Monday where he was due meet RNLI lifeguards and staff at Trevaunance Cove in his role as president of the charity.

The Duke, 77, was then due to tour the museum on Penwinnick Rd, meeting local dignitaries and children from St Agnes School.

Liz Thompson from the museum told the West Briton: “I am very sorry to tell you that we have just heard from the office of the Lord Lieutenant that HRH The Duke of Kent was taken ill and admitted to hospital at the weekend.

All the Duke of Kent’s engagements for the next few weeks have been cancelled whilst he recovers from his illness, which it’s not quite clear what it is yet.


Very little is known at the moment of quite what is wrong with the 31st in line to the throne.

HRH Prince Edward, Duke of Kent is a grandchild of King George V and Queen Mary and is the closest related cousin to HM The Queen. The Duke, who is 9 years younger than his cousin, The Queen, is 31st in line to the throne and succeeded to the title of Duke of Kent in 1942. The Duke frequently performs engagements on behalf of the Queen and is perhaps best known for his connection to Wimbledon and for his wife, Katharine, Duchess of Kent who was a teacher for a long time under the name ‘Mrs Kent’.

As a minor member of the Royal Family, it is unlikely this story will receive large press coverage, nor will we probably know much more. We will update this article as we find out more about it.

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