His Royal Highness Prince Edward The Duke of Kent KG GCMG GCVO ADC(P), first cousin to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, has devoted his life to the service of his country. Even before he served twenty-one years as a regular soldier in the British Army, he was introduced to this life of service by his widowed mother, HRH Princess Marina, The Duchess of Kent, during an extensive tour of the Far East at the time of his seventeenth birthday.
His interest in modern technology, especially computing and engineering, in issues of health, fitness and social welfare, and in the development of the intellect, has seen him become the patron, president or active member of more than one hundred charities and social organisations, including the Stroke Association.
HRH The Duke of Kent: A Life Of Service, an all-encompassing book about His Royal Highness Prince Edward The Duke of Kent, has been published to mark his eightieth birthday on 09 October 2015. We would like to thank His Royal Highness Prince Edward The Duke of Kent for his enormous contribution to our work. We are sure we are joined by our fellow charities and organisations in wishing him a very happy birthday.