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A royal life / HRH The Duke of Kent and Hugo Vickers.

A royal life / HRH The Duke of Kent and Hugo Vickers.
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ISBN 9781529389715 (paperback)
Author Edward, Duke of Kent, 1935- author.
Title A royal life / HRH The Duke of Kent and Hugo Vickers.
Publisher/Date London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2022.
Pagination etc. xiv, 320 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), genealogical tables, portraits (some colour) ; 24 cm.
Bibliography, etc. note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Note 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 sixteen, he walked in the procession behind King George VI's coffin, later paying homage to The Queen at her Coronation in 1953. Since then he has witnessed and participated in key Royal occasions. He represented The Queen at independence ceremonies from the age of twenty-five, he was riding with her when blanks were fired at Trooping the Colour in 1981, he was the oldest soldier on parade at Remembrance Sunday at the Cenotaph in November 2020 and he was alongside The Queen at her official birthday celebrations in June 2021 as Colonel of the Scots Guards. 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. It covers some of the most important moments and experiences of the Duke's life, from his upbringing at his family home Coppins in Buckinghamshire, his twenty-one 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. Here too are 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. The Duke is a keen photographer and the book contains never before seen photographs from his private collection. Other members of the Royal Family contribute their memories, including his wife, the Duchess of Kent, the Duke's siblings, Princess Alexandra and Prince Michael of Kent, his son, the Earl of St Andrews, his daughter, Lady Helen Taylor as well as his cousins, Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia, Archduchess Helen of Austria and her brother, Hans Veit Toerring. A Royal Life is an unprecedented, insightful and remarkable slice of Royal history.
Subject - Name Edward, -- Duke of Kent, 1935-
Katharine, -- Duchess of Kent, 1933- Marriage
Subject Nobility -- Great Britain -- Biography
Nobility -- Great Britain -- Interviews
Royal houses -- Great Britain
Great Britain -- History -- 20th century
Great Britain -- History -- 21st century
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 20th century
Added Author Vickers, Hugo author.
Shelf Location 941.085 EDWA
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