Prince Edward, Duke of Kent

cousin of Queen Elizabeth II; grandson of King George V and Queen Mary and second and first cousin once removed to King Charles III

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, KG, GCMG, GCVO, CD, ADC (born Edward George Nicholas Paul Patrick; 9 October 1935) is a member of the British royal family and first cousin to Queen Elizabeth II.

Prince Edward
Duke of Kent (more)
Born (1935-10-09) 9 October 1935 (age 88)
London, England
(m. 1961)
Full name
Edward George Nicholas Paul Patrick[notes 1]
FatherPrince George, Duke of Kent
MotherPrincess Marina of Greece and Denmark
ReligionChurch of England
Service/branchBritish Army
Years of service1955–1976 (end of active service)
RankField Marshal
Service number443787
UnitRoyal Scots Greys

Prince Edward was born in No.3 Belgrave Square, London. He was the eldest son of Prince George and Princess Mariana of Greece and Denmark.

He is a first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II through their fathers, Prince George, Duke of Kent, and King George VI. He has held the title of Duke of Kent since the death of his father in the airplane crash on 25 August 1942.

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.[1]

Prince Edward is married to Katharine Worsley. They have three children: George Windsor, Earl of St Andrews; Lady Helen Taylor and Lord Nicholas Windsor.

9 October 1935-25 August 1942: His Royal Highness Prince Edward of Kent

25 August 1942: His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent

In Scotland: His Royal Highness The Earl of St Andrews

In Northern Ireland: Baron Downpatrick

  1. As a British prince, a surname is not usually used but when one is, Windsor is used.


  1. "Duke of Kent, 77, suffers mini-stroke". Herald Scotland. 21 March 2013. Retrieved 21 March 2013.

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