Prince Michael of Kent

first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II; grandson of King George V and Queen Mary

Prince Michael of Kent, GCVO, KStJ, CD (Michael George Charles Franklin; born 4 July 1942) is a member of the British royal family. He is the first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II. He is the grandson of King George V and Queen Mary. He is the 48th in the line of succession to the British throne, but at the time of his birth was seventh in the line of succession.

Prince Michael
Prince Michael of Kent in 2014
Born (1942-07-04) 4 July 1942 (age 82)
Coppins, Iver, Buckinghamshire, England
(m. 1978)
Full name
Michael George Charles Franklin[notes 1]
FatherPrince George, Duke of Kent
MotherPrincess Marina of Greece and Denmark
ReligionChurch of England
Service/branchBritish Army
Years of service1961–1981
Unit11th Hussars (Prince Albert's Own) The Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales's Own)
Battles/warsCyprus dispute

His godfather was President Franklin D. Roosevelt.[1]


4 July 1942 His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent

  1. British princes such as Michael do not normally use a surname, but when one is needed, Windsor may be used.


  1. "Invitation to FDR to become Godfather". Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. Retrieved 13 October 2015.