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When Queen Elizabeth She first appeared on the palace balcony during Trooping the Color on Thursday, with one companion by her side.
96 years of Ho Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Throne, accompanied by her first cousin Edward, the Duke of Kent, who was in his uniform. The 86-year-old later joined senior members of the royal family as they watched the military overflight.
It was the first time the Queen appeared on the balcony without her husband, Prince Philip. The The Duke of Edinburgh passed away in 2021 At the age of 99.
Edward is the son of Prince George, the younger brother of King George VI, and the Queen’s father. His mother, Marina, was a princess of Greece and Denmark. The mother’s mother was Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia, granddaughter of Emperor Alexander II of Russia.
Edward inherited the title of Duke of Kent after his father died in a wartime aviation accident in 1942. The prince was only seven years old at the time of the patriarch’s death.
Like his relatives, the Duke devoted his life to service. He also served in the armed forces for more than two decades.
Edward “with more than 140 different charities, organizations and professional bodies covering a wide range of issues, from memorializing the war dead to promoting the development of British technology and industryThe royal family’s website revealed.
“His Royal Highness makes many engagements each year in support of these organisations, both in the UK and across the Commonwealth of Nations,” she added.
One of its primary reasons is to raise awareness of the sacrifices made during World War II. Active in promoting German-British relations. He has also been president of the Stroke Association since 1977, among his many roles.
Edward and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Kent, live in the Wren House in Kensington Palace, their London residence. Prince William, Kate Middleton and their three children.