It has been announced today that the 77 year old Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, cousin to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II has fallen ill and suffered a mild stroke.
A child of Prince George, Duke of Kent and Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent, the current Duke of Kent is a direct descendent
of King George V and therefore The Queen’s first cousin. He often steps in for Her Majesty on official visits as her representative.
A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman has said
[the Duke of Kent] hopes to be out of hospital in the next few days … his programme has been either postponed or cancelled for the next three weeks
We wish His Royal Highness a speedy recovery!