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A Royal Life, by HRH The Duke of Kent and Hugo Vickers: Nicky Haslam

Books | By Nicky Haslam

The Duke and Duchess of Kent on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, June 2013

Hugo Vickers has captured the Duke of Kent's selfless and sincere devotion to his monarch and cousin. By Nicky Haslam

Forget those ten thousand men, marched up and down to the top of the hill by some dotty, 18th-century antecedent. The number is negligible compared with the tally of people Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, 86, has encountered throughout his long life; the global distances he has travelled; the potentates he has mollified; the warlords he has disarmed; the troops and regiments for whom he has been the commanding officer. ...

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