The Duke of Kent has missed today’s Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph due to ‘episodic mobility problems’.
The late Queen’s 88-year-old cousin was also reportedly forced to pull out of the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall yesterday due to health concerns.
Sources said the Duke, Prince Edward, had ‘no choice’ but not to attend this weekend’s services The sun.
They added that it was ‘always’ the plan for his equerry, Captain George Hopkins of the Scots Guards, to place a wreath at the Cenotaph this morning.
The Duke’s absence has raised fresh concerns about his well-being, just days after he celebrated his 88th birthday on November 9.
The Duke of Kent (pictured) missed today’s Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph due to ‘episodic mobility problems’
The late Queen’s 88-year-old cousin (pictured together) was also reportedly forced to pull out of the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall yesterday due to health concerns
While he may not be as well known as his late cousin and Senior Royal counterparts, the Duke of Kent certainly has a career worth mentioning.
An army veteran, daredevil driver and tennis enthusiast, the Duke is certainly versatile and continues to amaze royal watchers even to this day.
The duke was born in 1935 in his parents’ first home in Belgravia, London, and was named after Prince George’s older brother Edward, the future king.
His father was the younger brother of both King George and the former King Edward VIII, while his mother, Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark, was the niece of the Duke of Edinburgh’s father, Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark.
Present at his christening at Buckingham Palace were nine-year-old Princess Elizabeth, his cousin, as well as King George V and Queen Mary – his godparents – and the then Prince of Wales.
The following year, his sister, Princess Alexandra, was born on Christmas Day. Her arrival was followed six years later by the birth of Prince Michael.