It has been a rough few months for the health of Britain’s royal family and now comes news that HRH The Duke of Kent has been admitted to the hospital. News surfaced Tuesday that the Duke had cancelled a scheduled tour of St. Agnes Museum and RNLI station because of ill health, according to This is Cornwall. A spokesperson for the museum broke the additional news that the Duke was actually in the hospital:
"I am very sorry to tell you that we have just heard from the office of the Lord Lieutenant that HRH The Duke of Kent was taken ill and admitted to hospital at the weekend.”
No official announcement has been made by Buckingham Palace as to the health issue the Duke is dealing with or how long he is expected to be hospitalized.
HRH Prince Edward, The Duke of Kent is 31st in line to the throne and a cousin to HM Queen Elizabeth. Both are grandchildren of the late King George V and Queen Mary with HM Queen Elizabeth being the eldest daughter of King George VI, the couple’s second child. The Duke is the eldest son of the couple’s fifth child, Prince George, The Duke of Kent. Prince Edward succeeded to the title of the Duke of Kent upon his father’s death in 1942. He has two siblings often seen at royal events, HRH Prince Michael of Kent and Princess Alexandra, The Hon. Lady Ogilvy. The Duke of Kent often represents the Queen and has a full slate of patronages. He is perhaps best known as President of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, presenting the trophies to the Wimbledon champion and runner-up.