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Old 07-06-2013, 04:54 PM
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Sadly I don't think we'll ever have Katharine Kent back in the public eye.
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Old 07-06-2013, 05:22 PM
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Sadly I don't think we'll ever have Katharine Kent back in the public eye.
Except when it suits her such as royal weddings, Jubilee services etc.
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Except when it suits her such as royal weddings, Jubilee services etc.
I think Katherine shows up for family events. She attends her cousin-in-law's grandson wedding, her cousin-in-law's jubilee service, etc.
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Old 07-06-2013, 07:39 PM
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Except when it suits her such as royal weddings, Jubilee services etc.

That is a little unfair - of course she will attend family events - she has retired from public life so doesn't do individual engagements or accompany her husband on his engagements anymore. She does attend family events with her husband such as family weddings and celebrations - that his family is the royal family just means that she attends family events that are also royal events.

It would be no different to any spouse who retires from a family business but still attends family events with their spouse but doesn't do anything to do with the business side of the family.
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I don't believe Edward and Katherine, actually live, together. I think for their reasons they make, certain, public appearances, together. She is a very lovely, but strange woman, and has decided on this course for her life.
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She herself has said that she enjoys cooking dinner for her husband - which she wouldn't do unless they were living together.
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She herself has said that she enjoys cooking dinner for her husband - which she wouldn't do unless they were living together.
I read somewhere that when she is at Wren House, he will vacate it.

I have an aunt & uncle who are separated, but still show up to family events as a "couple". If it works for them, I say do whatever they want.
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She is a very troubled woman and has rented an apartment, separately from Wren House. She does come there now and then and, perhaps, now more often. In the quote of she "cooks for her husband" that was from a 2004 BBC program. She is not one to call attention to or give anything to the questions of her private life. I think she is fond of Edward. I do not know what drove them apart or why she has shunned , until William and Kate's wedding any public appearance.
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Duchess of Kent: The reluctant royal at 80:
Duchess of Kent: The reluctant royal at 80 | Royal | News | Daily Express

Happy 80th Birthday to Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Kent.
Before you jump to conculsions you should read the articlw in the Daily Express.
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Old 07-07-2013, 12:42 AM
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Before you jump to conculsions you should read the articlw in the Daily Express.
Thanks for the article. I did not know she had asked the Queen if she could not use her HRH.
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Revealed: The secret illegitimate brother of the Queen's cousin who never got over the pain of not knowing his real parents | Mail Online
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i'm intrigued as to why the Daily Mail mentions only once that the Duke of Kent has a sister and brother, why have they picked just on the Duke to mention. Wonder if its just because with the health issues and then escorting the Queen at trooping the colour he has a higher profile than normal at the moment. Anything to sell papers...
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This is an old story, hardly a revelation ....
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Old 07-13-2013, 09:51 AM
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I had no idea there was another brother but it doesn't surprise me.
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I think that the idea that the Duke who has served his country well both in the army and as a working royal would lose his reputation because his father had an illegitimate child is fantasy on the part of the DM. Especially when Prince George died when the current DoK was a child (about 6 years old ?).
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Old 07-13-2013, 10:18 AM
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I really can't understand how the public knowledge of the existence of an illegitimate son of the late Duke of Kent would "risk denting that diligent reputation" (to use the same words as the Daily Mail) of the current Duke of Kent.
And BTW this article is so much accurate that at one point it says that this secret child born in 1926 was born "while he [Prince George] was married to Marina, the Duchess of Kent". Please, at least check the dates and write them correct, Michael Canfield was born 8 years before George and Marina got married...
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Old 07-13-2013, 10:23 AM
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I don't think any of this is a reflection on the Duke of Kent at all. I'm not sure the media is trying to put this on the Duke of Kent either.
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I think that the idea that the Duke who has served his country well both in the army and as a working royal would lose his reputation because his father had an illegitimate child is fantasy on the part of the DM. Especially when Prince George died when the current DoK was a child (about 6 years old ?).
I think the idea that the opinion regarding the current Duke can be changed based on some rumour (or truth) about the last one doesn't take into consideration all of the rumours and truths that people already know about Prince George.
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Strange article. I cannot for one second understand how anyone could consider that the current highly respected Duke's reputation could possibly be sullied by the knowledge that his father had an illegitimate child becoming public. He cannot in any way be accountable for anything his father did. And his father did a lot! If the rumours are true, and I suspect they are, there are lots of other things Prince George did that the family is far more likely to want to keep secret than the fact he sired one illegitimate child.
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Strange article. I cannot for one second understand how anyone could consider that the current highly respected Duke's reputation could possibly be sullied by the knowledge that his father had an illegitimate child becoming public. He cannot in any way be accountable for anything his father did. And his father did a lot! If the rumours are true, and I suspect they are, there are lots of other things Prince George did that the family is far more likely to want to keep secret than the fact he sired one illegitimate child.
My thoughts exactly.

Given what is known and/or believed about Prince George, I really doubt the revelation of an illegitimate child (if it's true) will really do anything to tarnish his or his family's reputations at this point. Of all the sons of George V, I think Prince George is the one you most expect to have had an illegitimate child (defeating David only because of the rumours that David was incapable of having children).
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