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HRH Duke of Kent cancels visit to St Agnes

By WBBev  |  Posted: March 19, 2013

HRH Duke of Kent who has pulled out of a scheduled visit to St Agnes after he was taken ill at the weekend.

HRH Duke of Kent who has pulled out of a scheduled visit to St Agnes after he was taken ill at the weekend.

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HRH The Duke of Kent has pulled out of a scheduled tour of St Agnes Museum and RNLI station because of ill health.

Preparations were under way for his arrival on Monday when he was due meet RNLI lifeguards and staff at Trevaunance Cove in his role as president of the charity.

The Duke, 77, was then due to tour the museum on Penwinnick Rd, meeting local dignitaries and children from St Agnes School.

Liz Thompson from the museum told the West Briton: "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.

  All his engagements for the next three weeks have been cancelled, so he will sadly not be able to visit St Agnes Museum next Monday."

She said it is not known whether his visit will be rescheduled for a later date.

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  • manicstreet  |  March 22 2013, 1:47PM

    he has never done a days work in his life.

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  • manicstreet  |  March 20 2013, 2:04PM

    .......in other words another useless parasite.

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  • Turnerscrafts Ltd  |  March 19 2013, 10:22PM

    Prince Edward Duke of Kent is the Queen's first cousin. He is the Queen's eldest living paternal cousin, though he is 9 years younger than the Queen herself. The Duke of Kent has performed royal duties on behalf of his cousin, the Queen, for over 50 years. The Duke has represented the Queen during independence celebrations in the former British colonies of Sierra Leone, Uganda, Guyana, Gambia and most recently Ghana for their (Ghana's) 50th Independence Anniversary Celebration. He has also acted as Counsellor of State during periods of the Queen's absence abroad.

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  • lurchersrock  |  March 19 2013, 1:25PM

    I don't even know who he is. What relation is he to the Queen?

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