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Kent, Duke of (UK, 1934)


Creation: let. pat. 12 Oct 1934


Family name: Windsor





The Royal Arms as borne by HM King George V differenced by a Label of five points Argent charged on the centre and two outer points with an Anchor Azure and on the inner points with a Cross Gules


On a Coronet of four Crosses Patty alternated with four Strawberry Leaves a Lion statant guardant Or crowned with a like Coronet and differenced by a Label as in the Arms


Same as the Royal Arms differenced by a like Coronet and Label


By Royal Warrant dated 24 Feb 1975 the labels which were assigned to a grandchild of a Sovereign (except the eldest son of a Prince of Wales) became hereditary and are borne as part of the arms together with ordinary marks of difference when appropriate



HRH Prince George Edward Alexander Edmund, 1st Duke of Kent, KG KT GCMG GCVO PC

4th son of King George V by his wife and third cousin once removed HH Princess (Victoria) Mary Augusta Louisa Olga Pauline Claudine Agnes of Teck, only dau. of HH Francis Paul Charles Louis Alexander, 1st Duke of Teck


20 Dec 1902


29 Nov 1934 HRH Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark CI GCVO GBE (b. 13 Dec 1906;  d. 27 Aug 1968), 3rd dau. of HRH Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark, by his wife HIH Grand Duchess Helen Vladimirovna of Russia, only dau. of HIH Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovitch of Russia


1. *HRH Prince Edward George Nicholas Paul Patrick of Kent, later 2nd Duke of Kent

2. HRH Prince Michael George Charles Franklin of Kent KCVO (b. 4 Jul 1942), mar. 30 Jun 1978 as her second husband Baroness Marie Christine Agnes Hedwig Ida von Reibnitz (b. 15 Jan 1945; mar. (1) 15 Sep 1971 (ann. 1978) Thomas Troubridge), only dau. of Baron Günther Hubertus von Reibnitz by his wife Countess Maria Anna Caroline Franziska Walpurga Bernadette Szapary von Muraszombath, Széchysziget and Szapar, and has issue:

1a. *Lord Frederick Michael George David Louis Windsor (b. 6 Apr 1979), mar. Sophie Lara Winkleman, actress (b. 5 Aug 1981), dau. of Barry L D Winkleman by his wife Cynthia J Black, and has issue:

1b. *Maud Elizabeth Daphne Marina Windsor (b. 15 Aug 2013)

2b. *Isabella Alexandra May Windsor (b. 16 Jan 2016)

1a. *Lady Gabriella Marina Alexandra Ophelia Windsor (b. 23 Apr 1981)

1. *HRH Princess Alexandra Helen Elizabeth Olga Christabel of Kent GCVO (b. 25 Dec 1936), mar. 24 Apr 1963 Hon Sir Angus James Robert Bruce Ogilvy KCVO (b. 14 Sep 1928; d. 26 Dec 2004), 2nd son of David Lyulph Gore Wolseley [Ogilvie], 7th Earl of Airlie, by his wife Lady Alexandra Marie Bridget Coke, 2nd dau. of Thomas William [Coke], 3rd Earl of Leicester, and has issue


25 Aug 1942


12 Oct 1934 Baron Downpatrick, Earl of St Andrews and Duke of Kent

suc. by



Knight of the Garter 1923; GCVO 1924; Lieut RN 1926, Cmdr 1934, Captain 1937, and Rear Admiral 1939; GCMG 1934; Knight of the Thistle 1935; Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland 1935; Privy Councillor 1937; Chancellor of the University of Wales 1937


*HRH Prince Edward George Nicholas Paul Patrick, 2nd Duke of Kent, KG GCMG GCVO ADC


9 Oct 1935


8 Jun 1961 Katharine Lucy Mary Worsley GCVO (b. 22 Feb 1933), only dau. of Col Sir William Arthington Worsley, 4th Bt., of Hoveringham Hall, co. York, by his wife Joyce Morgan Brunner, only dau. of Sir John Fowler Brunner, 2nd Bt.


1. Lord George Philip Nicholas Windsor, styled Earl of St Andrews (b. 26 Jun 1962), mar. 9 Jan 1988 as her second husband Sylvana Palma Jones (b. 28 May 1957;  mar. (1) Dec 1977 (div. 1981) John Paul Jones), dau. of Maximilian Karl Tomaselli, by his wife Josiane Preschez, and has issue:

1a. Lord Edward Edmund Maximilian George Windsor, styled Lord Downpatrick (b. 2 Dec 1988)

1a. Lady Marina-Charlotte Alexandra Katharine Helen Windsor (b. 30 Sep 1992)

2a. *Lady Amelia Sophia Theodora Mary Margaret Windsor (b. 24 Aug 1995)

2. Lord Nicholas Charles Edward Jonathan Windsor (b. 25 Jul 1970), mar. 19 Oct 2006 Paola Doimi de Frankopan (b. 1969), dau. of Don Louis Doimi de Frankopan, and has issue:

1a. Albert Louis Philip Edward Windsor (b. 22 Sep 2007)

2a. Leopold Ernest Augustus Guelph Windsor (b. 8 Sep 2009)

3a. Louis Arthur Nicholas Felix Windsor (b. 27 May 2014)

1. *Lady Helen Marina Lucy Windsor (b. 28 Apr 1964), mar. 18 Jul 1992 Timothy Verner Taylor (b. 8 Aug 1963), 1st son of Cmdr Michael Verner Taylor RN, by his wife Susan Geraldine Percy, and has issue:

1a. *Columbus George Donald Taylor (b. 6 Aug 1994)

2a. *Cassius Edward Taylor (b. 26 Dec 1996)

1a. *Eloise Olivia Katherine Taylor (b. 2 Mar 2003)

2a. *Estella Taylor (b. 21 Dec 2004)


GCVO 1960; ADC to HM the Queen 1966; Grand Master of the Order of St Michael and St George 1967; GCMG 1967; Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of Freemasons of England since 1967; Maj General 1983; Knight of the Garter 1985; Field Marshal 1993



The arms of HRH the Duchess of Kent


Last updated 31 May 2016




2nd Duke of Kent

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 12 Oct 1934)

2nd Earl of St Andrews

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 12 Oct 1934)

2nd Baron Downpatrick

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 12 Oct 1934)



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