Prince Michael of Kent’s fortune laid bare as Queen’s cousin tipped to retire

Prince Michael celebrates his 80th birthday on Monday, and reports have claimed

that the royal is considering “retiring from public life” as he marks the milestone.

It is expected that his wife, 77-year-old Princess Michael, will follow his lead. Born in 1942,

to the Queen’s aunt and uncle, Princess Marina, Duchess

of Kent and Prince George, Duke of Kent, Michael was seventh in line to the throne.

But today, the prince has fallen far down the royal rankings, placed at 52nd.

In 1978, Michael briefly lost his place in the order of succession when he married

Marie Christine, now known as Princess Michael of Kent, who is a Roman Catholic.

However, he was later reinstated on March 26, 2015, after Parliament changed the rules of succession.