Who is Duke of Kent, next to the Queen on balcony at Trooping the Colour?
Prince Edward is the son of Prince George, the younger brother of King George VI
When Queen Elizabeth first appeared on the palace balcony during Thursday’s Trooping the Colour, she had one companion by her side.
The 96-year-old, who is celebrating 70 years on the throne, was accompanied by her first cousin Edward, the Duke of Kent
who was dressed in his military uniform. The 86-year-old later joined the other senior members of the royal family as they watched the military flypast.
This was the first time the queen appeared on the balcony without husband Prince Philip. The Duke of Edinburgh died in 2021 at age 99.
Edward is the son of Prince George, the younger brother of King George VI, the queen’s father.
His mother, Marina, was the princess of Greece and Denmark.
The matriarch’s mother was Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia, a granddaughter of Emperor Alexander II of Russia.
Edward inherited the title Duke of Kent after his father died in a wartime flying accident in 1942.