Katharine, Duchess of Kent

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Katharine Lucy Mary Windsor (Worsley), Duchess of Kent

Birthplace: Hovingham Hall, Hovingham, North Yorkshire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Col. Sir William Arthington Worsley, 4th Baronet of Hovingham and Joyce Morgan Worsley (Brunner)
Wife of Prince Edward of United Kingdom, 2nd Duke of Kent
Mother of George Philip Nicholas Windsor, styled Earl of St Andrews; Lady Helen Marina Lucy Taylor; Lord Nicholas Windsor and Patrick Windsor
Sister of Sir Marcus Worsley, 5th Baronet; Major George "Oliver" Worsley and John Arthington Worsley

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About Katharine, Duchess of Kent

"Katharine, Duchess of Kent GCVO (Katharine Lucy Mary; née Worsley, born 22 February 1933), is the wife of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent who is a grandson of King George V of the United Kingdom and Mary of Teck, and first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II.

The Duchess of Kent gained attention for her conversion to Catholicism in 1994, the first senior Royal to convert publicly since the passing of the Act of Settlement 1701. The Duchess of Kent is strongly associated with the world of music, and has performed as a member of several choirs. She is also well known as the presenter of trophies at the annual Wimbledon lawn tennis championships — a role she inherited from her mother-in-law, Princess Marina, and has since relinquished. As a known football fan, she also has attended — and presented the trophy - at more FA Cup finals than any other member of the Royal Family.

She prefers to be known in her private life as "Katharine Kent", and has also expressed a preference for being known as "Katharine, Duchess of Kent". However, her formal title remains "Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Kent".






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Katharine, Duchess of Kent's Timeline

February 22, 1933
Hovingham Hall, Hovingham, North Yorkshire, England
April 2, 1933
All Saints' Church, Hovingham, North Yorkshire, England
June 26, 1962
Coppins, Iver, Buckinghamshire, England
April 28, 1964
Iver, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
July 25, 1970
Kings College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, England
United Kingdom