Katharine, Duchess of Kent

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Duchess of Kent (more)
The Duchess, smiling and in bright yellow clothes, holds a koala
The Duchess with a koala at Expo 88 in Brisbane
BornKatharine Lucy Mary Worsley
(1933-02-22) 22 February 1933 (age 91)
Hovingham Hall, Yorkshire, England
HouseWorsley (by birth) Windsor (by marriage)
FatherSir William Worsley, 4th Bt.
MotherJoyce Brunner
ReligionRoman Catholicism
(prev. Anglicanism)

Katharine, Duchess of Kent, GCVO (born Katharine Lucy Mary Worsley, 22 February 1933), is a member of the British Royal Family. Her husband, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, is a first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II.

Katharine was born in Hovingham, North Yorkshire, She was the youngest daughter of Sir William Worsley and Joyce Brunner

She was married to Prince Edward, Duke of Kent in 1961, They have three children George, Lady Helen, and Lord Nicholas

The Duchess of Kent became famous her conversion to Catholicism in 1994, the first member of the Royal Family to convert publicly since 1701.[1] The Duchess of Kent is strongly associated with the world of music, and has performed as a member of several choirs.

Titles[change | change source]

22 February 1933-8 June 1961: Miss Katharine Worsley

8 June 1961 Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Kent

In Scotland Her Royal Highness The Countess of St Andrews

In Northern Ireland: Baroness Downpatrick

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Army wife who would occasionally don a tiara". The Telegraph. 19 June 1999. Archived from the original on 25 March 2018. Retrieved 24 March 2018.

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Order of precedence in the United Kingdom
Preceded by
The Duchess of Gloucester
HRH The Duchess of Kent
Succeeded by
Princess Michael of Kent
Academic offices
Preceded by
The Princess Royal
Chancellor of the University of Leeds
Succeeded by
Melvyn Bragg