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The Resource A royal life, HRH The Duke of Kent and Hugo Vickers

A royal life, HRH The Duke of Kent and Hugo Vickers

Label
A royal life
Title
A royal life
Statement of responsibility
HRH The Duke of Kent and Hugo Vickers
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
HRH The Duke of Kent has been at the heart of the British Royal Family throughout his life. As a working member of the Royal Family, he has supported his cousin, The Queen, representing her at home and abroad. His royal duties began when, in 1952, at the age of sixteen, he walked in the procession behind King George VI's coffin, later paying homage to The Queen at her Coronation in 1953. Since then he has witnessed and participated in key Royal occasions. He represented The Queen at independence ceremonies from the age of twenty-five, he was riding with her when blanks were fired at Trooping the Colour in 1981, he was the oldest soldier on parade at Remembrance Sunday at the Cenotaph in November 2020 and he was alongside The Queen at her official birthday celebrations in June 2021 as Colonel of the Scots Guards. No member of the Royal Family has spoken extensively of the modern reign and their part in it before. A Royal Life is a unique account based on a series of conversations between the Duke and acclaimed Royal historian Hugo Vickers. It covers some of the most important moments and experiences of the Duke's life, from his upbringing at his family home Coppins in Buckinghamshire, his twenty-one years of army life, his royal tours and events, through to his work for over 140 different organisations, including presenting the trophies at Wimbledon for more than 50 years. Here too are recollections of family members including his mother, Princess Marina, his grandmother, Queen Mary, his cousin, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, and his uncle, King George VI. The Duke is a keen photographer and the book contains never before seen photographs from his private collection. Other members of the Royal Family contribute their memories, including his wife, the Duchess of Kent, the Duke's siblings, Princess Alexandra and Prince Michael of Kent, his son, the Earl of St Andrews, his daughter, Lady Helen Taylor as well as his cousins, Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia, Archduchess Helen of Austria and her brother, Hans Veit Toerring.A Royal Life is an unprecedented, insightful and remarkable slice of Royal history
Cataloging source
NJB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Edward
Dewey number
929.72
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • genealogical tables
  • photographs
  • plates
Index
index present
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Vickers, Hugo
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Edward
  • Katharine
  • Nobility
  • Nobility
  • Royal houses
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
A royal life, HRH The Duke of Kent and Hugo Vickers
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000071246008
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
320 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781529389708
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs, genealogical tables, plates
System control number
(OCoLC)1303074901
Label
A royal life, HRH The Duke of Kent and Hugo Vickers
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000071246008
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
320 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781529389708
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs, genealogical tables, plates
System control number
(OCoLC)1303074901

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