Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A son for the Duchess of Kent

June 26, 1962

The Duchess of Kent gave birth today to a son, according to the New York Times.

The infant, who weighed six pounds, is tenth in line to the British throne.  The former Katharine Worsley married the Duke of Kent, the 26-year-old first cousin of Queen Elizabeth, in June 1961.

The Duchess "was safely delivered" of a son at 3 p.m, at Coppins, the family home in Iver, Bucks.  The Court Circular reports that the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh "have received with great pleasure the news that The Duchess of Kent gave birth to a son this afternoon."
The baby's name has not been announced.  He will be styled as the Earl of St. Andrews.


Rex said...

Marlene, I have read that the Kent's marriage soured a number of years ago, and that the Duchess of Kent converted to Roman Catholicism.

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

The Duchess of Kent's decision to become a Roman Catholic was front page news in the UK decades ago. She and the duke have lived separate lives for a very long time.