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Duke of Kent suffers stroke
Mar 22, 2013, 12:02 GMT
Duke of Kent
Britain's Duke of Kent has suffered a stroke.
The 77-year-old royal - Queen Elizabeth's cousin - was taken to an undisclosed London hospital in the early hours of Monday (18.03.13), where he was treated, Buckingham Palace has revealed.
A spokesman added: 'He's still being assessed and it's not thought to be serious.'
He said the duke was 'feeling well and looking forward to resuming official engagements as soon as possible'.
The duke is the son of the late Prince George, the fourth son of the queen's grandfather King George V.
He is also president of charity the Stroke Association for the past 20 years and its chief executive Jon Barrick said he was 'deeply saddened' to learn of the duke's stroke.
He added: 'Our thoughts are with him and his family and we wish him a very speedy recovery.
'He has shown tremendous support and dedication to our cause and hosted a number of high profile events.'
The duke is best known as president of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club and presents the Wimbledon trophies each summer.
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