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Friday, March 22, 2013

Grand Master of UGLE Suffers Stroke

The Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England, the Duke of Kent, has suffered a mild stroke after being struck by an illness. The 77-year-old royal was taken to an undisclosed hospital in London on Monday. A Buckingham Palace spokesman said, "He's still being assessed and it's not thought to be serious. My understanding is he's feeling well and looking forward to resuming official engagements as soon as possible."

Prince Edward George Nicholas Paul Patrick was born in 1935, and educated at Eton and Le Rosey, Switzerland. He is a cousin both of the Queen and of the Duke of Edinburgh. His father, who was Grand Master from 1939 until 1942, was the fourth son of King George V, and his mother, Princess Marina, was the daughter of Prince Nicholas of Greece. He has been the Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England since he was first elected in 1967.


  1. I wish MW The Grand Master HRH The Duke of Kent,KG, a most speedy recovery and many more years of service to his beloved Craft.

    HRH, has been a great Patron, Protector, and Leader of the vast Masonic machine which is English Freemasonry. His, will be a tough act to follow.

  2. I trust that HRH, The Duke of Kent will be quickly restored to us. I always enjoy following his charitable workings in Freemasonry Today and other publications.
    Jerry J. Hamilton GL of PA

  3. I hope our esteemed Brother recovers quickly, he's been a wonderful credit to our Order.

    Josh Pollock
    Kewanee Lodge #159
    G.L. of Illinois


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