Duke of Kent hospitalised with hip unjury
Britain’s Duke of Kent has been admitted to hospital with a hip injury.
The 79-year-old royal is believed to have dislocated his hip during a stay at the royal Balmoral estate in Scotland, and was taken to the nearby Aberdeen Royal Infirmary on Sunday (05.04.15) to receive treatment.
A palace spokesman said: “I can confirm that the Duke of Kent was admitted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in Scotland for treatment of a hip injury.”
The Duke – who usually resides at Wren House in Kensington Palace, London, with his wife, Katharine Duchess of Kent – previously had a health scare in 2013 when he suffered a “mild stroke,” although he resumed his royal duties a few weeks later.
Although the severity or cause of the accident remains unknown, he is still scheduled to attend an evening reception at St James’s Palace to mark the opening of the 2015 Commonwealth Studies Conference next Monday (13.04.15), as well as a string of other engagements.
The Duke – who is the son of the late Prince George – undertakes a number of official royal engagements on behalf of his cousin, Queen Elizabeth, but is perhaps most well known as president of the All England Lawn Tennis Club, which has seen him present several trophies to winners at Wimbledon in previous years.