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Hip agony Duke 'to be discharged'

The Queen's cousin the Duke of Kent is expected to be discharged from hospital later today after being treated for a dislocated hip, Buckingham Palace has said.

It is understood the Duke, 79, suffered the injury while staying at the Queen's private Balmoral estate in Scotland and was taken to hospital yesterday.

Buckingham Place said in a statement: "The Duke of Kent was admitted on Monday to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, where he was successfully treated for a dislocated hip. The Duke is expected to leave hospital later today."

The Duke, whose first name is Edward, undertakes a large number of royal engagements and is president of the All England Lawn Tennis Club. H e has presented trophies to Wimbledon champions.

He suffered a "mild" stroke in 2013.

The Duke is the son of Prince George, the younger brother of King George VI and King Edward VIII. Edward became the Duke of Kent at just six when his father died in a wartime flying accident in 1942.


From Belfast Telegraph