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HRH Prince Michael of Kent GCVO

RBCC Patron

Born on July 4th, 1942 at the family home in Iver, Buckinghamshire. He was christened Michael George Charles Franklin with President Franklin D. Roosevelt as one of his godfathers. His father, Prince George, Duke of Kent, was the fourth son of King George V and his mother Princess Marina, was daughter of Prince Nicholas of Greece and of the Grand Duchess Helen Vladimirovna of Russia. Prince Michael was educated at Sunningdale School and then at Eton College.

Related through his grandmother to Tsar Nicholas II, Prince Michael has always had a strong emotional attachment to Russia, which he first visited in 1992, following the collapse of communism. Now Patron of the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce, he has returned to the country many times since then on business.