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Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, KG, GCMG, GCVO, CD, ADC(P) (Edward George Nicholas Paul Patrick; born 9 October 1935) is a grandson of King George V
George V
and Queen Mary. He has held the title of Duke of Kent
Duke of Kent
for over 75 years, following the death of his father in a plane crash in 1942. The Duke of Kent
Duke of Kent
carries out engagements on behalf of his first cousin, Queen Elizabeth II. He is perhaps best known as president of the All England
England
Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, presenting the trophies to the Wimbledon champion and runner-up. He also served as the United Kingdom's Special
Special
Representative for International Trade and Investment, retiring in 2001. He is also the president of The Scout Association, the Royal United Services Institute, and the Royal Institution
Royal Institution
of Great Britain, and since 1967 Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England. The Duke of Kent is also patron of the Institute of Advanced Motorists, an independent road safety charity which specialises in training and advice for post-licence drivers and riders. At the time of his birth, Prince Edward was seventh in the line of succession to the throne of his grandfather King George V, behind the Prince of Wales, the Duke of York, his cousins Elizabeth and Margaret, his uncle, the Duke of Gloucester, and his father. As of the birth of the Duke of Cambridge's second child, the Queen's fifth great-grandchild, on 2 May 2015, the Duke of Kent
Duke of Kent
was 34th in line. As of the death of the 7th Earl of Harewood in 2011, he became the Queen's oldest living paternal cousin, although he is nine years younger than the Queen herself. Since his mother was a cousin of Prince Philip, he is also a second cousin to Prince Charles and his siblings.

Contents

1 Early life and education 2 Military service 3 Marriage and personal life 4 Activities 5 Freemasonry 6 Titles, styles, honours and arms

6.1 Titles and styles 6.2 Military ranks 6.3 Honours

6.3.1 Appointments 6.3.2 Military appointments

6.4 Arms

7 Issue 8 Ancestry 9 Notes 10 References 11 External links

Early life and education[edit] Prince Edward was born on 9 October 1935, at No. 3 Belgrave Square, London.[1] Home Secretary
Home Secretary
Sir John Simon was present to verify the birth. Prince Edward's father was Prince George, Duke of Kent, the fourth son of George V
George V
and Mary of Teck. His mother was Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent, the daughter of Prince Nicholas of Greece
Greece
and Denmark, and Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia. He was baptised in the Private Chapel of Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace
on 20 November 1935 by the Archbishop of Canterbury
Archbishop of Canterbury
Cosmo Lang.[notes 2] Prince Edward began his schooling at Ludgrove, a preparatory school in Berkshire, before going on to Eton College[3] and then Le Rosey
Le Rosey
in Switzerland.[4] After school he entered the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst[5] where he won the Sir James Moncrieff Grierson prize for foreign languages. Prince Edward speaks fluent French, having been raised in a house where, according to the words of his younger brother Prince Michael of Kent
Prince Michael of Kent
his mother and aunts spoke French as a matter of preference.[6] On 25 August 1942, Prince Edward's father, the Duke of Kent, was killed when his plane crashed in bad weather in Caithness. Prince Edward, who was almost seven, succeeded his father as Duke of Kent,[7] Earl of St Andrews
Earl of St Andrews
and Baron Downpatrick. He later took his seat in the House of Lords
House of Lords
in 1959.[citation needed] As a member of the royal family, Prince Edward began performing engagements at an early age. In 1952, at the age of 16, he walked behind the coffin of his uncle, George VI, at his state funeral, which was also the first time he saw his uncle, the former Edward VIII, who had left the country after having abdicated when the young prince was just twelve months old.[8] In 1953, he attended the coronation of his cousin, Elizabeth II, paying homage at her throne after her coronation (following the Dukes of Edinburgh and Gloucester).[9] Military service[edit] On 29 July 1955, the Duke of Kent
Duke of Kent
graduated from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst as a Second Lieutenant in the Royal Scots Greys,[10] the beginning of a military career which was to last over 20 years. He was promoted to captain on 29 July 1961.[11] From 1962 to 1963, the Duke of Kent
Duke of Kent
served in Hong Kong, later serving on the staff in Eastern Command. He was promoted to Major on 31 December 1967.[12] In 1970, the Duke commanded a squadron of his regiment serving in the British Sovereign Base Area
Sovereign Base Area
in Cyprus, part of the UN force enforcing peace between the Greek and Turkish parts of the divided island.[citation needed] During the early 1970s, the Duke also served in Northern Ireland with his Regiment. He was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel on 30 June 1973.[13] The Duke retired from the Army on 15 April 1976.[14] He was subsequently promoted to Major-General on 11 June 1983[15] and to Field Marshal on 11 June 1993.[16] Marriage and personal life[edit]

The Duke and Duchess of Kent on the balcony of Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace
at the 2013 Trooping the Colour

The Duke of Kent
Duke of Kent
married Katharine Worsley
Katharine Worsley
at York Minster
York Minster
on 8 June 1961. Katharine is the only daughter of Sir William Arthrington Worsley, 4th Bt., and his wife, Joyce Morgan Brunner. They have three living children:

George, Earl of St Andrews, born 26 June 1962; married Sylvana Tomaselli Lady Helen Taylor, born 28 April 1964; married Timothy Taylor Lord Nicholas Windsor, born 25 July 1970; married, 2006, Paola Doimi de Lupis de Frankopan Lord Patrick Windsor, stillborn 5 October 1977[17]

His wife converted to Catholicism in 1994.[18] Because this conversion did not occur until many years after their marriage, it did not cause the Duke to lose his place in the line of succession, as the Act of Settlement 1701 only applied where the spouse was a Catholic at the time of marriage. The couple's son, Nicholas, also converted to Catholicism and he is excluded from the line of succession in accordance with the Succession to the Crown Act 2013. The Duke and Duchess of Kent reside at Wren House, Kensington Palace, in London.[19] The Duke had a mild stroke on the morning of 18 March 2013.[18] In April 2015, he suffered from a hip injury and was hospitalised at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
for further treatments.[20] Activities[edit] The Duke of Kent
Duke of Kent
has performed engagements on behalf of his cousin, the Queen, for over 50 years. The Duke has represented the Queen during independence celebrations in the former British colonies of Sierra Leone,[21] Uganda,[22] Guyana,[23] Gambia[24] and most recently Ghana, for its 50th independence anniversary celebration.[25] He has also acted as Counsellor of State during periods of the Queen's absence abroad.[26] One of the Duke's major public roles for many years was Vice-Chairman of British Trade International, formerly known as the British Overseas Trade Board, and later as the United Kingdom's Special
Special
Representative for International Trade and Investment. This position saw the Duke travel abroad to represent the British government in fostering trade relations with foreign countries and organisations. Prince Andrew, Duke of York succeeded him in this position, which is today known as UK Trade & Investment (or UKTI), although Prince Andrew resigned from the post in 2011.[27] From 1971 to 2000, the Duke of Kent
Duke of Kent
was president of English football's governing body, The Football Association. The Duke has served as the President of The Scout Association
The Scout Association
since 1975.[28] Along with Prince William of Wales, the Duke visited the Centenary World Scout Jamboree at Hylands Park, Chelmsford in July 2007.[29] He also serves as the president of the All England
England
Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club,[30] a position in which he succeeded his late mother, Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent.[31] His other roles include President of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission,[32] the RAF Benevolent Fund,[33][34] the Royal National Lifeboat Institution,[35][36] the Stroke Association,[30][37] the Royal United Services Institute,[38] the Royal Institution,[39] and patron of St Mungo's Broadway, benefiting the homeless. He is also on the advisory panel for the Mountbatten Medal and presents the medal once the decision has been made. For almost 29 years, the Duke has been the patron of Endeavour, a national youth organisation.[40] He has also served as Royal Patron of The Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn
Lincoln's Inn
since 2001, a position previously occupied by his father.[41] Freemasonry[edit] On 16 December 1963, at the age of 28, the Duke was initiated into Royal Alpha Lodge No. 16 and into Freemasonry.[42] He is the 10th Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England, the governing body of Freemasonry
Freemasonry
in England
England
and Wales. He has served in that office since 1967, thus being the longest serving Grand Master.[43] In December 2013, he celebrated 50 years as a freemason.[42] Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit] Titles and styles[edit]

9 October 1935 – 25 August 1942: His Royal Highness Prince Edward of Kent 25 August 1942 – : His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent

The Duke's current full style is Field Marshal His Royal Highness Prince Edward George Nicholas Paul Patrick, Duke of Kent, Earl of Saint Andrews and Baron Downpatrick, Royal Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, Grand Master and Knight Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order, Personal Aide-de-Camp
Personal Aide-de-Camp
to Her Majesty. Military ranks[edit]

29 July 1955: Second Lieutenant, Royal Scots Greys[44] 29 July 1957: Lieutenant, Royal Scots Greys[45] 29 July 1961: Captain, Royal Scots Greys[46] 31 December 1967: Major, Royal Scots Greys[47] 30 June 1973: Lieutenant-Colonel, Royal Scots Greys.[48] Retired on 15 April 1976[49] 11 June 1983: Major General[15] 11 June 1993: Field Marshal[50]

Honours[edit] See also: List of honours of the British Royal Family by country

Orders

1960 Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order
Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order
(GCVO) Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George
(GCMG)

1967 Principal Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George

1985 Royal Knight of the Order of the Garter
Knight of the Order of the Garter
(KG)

Decorations

Canadian Forces' Decoration (with two clasps) (CD)

Medals

12 May 1937 King George VI
George VI
Coronation Medal 2 June 1953 Queen Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II
Coronation Medal 1961 Sierra Leone Independence Medal 1966 Guyana Independence Medal 1970 United Nations
United Nations
Medal for the UNFICYP mission 6 February 1977 Queen Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II
Silver Jubilee Medal 6 February 2002 Queen Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II
Golden Jubilee Medal 6 February 2012 Queen Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II
Diamond Jubilee Medal Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal with 3 Bars

Foreign honours

6 November 2000 Knight of the Order of Charles XIII[51] Order of Saints George and Constantine
Order of Saints George and Constantine
First class (civil division) Grand Cordon of the Supreme Order of the Renaissance
Supreme Order of the Renaissance
(special class) Grand Cordon of the Order of the Star of Jordan Grand Band of the Order of the Star of Africa Order of the Three Divine Powers First Class (Jyotirmaya-Subikhyat-Tri-Shakti-Patta) Grand Cross of the Order of St Olav Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland 21 May 2015 Order of Merit of the Free State of Saxony[52]

Organisation

1991 Golden Pheasant Award
Golden Pheasant Award
of the Scout Association of Japan[53]

Appointments[edit]

Personal

Personal Aide-de-Camp
Personal Aide-de-Camp
to Her Majesty The Queen (AdC(P))

Academic

University of Surrey, Chancellor (January 1977 to date)

Military appointments[edit]

Appointments

Canada

Colonel-in-Chief, of The Lorne Scots
Lorne Scots
(Peel, Dufferin and Halton Regiment)[54] (11 June 1977 – present)

United Kingdom

Colonel, of the Scots Guards Colonel-in-Chief, of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Colonel, 1st Battalion, of The Rifles Deputy Colonel-in-Chief, of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards[55] 1993: Honorary Air Commodore, of the RAF Leuchars[56] 15 June 1985 – 30 June 1996: Honorary Air Vice Marshal RAF[57] 1 July 1996: Honorary Air Chief Marshal
Air Chief Marshal
RAF[58]

Arms[edit]

Coat of arms of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent

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Notes As a descendant of George V, the Duke of Kent's arms are based on the Royal Arms. The following explains the way in which his arms are differenced from those of the Queen. Coronet Coronet of a Grandchild of the Sovereign Crest On the coronet of children of other sons of the Sovereign, composed of four crosses-patées alternated with four strawberry leaves a lion statant guardant or, crowned with the like coronet and differenced with a label as in the Arms. Escutcheon The Royal Arms differenced by a label of five points argent, the first, third and fifth points charged with a blue anchor, and the second and fourth points with a red cross. Supporters The Royal Supporters differenced with the like coronet and label. Orders The Order of the Garter
Order of the Garter
ribbon. HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE (Shame be to him who thinks evil of it) Banner (In Scotland: ) Symbolism As with the Royal Arms of the United Kingdom. The first and fourth quarters are the arms of England, the second of Scotland, the third of Ireland.

Issue[edit]

Name Birth Death Marriage Issue

George Windsor, Earl of St Andrews 26 June 1962

9 January 1988 Sylvana Tomaselli Edward Windsor, Lord Downpatrick Lady Marina Charlotte Windsor Lady Amelia Windsor

Lady Helen Taylor 28 April 1964

18 July 1992 Timothy Taylor Columbus Taylor Cassius Taylor Eloise Taylor Estella Taylor

Lord Nicholas Windsor 25 July 1970

4 November 2006 Paola Doimi de Lupis de Frankopan Albert Windsor Leopold Windsor Louis Windsor

Lord Patrick Windsor (stillborn) 5 October 1977

Ancestry[edit]

Ancestors of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent

16. Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

8. Edward VII
Edward VII
of the United Kingdom

17. Victoria of the United Kingdom

4. George V
George V
of the United Kingdom

18. Christian IX of Denmark

9. Princess Alexandra of Denmark

19. Princess Louise of Hesse-Kassel

2. Prince George, Duke of Kent

20. Duke Alexander of Württemberg

10. Francis, Duke of Teck

21. Countess Claudine Rhédey von Kis-Rhéde

5. Princess Mary of Teck

22. Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge

11. Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge

23. Princess Augusta of Hesse-Cassel

1. Prince Edward, Duke of Kent

24. Christian IX of Denmark
Christian IX of Denmark
(= 18)

12. George I of Greece

25. Princess Louise of Hesse-Kassel
Louise of Hesse-Kassel
(= 19)

6. Prince Nicholas of Greece
Greece
and Denmark

26. Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolayevich of Russia

13. Grand Duchess Olga Constantinovna of Russia

27. Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Altenburg

3. Princess Marina of Greece
Greece
and Denmark

28. Alexander II of Russia

14. Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia

29. Princess Marie of Hesse and by Rhine

7. Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia

30. Frederick Francis II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin

15. Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin

31. Princess Augusta Reuss of Köstritz

Notes[edit]

^ As a British prince, a surname is not usually used but when one is, Windsor is used. ^ His godparents were King George V
George V
and Queen Mary (his paternal grandparents); the Prince of Wales (his paternal uncle); the Princess Royal (his paternal aunt); the Duke of Connaught and Strathearn (his great-great-uncle, whose son, Prince Arthur of Connaught, stood proxy); the Duchess of Argyll (his great-great-aunt); and Prince Nicholas of Greece
Greece
and Denmark (his maternal grandfather).[2]

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External links[edit]

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– HRH The Duke of Kent, KG, GCMG, GCVO, ADC (Grand Master) Time Article on Birth of Prince Edward

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent House of Windsor Born: 9 October 1935

Lines of succession

Preceded by Rufus Gilman Succession to the British throne son of George, son of George V Followed by Earl of St Andrews

Peerage of the United Kingdom

Preceded by The Prince George Duke of Kent 2nd creation25 August 1942 – present Incumbent Heir-apparent: George Windsor, Earl of St Andrews

Orders of precedence in the United Kingdom

Preceded by The Duke of Gloucester Gentlemen The Duke of Kent Succeeded by Prince Michael of Kent

Masonic offices

Preceded by The Earl of Scarbrough Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England 1967–present Incumbent

Honorary titles

Preceded by The Earl Alexander of Tunis Grand Master of the Order of St Michael and St George 1967–present Incumbent

Sporting positions

Preceded by Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent President of the All England
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Preceded by The Earl of Harewood President of The Football Association 1971–2000 Succeeded by The Duke of York

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3rd generation

King George III Prince Edward, Duke of York and Albany Prince William Henry, Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh Prince Henry, Duke of Cumberland and Strathearn Prince Frederick

4th generation

King George IV Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany King William IV Prince Edward, Duke of Kent
Duke of Kent
and Strathearn King Ernest Augustus of Hanover Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge Prince Octavius Prince Alfred Prince William Frederick, Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh

5th generation

Albert, Prince Consort1 King George V
George V
of Hanover Prince George, Duke of Cambridge

6th generation

King Edward VII Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany Ernest Augustus, Crown Prince of Hanover

7th generation

Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale King George V Prince Alexander John of Wales Alfred, Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Prince Arthur of Connaught Prince Charles Edward, Duke of Albany and of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Prince George William of Hanover Prince Christian of Hanover Prince Ernest Augustus, Duke of Brunswick

8th generation

King Edward VIII King George VI Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester Prince George, Duke of Kent Prince John Alastair, 2nd Duke of Connaught and Strathearn Johann Leopold, Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Prince Hubertus of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Prince Ernest Augustus of Hanover Prince George William of Hanover

9th generation

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh2 Prince William of Gloucester Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester Prince Edward, Duke of Kent Prince Michael of Kent

10th generation

Charles, Prince of Wales Prince Andrew, Duke of York Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex

11th generation

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge Prince Henry of Wales James, Viscount Severn3

12th generation

Prince George of Cambridge

1 Not a British prince
British prince
by birth, but created Prince Consort. 2 Not a British prince
British prince
by birth, but created a Prince of the United Kingdom. 3 Status debatable; see his article.

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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh Prince Edward, Duke of Kent Anne, Princess Royal Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester Princess Alexandra Prince Andrew, Duke of York Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex Prince William, Duke of Cambridge

Stranger Knights and Ladies

Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg Margrethe II of Denmark Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden King Juan Carlos I of Spain Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands Emperor Akihito
Akihito
of Japan Harald V of Norway Felipe VI of Spain

Officers

Tim Dakin, Bishop of Winchester
Bishop of Winchester
(Prelate) James Hamilton, Duke of Abercorn (Chancellor) David Conner, Dean of Windsor
Dean of Windsor
(Registrar) Thomas Woodcock (Garter Principal King of Arms) Patric Dickinson, Clarenceux King of Arms
Clarenceux King of Arms
(Secretary) Sarah Clarke (Black Rod)

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University of Surrey

People

HRH The Duke of Kent
Duke of Kent
(Chancellor) List of notable academics List of notable alumni

History

Federal University of Surrey University of Surrey
University of Surrey
Roehampton

Associated institutions

Dongbei University of Finance and Economics DUFE—Surrey International Institute Guildford School of Acting Lewis Elton Gallery St Mary's University College, Twickenham

Commercial links

Surrey Research Park Surrey Satellite Technology

Student life

Stag Radio The Stag

Category Commons

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The Football Association

Founder members

Barnes Blackheath Blackheath Proprietary School HM Civil Service Crusaders Crystal Palace Kensington School Leytonstone Forest No Names Club Perceval House Surbiton

Presidents

Arthur Pember E. C. Morley Francis Marindin Arthur Kinnaird Charles Clegg William Pickford The Earl of Athlone HRH The Duke of Edinburgh HRH The Duke of Gloucester The Earl of Harewood HRH The Duke of Kent HRH The Duke of York HRH The Duke of Cambridge

Chairmen

Charles Clegg A. G. Hines M. Frowde Amos Brook Hirst Arthur Drewry Graham Doggart Joe Mears Andrew Stephen Harold Warris Thompson Bert Millichip Keith Wiseman Geoff Thompson Lord Triesman David Bernstein Greg Dyke Greg Clarke

Secretaries

E. C. Morley R. W. Willis R. G. Graham Charles W. Alcock Frederick Wall Stanley Rous Denis Follows Ted Croker

Chief Executives

Graham Kelly David Davies Adam Crozier David Davies Mark Palios David Davies Brian Barwick Ian Watmore Martin Glenn

General Secretary

Alex Horne

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Grand Masters of the Order of St Michael and St George

Sir Thomas Maitland The Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge Prince George, Duke of Cambridge The Prince George, Prince of Wales Vacant The Prince Edward, Prince of Wales Alexander Cambridge, 1st Earl of Athlone Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax Harold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis Prince Edward, Duke of Kent

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United Grand Lodge of England

Grand Masters

19th century

The Duke of Sussex (1813–1843) The Earl of Zetland (1844–1870) The Marquess of Ripon (1870–1874) The Prince of Wales (1874–1901)

20th century

The Duke of Connaught (1901–1939) The 1st Duke of Kent
Duke of Kent
(1939–1942) The Earl of Harewood (1942–1947) The Duke of Devonshire (1947–1950) The Earl of Scarbrough (1951–1967) The 2nd Duke of Kent
Duke of Kent
(1967–present)

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Appendant bodies

Trinitarian

Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia Royal Order of Scotland Ancient and Accepted Rite Royal Order of Eri Order of Knights Templar and Knights of Malta Order of the Red Cross of Constantine Order of Holy Wisdom Order of Holy Royal Arch
Holy Royal Arch
Knight Templar Priests Order of St Thomas of Acon Order of Knights Beneficent of the Holy City

non-Trinitarian

Order of the Holy Royal Arch Order of Mark Master Masons Order of the Secret Monitor Order of Athelstan Order of the Allied Masonic Degrees Order of the Royal and Select Masters Order of Knight Masons Fraternity of the Royal Ark Mariners Order of the Scarlet Cord Order of the Trowel

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