The Queen"s cousin, the Duke of Kent, hospitalised after suffering minor stroke

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The Duke of Kent, who is cousin to Queen Elizabeth II has been hospitalised after suffering a “minor stroke”. Prince Edward, 77, fell ill on Sunday evening and was taken to London”s University College Hospital before being moving to Kind Edward VII Hospital in Westminster.

Buckingham Palace have said the cause of Prince Edward”s illness is a “mild stroke” that has forced him to cancel his upcoming engagements for the next three weeks.

“He”s still being assessed and it”s not thought to be serious.” said a Palace spokesperson, who added the Duke was “feeling well and looking forward to resuming official engagements as soon as possible”.

Prince Edward carries out a great number of royal duties on behalf of his cousin, the Queen, and is well-known for presenting trophies to the winners at Wimbledon as part of his role as president of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.