HRH THE DUKE OF KENT
KG, GCMG, GCVO, ADC
Prince Edward George Nicholas Paul Patrick was born in 1935, and educated at Eton and Le Rosey, Switzerland.
He is a cousin both of the Queen and of the Duke of Edinburgh: his father, who was Grand Master from 1939 until 1942, was the fourth son of King George V, and his mother, Princess Marina, was the daughter of Prince Nicholas of Greece.
He was elected as Grand Master in 1967, and installed on 14 June that year during UGLE's 250th anniversary celebrations at the Royal Albert Hall. He has been re-elected every year since and is now UGLE's longest serving Grand Master.
As the Grand Master is a Prince of the Blood Royal - a member of the Royal Family - he may appoint a Pro Grand Master to be his principal adviser, and to act for him on those occasions when, due to royal engagements, he is unable to be present.