The Queen celebrates family with a touching photo


The Queen celebrates family with a touching photo

The Queen shared a touching image to mark one of her cousin's birthdays on Saturday.

The monarch's official Twitter account posted a photo of the Duke of Kent smiling at the camera and wearing military uniform. The caption read: "Wishing His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent a happy birthday today! [balloon emoji]."

Her Majesty is close to Prince Edward, who is her first cousin through their fathers, Prince George, Duke of Kent and King George VI.

The Duke was by the Queen's side at this year's Trooping the Colour parade at Windsor Castle to mark the monarch's official birthday in June.

The royal, who turned 86 on Saturday, was born on 9 October 1935 in London as the eldest child of the late Prince George and Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark. Prince Edward also has two younger siblings, Princess Alexandra, 84, and Prince Michael of Kent, 79.

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