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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

secret royal

de bene esse: literally, of well-being, morally acceptable but subject to future validation or exception

For years rumours have swirled about Prince George, Duke of Kent, younger brother to King Edward VIII and King George VI — suggesting that he had fathered a love-child with his long-time mistress Alice ‘Kiki’ Gwynne, a glamorous but drug-addicted American socialite who was a member of Kenya’s notorious Happy Valley set.

The truth, though, is a little different, and much more fascinating.

Although before she married an American writer, Kiki may have suffered the miscarriage of a child who could have been George’s, the Prince became much more dangerously entangled with another woman.

She was Violet Isobel Christine Evans, the daughter of a Canadian coal merchant.

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The Duke of Kent (1902 - 1942)
Duke of Kent
Womaniser: Prince George, Duke of Kent is believed to have had a child with Violet Evans, the daughter of a Canadian coal miner, while he was married to Marina, the Duchess of Kent

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