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The Duke of Kent celebrates 55 years of being a Freemason

The Lodge of Benevolence are delighted to celebrate The Duke of Kent, Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge, 55 years of being part of the Freemasons. 

The Queen’s cousin was initiated into Royal Alpha Lodge, No. 16 on 16 December in 1963 at a meeting held at the Café Royal in London. The then Grand Master, the Earl of Scarbrough, was his proposer and his seconder was Lord Cornwallis, Provincial Grand Master of Kent. 

The Duke of Kent has been the Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England for over 50 years. 

This means The Queen’s cousin is the most senior Freemason in the hierarchy. 

In 2017, the Duke of Kent conducted 20 engagements that were connected to Freemasonry according to the Court Circular. 

This included attending lunches at Freemasons’ Hall in London as well as holding private audiences with the Pro Grand Master.