Death of Air Commodore His Royal Highness the Duke O Kent

– in the House of Commons on 11th September 1942.

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The VICE-CHAMBERLAIN OF THE HOUSEHOLD (Mr. BOULTON) reported His Majesty's Answer to the Address as followeth: "I thank you sincerely for the loyal and affectionate words in which you express your sympathy with me and my family in the loss on active service of my dear brother the Duke of Kent. In the midst of this sudden grief, it is a source of the greatest comfort to me to realise how fully you share our sorrow."

SIR HUGH O'NEILL, having been appointed, together with Miss Lloyd George, Mr. Lambert and Mr. Pethick-Lawrence, to attend upon Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Kent with a Message of Condolence from this House, appeared at the Bar, and reported that Her Royal Highness had been attended with the Message and that Her Royal Highness was pleased to give the following Answer: "I thank you most sincerely for your Message of sympathy with me in my great sorrow on the death on active service of my beloved husband the Duke of Kent. It is a source of great pride and comfort to me to know that he died, as he himself would have wished, for his King and his country."