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His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent on the RNLI’s 200 Voices podcast
200 Voices an RNLI podcast

‘It was an enormous honour’

Episode 137 – HRH The Duke of Kent: Being President

HRH The Duke of Kent reflects on 55 years as President of the charity.

Since becoming President of the RNLI in 1969, HRH The Duke of Kent has supported the organisation through some of the charity’s greatest milestones – including the opening of the RNLI College, the introduction of the lifeguard service, and the development of faster, safer lifeboats that have helped save more lives.

In this episode, The Duke speaks with Chief Executive of the RNLI, Mark Dowie, about being President, recalling the events and stories that have stayed with His Royal Highness over the years, and how it felt to have a lifeboat named The Duke of Kent.