Britain's Duke of Kent to visit Melbourne

Britain's Duke of Kent is set to visit the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne, Australia, today (21.04.15).



Britain's Duke of Kent will pay tribute to fallen soldiers in Melbourne.

The 79-year-old royal - who is the cousin of Queen Elizabeth II - will arrive in the Australian city today (21.04.15) and honour servicemen who lay down their lives at a Shrine of Remembrance.

As part of his two night stop-over in the city, the duke -also known as Prince Edward - will visit the Abbotsford Convent Trust, be treated to a special performance by Song Room and pay a visit to the Synchrotron and John Monash Science School, reports MailOnline.

The duke will also speak at a meeting of the Australian British Chamber of Commerce before heading on to Adelaide and Canberra - where he will celebrate the Anzac Day landing on April 25.

The royal's busy tour comes just weeks after he was discharged from hospital after being treated for a dislocated hip.

It is thought he was injured while staying on the queen's Balmoral estate in Scotland before being taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

A palace spokesperson said at the time: "I can confirm that the Duke of Kent was admitted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in Scotland for treatment of a hip injury."

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