There are many historic and continuing relations with Kent.
Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh honoured Margate with a visit on the 11th November, 2011. Here the Lord-Lieutenant presents Mrs Georgie Warner, the prevoius High Sheriff of Kent, to Her Majesty.
His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent is Patron of the Canterbury Cathedral Trust Fund and His Royal Highness received the Spirit of Kent Award from Allan Willett, former Lord Lieutenant of Kent. The Duke of Kent has supported his county for the last 70 years.
HRH The Countess of Wessex was a Maid of Kent, before her marriage to HRH The Earl of Wessex. Together they support many Kent charities and Appeals for example the Royal School for the Deaf in Margate and the new Marlowe Theatre recently opened in Canterbury.
Over the past 10 years alone there have been more than 200 Royal visits to separate organisations throughout Kent, providing real benefit to the groups concerned and celebrating achievements
Royal Tunbridge Wells is particularly proud of its Royal Charter granted in 1909. The Borough received a visit by TRH The Earl and Countess of Wessex on behalf of HM The Queen to mark her Diamond Jubilee on 31 May 2012.