Duke discharged after Balmoral hip injury

STock'The Duke of Kent visits The Chancellor's Building at the ERI campus at Little France.
STock'The Duke of Kent visits The Chancellor's Building at the ERI campus at Little France.

The Duke of Kent has been discharged from hospital after being admitted with a hip injury obtained during a stay at Balmoral estate.

The Queen’s cousin, 79, injured himself at the Royal Deeside estate over the weekend.

Balmoral

Balmoral

He was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary with a suspected dislocated hip.

A spokesperson for the Palace said: “We can confirm that the Duke of Kent was admitted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary on Monday with a suspected hip injury obtained during a private stay at Balmoral.”

Buckingham Palace confirmed that the Duke was released from hospital this afternoon (Tuesday April 7).

Both the Duke and Duchess of Kent continue to undertake a large number of royal engagements, as the couple have close associations with many charities, organisations and professional bodies.

The Duke graduated from Sandhurst in 1955 as a second lieutenant in the Royal Scots Greys before serving with his regiment at home and overseas in a military career that spanned 21 years.