HRH The Duchess of Kent

The castaway in this week's edition of Desert Island Discs is Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Kent. After a lifelong devotion to music, she will be whittling down her choice of eight records with great difficulty. Now Patron of the Leeds Piano Competition and the Yehudi Menuhin School, as well as President of the Royal Northern College of Music, the Duchess of Kent studied music herself until she was twenty-five. Her Royal Highness will be talking to Sue Lawley about her love of music, her Yorkshire childhood and her prolific work for charity.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Ave Verum Corpus by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Book: A do-it-yourself manual
Luxury: Lamp with solar batteries

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40 minutes

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Fri 21 Dec 1990 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestHRH The Duchess of Kent

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