Halifax’s Own Royal: Prince Edward, Duke of Kent

By Kristine Leger, Staff Member, Halifax Central Library | Have you ever wondered why there are so many pubs, streets, and even a province in Canada called “Prince-Edward”-something or “Duke of Kent- something”? Most of them are named in tribute to a well-known resident of Halifax, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn (1767-1820). Edward was the first member of the British royal family to live in North America for an extended time...
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