Duchess’s lessons for chil­dren of fire

Daily Express - - COME ON ENGLAND - By Joshua Haigh

THE Duchess of Kent has re­turned to teach­ing in an at­tempt to help chil­dren af­fected by the Gren­fell Tower blaze.

Buck­ing­ham Palace re­vealed that the Duchess, 85, who asks her stu­dents to call her “Mrs Kent”, teaches mu­sic part­time at a pri­mary school near where the tragedy oc­curred.

She re­tired from the pro­fes­sion some years ago but re­turned to the class­room af­ter see­ing the plight of the young­sters im­pacted by the fire.

As a school­girl, the Duchess – who prefers to be called Katharine Kent – learned how to play the piano, vi­olin and or­gan.

She taught mu­sic for more than a decade at a school in Hull, but her real iden­tity was never re­vealed so she could teach with­out dis­trac­tion.

In 2011, dur­ing an in­ter­view on The Alan Titch­marsh Show, the Duchess told how she be­lieves mu­sic helps chil­dren grow in “con­fi­dence and self-be­lief”.

Duchess of Kent is back teach­ing

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