Prince Michael, 79, and his spouse Marie-Christine, 77, are reportedly trying to retire from public duties, with an official announcement anticipated within the coming days.
It’s thought their retirement could coincide with the Prince’s eightieth birthday on July 4, though this has not been confirmed.
A spokesperson for the couple has not commented on the problem.
Prince Michael is one among King George V’s 9 grandchildren, alongside the Queen, and can also be a descendant of Tsar Nicholas II.
A fluent Russian speaker, his enterprise connections to the Kremlin got here beneath scrutiny when Putin invaded Ukraine in February.
He has since severed ties with Moscow, handing again a Russian Order of Friendship award and stepping down as patron of the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce.
Nonetheless, he’s believed to have retained his standing as ambassador and shareholder of cash switch agency RemitRadar led by ex-KGB officer Sergey Markov, reported The Telegraph.
Regardless of being formally categorised as a “non-working” royal, yearly he undertakes over 200 public engagements paid for by his personal family.
The Royal Household web site states he’s “concerned in round 100 charities and organisations, together with being patron for numerous these”.
It provides: “The charities fluctuate from reflecting his curiosity in transport, for instance being patron of the Brooklands Museum Belief, to his ardour for Russia, together with his personal charity, The Prince Michael of Kent Basis, which works to learn heritage, tradition, well being and post-graduate enterprise training in Russia.”
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Prince Michael is commonly seen by Her Majesty’s facet at key occasions along with his siblings, the Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra.
His spouse was born within the Sudetenland, now Karlovy Range within the Czech Republic and married him as a divorcee in 1978.
The couple have two youngsters, Lord Frederick Windsor, 43, and Woman Gabriella Windsor, 41.