Honorary membership – History has been repeated …..
HRH The Duke of Kent, KG, GCMG, GCVO, ADC Grand Master
President of Wellington College
History has been repeated …..
The President of Wellington College, His Royal Highness, The Duke of Kent, KG, GCMG, GCVO, ADC and Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England has graciously accepted honorary membership of the Old Wellingtonian Lodge No. 3404. In 1909 the great, great uncle of the present Grand Master, HRH the Duke of Connaught & Strathearn KG, became the Worshipful Master of the Heroum Filii Lodge at its consecration, later to be renamed the Old Wellingtonian Lodge. He remained in that office until his death in 1942 – arguably the longest period a Worshipful Master has ever stayed in an office in any lodge. Nearly a century later, and as the OW Lodge centenary year approaches in 2009, the Master and Brethren of the Lodge are indeed privileged to be honoured by the membership of the present Grand Master who is perhaps better known to us as the President of Wellington College.