The Duke of Cambridge at a reception for the Kennedy Memorial Trust held at Buckingham Palace

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The Duke of Cambridge attends a reception for the Kennedy Memorial Trust in celebration of their 50th anniversary.

During the reception His Royal Highness will met a selection of guests, including recent participants of the scholarship, and make a short speech.

The Kennedy Memorial Trust was established in 1964 to create and maintain a British memorial to President John F Kennedy.  Funds raised through a public appeal created a living memorial in the form of an annual scholarship programme enabling British citizens who are also graduates of British universities to study at Harvard University or the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The Kennedy Memorial Trust sent the first Scholars to the USA in 1966. Some notable alumni are Lord King of Lothbury, Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield, the Rt. Hon David Miliband and Rt. Hon Lord Waldegrave. There have been 512 Kennedy Scholarships awarded to-date. The Queen and The Duke ofEdinburgh dined with President Kennedy and his wife, Jackie at Buckingham Palace in June 1961.

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