King Farouk visited England in 1937 and was greeted by H.R.H. the Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester (1900-1974) or his arrival at Victoria Station on 19 April. The Duke later visited the King in Egypt in August 1938 whilst travelling to Kenya. In 1942 he visited once more when the King placed the Ras-et-Tin Palace at the disposal of the British Army for it be used as a military hospital. The Duke and Duchess' last visit to Egypt was in 1950 when the Duke informed the King of his appointment as an honorary general in the British Army. King Farouk conferred the Grand Cordon of Al Kamal on the Duchess.