Special Representative for International Trade and Investment
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The Special Representative for International Trade and Investment was a member of the British Royal Family who represented the Sovereign for UK Trade & Investment which reports jointly to the Foreign Office and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills – his role involved representing the United Kingdom at numerous trade fairs and conferences the world over, such as the Davos World Economic Forum. There was no salary associated with the position.
- HRH The Duke of Kent had been Vice-Chairman of the British Overseas Trade Board, and later Vice-President of British Trade International and then International Trade and Investment from 1976.
- HRH The Duke of York took over from the Duke of Kent in this role in 2001 and served until 2011.
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