Porte Kent was constructed in 1879. This qualifies as the youngest of the gates through the Ramparts of Québec City. The namesake is Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn (1767 – 1820) and the son of King George III. He was commander-in-chief of British forces in the Maritime Provinces of North America. For his exemplary service, he is often called the “Father of the Canadian Crown.” Perhaps more importantly, the duke was the father of Queen Victoria.