Britain's Duke of Kent will attend the Lord Mayor's Big Curry lunch today (18.04.13).

The 77-year-old royal - cousin of Queen Elizabeth - will join city professionals, members of both Houses of Parliament and Senior Officers of the British Army among others at the buffet-based based event in London's Guildhall, where they will tuck into an array of dishes.

Each annual event has a planned theme, with this year's being the sixth and sticking to the topic of 'The Best of British'. The food will reflect the big events of 2012 - the queen's Diamond Jubilee, the Olympics and The Paralympics - as well as reflecting the hard work of British soldiers.

The entire event raises money for ABF The Soldiers' Charity, helping support for current and former servicemen and women and their families.

The British Army helped curry become one of the nation's favourite dishes after 20,000 soldiers developed their own versions of the Indian dishes while stationed across the sub continent during the 18th and 19th centuries.

This will be the second outing for the duke following his stroke towards the end of last month. He paraded with the Scots Guards down London's Mall on Sunday (14.04.13) as part of their Regimental Remembrance Sunday Service at the Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.