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Encyclopedia > Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex
Prince Edward
Earl of Wessex
The Earl and Countess on their wedding day
The Earl and Countess on their wedding day
Spouse Sophie, Countess of Wessex
Issue
Lady Louise Windsor
Full name
Edward Antony Richard Louis Mountbatten-Windsor
Titles
HRH The Earl of Wessex
HRH The Prince Edward
Royal house House of Windsor
Father Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Mother Elizabeth II
Born 10 March 1964
Buckingham Palace, London
Baptised 2 May 1964
St. George's Chapel, Windsor
Occupation prev. Television; Theatre; Military

The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, KG, KCVO, SOM (Edward Antony Richard Louis Mountbatten-Windsor; born 10 March 1964) is a member of the British Royal Family, the youngest child and third son of Queen Elizabeth II. He has held the title of Earl of Wessex since 1999. The Earl of Wessex is currently seventh in the line of succession. Image File history File linksMetadata Edward_Sophie_Wedding. ... The Countess of Wessex (Sophie Helen Mountbatten-Windsor; born Rhys-Jones, 20 January 1965), is a member of the British Royal Family, the wife of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. ... The Lady Louise Windsor (Louise Alice Elizabeth Mary Mountbatten-Windsor; born 8 November 2003) is a member of the British Royal Family. ... A Royal House or Dynasty is a sort of family name used by royalty. ... The House of Windsor, previously called the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, is the Royal House of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the other Commonwealth Realms. ... The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, (Philip Mountbatten; born Prince Philippos of Greece and Denmark, 10 June 1921) is the husband and consort of Queen Elizabeth II. Originally a Prince of Greece and Denmark, Prince Philip abandoned those titles to serve in the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom, but... Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of sixteen sovereign states, holding each crown and title equally. ... March 10 is the 69th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (70th in leap years). ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... Buckingham Palace and the Victoria Memorial. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... May 2 is the 122nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (123rd in leap years). ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... Members of the public outside St Georges Chapel at Windsor Castle, waiting to watch the Garter Procession St Georges Chapel is the place of worship at Windsor Castle in England. ... Windsor (IPA: usually , but also ) is a suburban town and tourist destination in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead in Berkshire, England. ... The insignia of a knight of the Order of the Garter. ... Victoria founded the Royal Victorian Order. ... The Saskatchewan Order of Merit is an award given in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. ... March 10 is the 69th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (70th in leap years). ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... Members of the Royal Family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after the Trooping the Colour ceremony The British Royal Family is a shared royal family. ... Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of sixteen sovereign states, holding each crown and title equally. ... The Earl of Wessex is an Earl in the English and later British nobility. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... HRH The Prince of Wales, the Heir Apparent. ...


The Earl of Wessex is mostly famous for his television production and presenting career and his brief service with the Royal Marines. In connection with the television production, he has used the names Edward Windsor and, later, Edward Wessex, leading The Guardian, for one, to refer to him as "the Edward formerly known as Prince".[1] The Royal Marines (RM), are the Royal Navys elite fighting forces. ... The Guardian is a British newspaper owned by the Guardian Media Group. ...

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Early life

Edward was born at Buckingham Palace, London. His mother is the current reigning Monarch of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Commonwealth Realms, Queen Elizabeth II, the elder daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. His father is Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, the only son of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alice of Battenberg. Buckingham Palace and the Victoria Memorial. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent... The Commonwealth Realms, shown in pink A Commonwealth Realm is any one of the 16 sovereign states of the Commonwealth of Nations that separately recognise Queen Elizabeth II as their monarch. ... Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of sixteen sovereign states, holding each crown and title equally. ... George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George Windsor) (14 December 1895 - 6 February 1952) became the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, each of the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, upon the unexpected abdication of his brother, Edward VIII. He reigned from 11 December 1936... Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (Elizabeth Angela Marguerite; 4 August 1900 – 30 March 2002) was the Queen Consort of King George VI from 1936 until his death in 1952. ... The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, (Philip Mountbatten; born Prince Philippos of Greece and Denmark, 10 June 1921) is the husband and consort of Queen Elizabeth II. Originally a Prince of Greece and Denmark, Prince Philip abandoned those titles to serve in the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom, but... His Royal Highness Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark (January 20, 1882 - December 3, 1944), of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, was the son of George I (1845-1913), King of the Hellenes, and of Grand Duchess Olga Konstantinova (1851-1926) of Russia. ... Princess Alice of Battenberg Princess Alice of Battenberg, later Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark (25 February 1885 - 5 December 1969) was a great-granddaughter of the British Queen Victoria who married into the royal house of Greece. ...


He was baptised in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle on 2 May 1964 by Robert Woods, Dean of Windsor. His godparents were: Prince Richard of Gloucester (now the Duke of Gloucester), Prince Louis of Hesse and by Rhine, The Earl of Snowdon, The Duchess of Kent (for whom Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent stood proxy) and Princess George of Hanover. Windsor castle, a thousand-year-old fortress transformed into a royal palace. ... May 2 is the 122nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (123rd in leap years). ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... The Dean of Windsor is the spiritual head of the Canons of St Georges Chapel at Windsor Castle. ... Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester KG GCVO (Richard Alexander Walter George Windsor; born 26 August 1944) is a member of the British Royal Family, a grandson of King George V. He has been Duke of Gloucester since his fathers death in 1974. ... Prince Louis of Hesse and by Rhine (Ludwig Hermann Alexander Chlodwig, 20 November 1908 - 30 May 1968) was the youngest son of Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse. ... Antony Armstrong-Jones, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1958 Antony Charles Robert Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon, GCVO (born 7 March 1930) is a British photographer and Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker. ... The Duchess of Kent (Katharine Lucy Mary Windsor; born Worsley, 22 February 1933) is a member of the British Royal Family, the wife of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, a grandson of King George V and cousin of Queen Elizabeth II. The Duchess of Kent gained attention for her conversion... HRH Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent (née Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark), (13 December 1906 - 27 August 1968) was a member of the British Royal Family; the wife of Prince George, Duke of Kent, the fourth son of King George V and Queen...


As a child of the reigning monarch, he was styled His Royal Highness The Prince Edward from birth.


Education

Prince Edward, like other royal children at that time, was educated by a private governess until the age of seven. Afterwards he attended Gibbs School, in Kensington, West London. In 1972, he went to Heatherdown Preparatory School near Ascot, Berkshire. Following in the footsteps of his father and brothers, he attended Gordonstoun School in Scotland and was appointed head boy in his last term. A governess is a female employee from outside of the family who teaches children within the family circle. ... Kensington is an area to the west of Central London in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Statistics Population: Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SU925685 Administration District: Windsor and Maidenhead Region: South East England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Berkshire Historic county: Berkshire Services Police force: Thames Valley Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: South Central Post office and telephone Post town: ASCOT... Berks redirects here. ... Gordonstoun is a famous British public school. ... Motto: (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity(English) Wha daur meddle wi me? (Scots)[1] Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic, Scots[2] Government  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I...


Like his brother, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward spent a "gap year" abroad, spending two terms at the Collegiate School, Wanganui, New Zealand, as a house tutor/junior master during September 1982. HRH The Duke of York His Royal Highness The Prince Andrew, Duke of York, (Andrew Albert Christian Edward Mountbatten-Windsor, formerly Windsor), styled HRH The Duke of York (born February 19, 1960), is a member of the British Royal Family, the third child and second son of Queen Elizabeth II... Introduction The Wanganui Collegiate School is an independent, coeducational, mixed day and boarding secondary school. ... Wanganui   is an urban area and district on the west coast of the North Island of New Zealand. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Returning to England, Prince Edward enrolled at Jesus College, University of Cambridge, reading history. He graduated with a 2:2 Bachelor of Arts degree in 1986. There are at least two instutions bearing the name Jesus College. ... The University of Cambridge (usually abbreviated as Cantab. ... Bachelor of Arts (B.A., BA or A.B.), from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus is an undergraduate bachelors degree awarded for either a course or a program in the liberal arts or the sciences, or both. ...


This makes Prince Edward only the fourth of five members of the Royal Family in history to have obtained a university degree:

  1. Prince William of Gloucester (first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II through their grandfather, King George V);
  2. Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester (first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II through their grandfather, King George V);
  3. Charles, Prince of Wales (first child of Queen Elizabeth II);
  4. Prince Edward; and
  5. Prince William of Wales (Prince Charles' first child and Prince Edward's own nephew).
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HM The Queen
HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

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Career

On leaving university, Prince Edward joined the Royal Marines to train as an officer. But the Marines proved to be too demanding for the Prince, and he resigned his commission in January 1987, before graduation. This led to strong public criticism of the Prince for being "too weak." The Royal Marines (RM), are the Royal Navys elite fighting forces. ...


After leaving the Marines, Prince Edward became more involved in theatre, an activity he had enjoyed extensively at school and university. In the late 1980s, he worked for two theatrical production companies, including Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Theatre Company. During his time at Lloyd Webber's company, he worked on such plays as Phantom of the Opera, Starlight Express, and Cats, and dated actress Ruthie Henshall for two years. January 18, 1988 issue of Time Magazine featuring Andrew Lloyd Webber Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber (born 22 March 1948) is a highly successful English composer of musical theatre and the elder brother of Julian Lloyd Webber. ... The title character as depicted by Lon Chaney, Sr. ... Broadway Logo, 1987 // Starlight Express is a through-composed rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber (music) and Richard Stilgoe (lyrics), with later revisions by Don Black and David Yazbek. ... Cats is a musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber based on Old Possums Book of Practical Cats and other poems by T. S. Eliot. ... Ruthie Henshall is a British singer, dancer, and actress. ...


Prince Edward's first foray into the world of television production was the widely-ridiculed It's a Royal Knockout television programme in June 1987, in which teams sponsored by himself and other members of the Royal family competed for charity. Its a Royal Knockout (officially entitled, according to IMDb, The Grand Knockout Tournament) was a one-off charity event which was shown on British television on 15 June 1987. ...


In 1993, Prince Edward formed the Ardent Television production company, under the name Edward Windsor. Ardent was heavily involved in the production of documentaries and dramas, particularly on the royal families of Europe. With exclusive access to the Royal Archives at Windsor Castle, Prince Edward had plenty of material for his work. However, he was accused in the media of using his royal connections for personal and business gain, particularly given the financial problems of Ardent since its founding (it reported losses in all years of existence except one). Windsor castle, a thousand-year-old fortress transformed into a royal palace. ...


In 2002, the Prince announced that he would step down as director of production and joint managing director of Ardent to concentrate on his public duties and to support the Queen during her Golden Jubilee year. A Golden Jubilee is a celebration held to mark a 50th anniversary of a monarchs reign. ...


Marriage

Styles of
HRH the Earl of Wessex
Reference style His Royal Highness
Spoken style Your Royal Highness
Alternative style Sir

On 6 January 1999 the Prince announced his engagement to Sophie Rhys-Jones, a public relations manager with her own firm. Their wedding took place on 19 June 1999 at St. George's Chapel, Windsor. This was a break with the recent tradition of holding large formal royal weddings at Westminster Abbey. The marriage quieted, but did not entirely eliminate, rumours that the Prince was homosexual. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A style of office, or honorific, is a form of address which by tradition or law precedes a reference to a person who holds a title or post, or to the political office itself. ... HRH is an abbreviation for the style His Royal Highness or Her Royal Highness. ... January 6 is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 359 days (360 in leap years) remaining. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... HRH The Countess of Wessex Her Royal Highness The Princess Edward, Countess of Wessex (Sophie Helen Mountbatten-Windsor, née Rhys-Jones), styled HRH The Countess of Wessex (born January 20, 1965), is a member of the British Royal Family, the wife of HRH Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, the... June 19 is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 195 days remaining. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... St Georges Chapel, Windsor St. ... The Collegiate Church of St Peter, Westminster, which is almost always referred to by its original name of Westminster Abbey, is a mainly Gothic church, on the scale of a cathedral (and indeed often mistaken for one), in Westminster, London, just to the west of the Palace of Westminster. ... Since its coinage, the word homosexuality has acquired multiple meanings. ...


On his wedding day, the Queen conferred the titles of Earl of Wessex and Viscount Severn on Prince Edward. This was a break with tradition whereby the sons of a sovereign were usually created a Duke. The title of Wessex was unusual. The last person known as "Earl of Wessex" was Harold Godwinson, prior to his accession to the English throne in 1066. Edward is styled HRH The Earl of Wessex, with Sophie taking the style HRH The Countess of Wessex. It was also announced at that time that the Earl of Wessex would be created Duke of Edinburgh when the current creation of that dukedom, held by Prince Philip since 1947, reverts to the crown. The Earl of Wessex is an Earl in the English and later British nobility. ... HRH The Earl of Wessex His Royal Highness The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex (Edward Antony Richard Louis Mountbatten-Windsor), styled HRH The Earl of Wessex (born March 10, 1964), is a member of the British Royal Family, the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II. He has held the title... A duke is a nobleman, historically of highest rank and usually controlling a duchy or dukedom. ... Map of the British Isles circa 802 Wessex was one of the seven major Anglo-Saxon kingdoms (the Heptarchy) that preceded the Kingdom of England. ... Harold II of England (Harold Godwinson; c. ... Events January 6 - Harold II is crowned September 20 - Battle of Fulford September 25 - Battle of Stamford Bridge September 29 - William of Normandy lands in England at Pevensey. ...


The Earl and Countess of Wessex have one child: Lady Louise Windsor (born 8 November 2003) and reside at Bagshot Park in Surrey, once the home of the Duke of Connaught's family. The Lady Louise Windsor (Louise Alice Elizabeth Mary Mountbatten-Windsor; born 8 November 2003) is a member of the British Royal Family. ... November 8 is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 53 days remaining. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Earl and Countess of Wessex have requested that their children be styled as children of an earl. However, the necessary letters patent have not been issued, thus they will still be technically styled HRH Prince(sse)s of Wessex. Although the first born male of the couple could use the Earl's courtesy title of Viscount Severn, subsequent males and females would be styled the Honourable or Lady, respectively.


Royal duties

The Earl of Wessex (on the right) inspects the Royal Wessex Yeomanry
The Earl of Wessex (on the right) inspects the Royal Wessex Yeomanry

The Earl and Countess of Wessex carry out a full schedule of royal duties on behalf of the Queen, receiving civil list monies from the Queen of £141,000 per annum. HRH Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, Viscount Severn, pictured inspecting the Royal Wessex Yeomanry (of which the Prince is Royal Honourary Colonel) - He is the officer on the right of the photo. ... HRH Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, Viscount Severn, pictured inspecting the Royal Wessex Yeomanry (of which the Prince is Royal Honourary Colonel) - He is the officer on the right of the photo. ... A civil list is a list of individuals to whom money is paid by the government. ...


The Earl has in recent years succeeded to many of the roles of his father, the Duke of Edinburgh, who is reducing some of his roles due to age. The Earl replaced him as President of the Commonwealth Games Federation (since 2006 its Vice-Patron) and opened the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Malaysia. He has also taken over the Duke's role in the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme. Current flag of the Commonwealth Games Federation Locations of the games, and participating countries The Commonwealth Games is a multinational, multi-sport event. ... The 1998 XVI Commonwealth Games were held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from September 11 to September 21 making it the first Asian country to act as host and the last Commonwealth Games for 20th Century. ... The Duke of Edinburghs Award is a registered charity in the United Kingdom which administers an award (also known as The Duke of Edinburghs Award or D of E) for personal achievement that can be obtained by anyone aged from 14 to 25. ...


His other appointments reflect his interests in sport and the arts.


Dukedom of Edinburgh

It was announced at the time of his wedding that the Earl of Wessex would, upon the death of his father, eventually become the Duke of Edinburgh. However, this title will still be inherited by Philip's eldest son, Charles (as Prince of Wales, or King), and will become merged with the crown when he is King. Charles will then be able to create a new Dukedom of Edinburgh for his younger brother. [1] The Duke of Edinburgh is a British dukedom. ...


There are, however, a number of ways that the Dukedom would not merge such as: 1. William and Charles both die before Philip but William had at least one daughter, in this case the daughter would become Queen but Harry would become Duke of Edinburgh. 2. William, Charles, Harry, and the Duke of York all die before Philip, without any further issue, in that case the Earl of Wessex would inherit the Dukedom of Edinburgh while Princess Beatrice would become Queen. 3. William could marry a Catholic or become a Catholic, thereby becoming ineligible to be King. If the Title had not merged on the Death of Charles, William would become Duke of Edinburgh while Harry would become King.


Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles

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Styles

The Prince's style in full: His Royal Highness The Prince Edward Antony Richard Louis, Earl of Wessex, Viscount Severn, Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order, Honorary Member of the Saskatchewan Order of Merit, Aide-de-Camp to Her Majesty.


Honours

British Honours

Commonwealth Honours The insignia of a knight of the Order of the Garter. ... April 23 is the 113th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (114th in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Victoria founded the Royal Victorian Order. ... March 10 is the 69th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (70th in leap years). ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Victoria founded the Royal Victorian Order. ... June 2 is the 153rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (154th in leap years), with 212 days remaining. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A Personal Aide-de-Camp to The Queen (Personal Aide-de-Camp to The King when the Sovereign is male) is a member of the British Royal Family with military rank who has been appointed one of the Sovereigns titular military advisors. ... August 1 is the 213th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (214th in leap years), with 152 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

The Earl of Wessex meets a Monarchist League of Canada volunteer in Toronto (2005)
The Earl of Wessex meets a Monarchist League of Canada volunteer in Toronto (2005)

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Military

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Honorary military appointments

British

Commonwealth The Royal Wessex Yeomanry is an armoured regiment of the Territorial Army consisting of four squadrons, each of which bears the cap badge of an old yeomanry regiment: A (Dorset Yeomanry) Squadron B (Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry) Squadron C (Royal Gloucestershire Hussars) Squadron D (Royal Devon Yeomanry) Squadron The Royal Wessex... The Rifles is a new British Army Regiment that will be created as a result of the Future Army Structure. ... Commodore-in-Chief is an honorary Royal Navy appointment bestowed by the Queen on various members of the Royal Family on 8th August 2006. ... The Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) is the service that keeps the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom running around the world. ...

Image File history File links Flag_of_Canada_(bordered). ... The Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment is a reserve infantry regiment of the Canadian Armed Forces. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Canada_(bordered). ... The Saskatchewan Dragoons is a unit of the Canadian Forces Primary Reserve. ...

Arms


Standard of The Earl of Wessex (in Scotland) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...


Ancestry

Prince Edward's ancestors in three generations
Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex Father:
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Paternal Grandfather:
Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark
Paternal Great-grandfather:
George I of Greece
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Olga Konstantinovna of Russia
Paternal Grandmother:
Princess Alice of Battenberg
Paternal Great-grandfather:
Louis Mountbatten, 1st Marquess of Milford Haven
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine
Mother:
Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom
Maternal Grandfather:
George VI of the United Kingdom
Maternal Great-grandfather:
George V of the United Kingdom
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Mary of Teck
Maternal Grandmother:
Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Claude Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Cecilia Bowes-Lyon, Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne

The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, (Philip Mountbatten; born Prince Philippos of Greece and Denmark, 10 June 1921) is the husband and consort of Queen Elizabeth II. Originally a Prince of Greece and Denmark, Prince Philip abandoned those titles to serve in the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom, but... Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark (January 20, 1882 - December 3, 1944), of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, was the son of George I (1845-1913), King of the Hellenes, and of Grand Duchess Olga Konstantinova (1851-1926) of Russia. ... George I, King of the Hellenes (Greek: Γεώργιος A, Βασιλεύς των Ελλήνων) (December 24, 1845 – March 18, 1913) was King of the Hellenes (Greece) from 1863 to 1913. ... Olga, Queen of Greece Olga Konstantinovna of Russia later Queen Olga of Greece (in Russian Великая Княжна Ольга Константиновна in Greek Βασίλισσα Όλγα της Ελλάδος) (3 September 1851 - 18 June 1926), was the queen consort of King George I of Greece and briefly in 1920, Regent of Greece. ... Princess Alice of Battenberg Princess Alice of Battenberg, later Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark (25 February 1885 - 5 December 1969) was a great-granddaughter of the British Queen Victoria who married into the royal house of Greece. ... Admiral of the Fleet Prince Louis of Battenberg, later Louis Mountbatten, 1st Marquess of Milford Haven (24 May 1854-11 September 1921) was a minor German prince who married into the British Royal Family and pursued a distinguished career in the Royal Navy, eventually serving as First Sea Lord from... Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine, later Victoria Mountbatten, Marchioness of Milford Haven (Victoria Alberta Elisabeth Mathilde Marie) (5 April 1863-24 September 1950), was the eldest daughter of Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine (1837-1892) and his wife Princess Alice of the United Kingdom... Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of sixteen sovereign states, holding each crown and title equally. ... George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George Windsor) (14 December 1895 - 6 February 1952) became the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, each of the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, upon the unexpected abdication of his brother, Edward VIII. He reigned from 11 December 1936... George V (George Frederick Ernest Albert; 3 June 1865 - 20 January 1936) was the first British monarch belonging to the House of Windsor, as a result of his creating it from the British branch of the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. ... Mary of Teck (Victoria Mary Augusta Louise Olga Pauline Claudine Agnes; 26 May 1867 – 24 March 1953) was the Queen Consort of George V. Queen Mary was also the Empress of India and Queen of Ireland. ... Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (Elizabeth Angela Marguerite; 4 August 1900 – 30 March 2002) was the Queen Consort of King George VI from 1936 until his death in 1952. ... Claude George Bowes-Lyon, 14th and 1st Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne (14 March 1855–7 November 1944) was the maternal grandfather of Queen Elizabeth II. He was born at Lowndes Square in London, the son of Claude Bowes-Lyon, 13th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne and his wife, the... Cecilia Nina Bowes-Lyon née Cavendish-Bentinck, (11 September 1862 – 23 June 1938) was the mother of Queen Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother) and maternal grandmother and godmother of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. ...

Trivia

In 1994, the leaders of Estonia's Royalist Party, with 10 percent of the seats in the Estonian National Parliament, wrote to Prince Edward indicating that they would, if they came to power, like to offer him the position of King of Estonia. In their letter, they said that they wanted Edward as King because of their admiration "for him, Britain, its monarchy, democracy and culture". It is unknown how, or even if, the Earl of Wessex responded, but he obviously has yet to assume the throne of this Baltic State.[3]


See also

This is a list of British Princes from the accession of King George I in 1714. ...

Notes

  1. ^ The Guardian "Wessex Prince...Or Having Your Cake and Eating it", June 22, 1999.
  2. ^ Press release - Saskatchewan Order of Merit
  3. ^ Mayer, Jeremy D.; Sigelman, Lee (December 1998). "Zog for Albania, Edward for Estonia, and Monarchs for All the Rest? The Royal Road to Prosperity, Democracy, and World Peace". PS: Political Science and Politics 31 (4): 771-774. 

External links

  • Royal.gov.uk: The Earl of Wessex
  • Edward Wessex at the Internet Movie Database
  • Award Winner Receives Royal Treatment (2003)
  • Earl of Wessex Visits Saskatchewan Regiment (2003)
Other Offices
Preceded by
Princess Eugenie of York
Line of succession to the British Throne Succeeded by
Lady Louise Windsor
Preceded by
New Creation
Earl of Wessex Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Prince Andrew, Duke of York
United Kingdom order of precedence
Gentlemen
Succeeded by
Prince William of Wales
United Kingdom order of precedence
Gentlemen
in current practice
Succeeded by
Prince Henry of Wales

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