James, Earl of Wessex

son of Prince Edward, Duke of Edinburgh, and Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh

James, Earl of Wessex[1][2] (born 17 December 2007) is younger child and only son of Prince Edward, Duke of Edinburgh and Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh.

James, Earl of Wessex
James in 2023
Born (2007-12-17) 17 December 2007 (age 15)
RelativesLady Louise Windsor (sister)

He was born at Frimley Park Hospital in Frimley, Surrey. He is a grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and a nephew of King Charles III.

Because he is the oldest son of a duke, he has the official title of Earl of Wessex but his father's dukedom will revert to the Crown upon his death. James can now be entitled "His Royal Highness Prince James of Edinburgh". But as per their parent's wish he styled simply as the "Earl of Wessex"


17 December 2007-10 March 2023 Viscount Severn

10 March 2023 The Earl of Wessex, Viscount Severn

10 March 2023 In Scotland The Earl of Forfar

Religion: Church of England


-6 February 2012: Recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

-6 February 2023: Recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal

-6 May 2023: Recipient of the King Charles III Coronation Medal

References Edit

  1. "The Countess of Wessex – Marriage and family". The official website of the British Monarchy. 2008–2009. Archived from the original on 3 December 2010. Retrieved 4 April 2011.
  2. "Special Report , 1999 , 06/99 , royal wedding , Wessex titles for Edward and Sophie". BBC News. 19 June 1999. Retrieved 30 October 2010.