Prince Edward, Duke of Edinburgh

Youngest child of Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (born 1964)

Prince Edward, Duke of Edinburgh, KG, GCVO, CD, ADC (Edward Antony Richard Louis; born 10 March 1964)[2] is the youngest child of Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and thus a member of the British Royal Family. He is also a brother of King Charles III. He married Sophie Rhys-Jones (born 20 January 1965) on 19 June 1999, the day he was made Earl of Wessex.[3] On 10 March 2023, he was made the Duke of Edinburgh. They have two children James, Earl of Wessex and Lady Louise Windsor.[4]

Prince Edward
Duke of Edinburgh
The Duke of Edinburgh in 2015
BornPrince Edward
(1964-03-10) 10 March 1964 (age 60)[1]
Buckingham Palace, London
IssueLady Louise Windsor
James, Earl of Wessex
Full name
Edward Antony Richard Louis
FatherPrince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
MotherElizabeth II
ReligionChurch of England

Background change

He was born at Buckingham Palace in London, and is the third son and fourth child of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. At the time of his birth, he was third in the line of succession to the thrones of ten independent states; however, after additions to the Royal Family, and an evolution of the Commonwealth, Edward is currently eleventh in line to the thrones of 16 countries.

He lives in the United Kingdom. He also helps govern in other countries where his brother is king.[source?]


10 March 1964-19 June 1999 His Royal Highness The Prince Edward

19 June 1999-10 March 2019: His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex

10 March 2019-10 March 2023: His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex and Forfar

10 March 2023 His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, His Royal Highness The Earl of Merioneth, Baron Greenwich

References change

  1. The London Gazette, p. 2255. London, UK: Authroity. 26 July 2021.
  2. "TRH The Earl and Countess of Wessex". Members of The Royal Family. Buckingham Palace. Archived from the original on 8 March 2008. Retrieved 19 March 2008.
  3. "No. 55536". The London Gazette. 19 June 1999. p. 7011.
  4. "The Countess of Wessex – Marriage and family". The official website of the British Monarchy. 2008–2009. Retrieved 10 April 2012.