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Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex

Youngest son of Elizabeth II
The Earl of Wessex

Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, KG, GCVO, CD, ADC(P) (Edward Antony Richard Louis; born 10 March 1964)[1] is the youngest child of Queen Elizabeth II and thus a member of the British Royal Family. He married Sophie Rhys-Jones (born 20 January 1965) on 19 June 1999, the day he was made Earl of Wessex.[2] They have two children James, Viscount Severn and The Lady Louise Windsor.[3]

He 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 tenth in line to the thrones of 16 countries. He lives in the United Kingdom. He also helps govern in other countries where his mother is queen.


  1. "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. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. "No. 55536". The London Gazette. 19 June 1999. p. 7011.
  3. "The Countess of Wessex – Marriage and family". The official website of the British Monarchy. 2008/2009. Retrieved 10 April 2012. Check date values in: |date= (help)