Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex

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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 Lady Louise Windsor [3]

Background[change | change source]

He was born at Buckingham Palace in London, 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 eleventh 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.

References[change | change source]

  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.
  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)