• Wed, Nov 12 2008

Who is Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex?

HRH Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex

Prince-Edward-ncFull Name: Edward Antony Richard Louis

Birthday and Birthplace: March 10, 1964

Royal House: The House of Windsor (The British Royal Family)

Rank in Succession: 7th in line to the British throne

Parents: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh

Siblings: Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales (b. 1948); Princess Anne, The Princess Royal (b. 1950); and Prince Andrew, The Duke of York (b. 1960)

Spouse: Sophie, The Countess of Wessex (wedding day: June 19, 1999 at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor)

Children: Lady Louise Windsor (b. 2003) and Viscount Severn (b. 2007)

Office: Buckingham Palace

Residence: Bagshot Park

Education: History, English literature and economic and political studies

Special Interests: young people, the arts and sport,

Other Notes: Prince Edward worked for almost 10 years in theater and television production, before assuming royal duties full-time in 2002. His children are not given the style His or Her Royal Highness, but instead have courtesy titles as a daughter and a son of an earl.

source: The Official Website of the British Monarchy and U.K. Who’s Who; image credit: Newscom

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