Friday, 10 March 2017

The Earl of Wessex

His Royal Highness THE PRINCE EDWARD ANTONY RICHARD LOUIS, Earl of Wessex and Viscount Severn KG GCVO is 53 today.
  • Royal Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter
  • Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order
The Earl and Countess of Wessex have two children: James, styled Viscount Severn, and the Lady Louise Windsor.

Prince Edward will eventually succeed to his father's titles and styles as His Royal Highness The Prince Edward, Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth and Baron Greenwich.

3 comments :

Anonymous said...

Can you explain how it is decided which titles the Princes Charles, Andrew and Edward receive. For example, why Edward and not Andrew becomes Duke of Edinburgh.

Anonymous said...

They are the Royal Family and they can do what they like! The Queen is at the top of the honours pyramid, and can dispense titles as she wishes. VC

Handelian said...

Prince Andrew is already a royal duke as Duke of York. Inheriting his father's title as Duke of Edinburgh in due course will advance Prince Edward in the peerage to the same rank as his elder brother.