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Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex

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The Earl of Wessex

Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex (Edward Antony Richard Louis; born 10 March 1964) is a member of the British Royal Family. He married a woman called Sophie on 19 June 1999, the day he was made Earl of Wessex.[1] They have two children James, Viscount Severn and The Lady Louise Windsor.[2] He is the youngest child of Queen Elizabeth II.

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 seventh in line to the thrones of 16 countries. He is resident in and most directly involved with the United Kingdom, the oldest realm, while also carrying out duties in and on behalf of the other states of which his mother is sovereign.


  1. London Gazette: no. 55536, p. 7011, 19 June 1999. Retrieved 2011-04-25.
  2. "The Countess of Wessex – Marriage and family". The official website of the British Monarchy. 2008/2009. Retrieved 10 April 2012.