Prince Wessex
Youngest son of Elizabeth II
Prince Wessex
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If Not Diana, Then What? 25 Name Suggestions for the New Royal Baby
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
As the baby countdown gets underway with the commencement of Kate's maternity leave, speculation abounds as to the baby's intended name. According to People.com, British bookmakers are betting on girl names such as Alice (noble) and Elizabeth (God is my oath). For boys, James (supplanter) and Arthur (bear) are the frontrunners. Below I present my picks for both girl and boy names for the royal-infant-to-be. In my Huffington post article 8 Reasons Why William and Kate Should Not Name Their Daughter Diana (01-28-2015), I suggested six baby girl names based on tradition: Louisa Victoria (warrior, conquerer) Mary-Elizabeth Alice (bitter sea, God is my oath, noble) Marie Caroline (bitter sea, beautiful), Victoria Frances (conquerer, free) Elizabeth Leona (God is my oath, lion) Julia Marie (youthful, bitter sea) Trendy suggestions included Charlotte Amelia (free, excel) and Chloe Elizabeth (verdant, God is my oath). Of course, Camilla (perfect) is a no-no. There ...
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PHOTOS: Royals Take Time Off From Royal-ing To Watch The Olympics
Huffington Post - over 4 years
The big story in Royal Land this week was Kate and William, cuddling at the Olympics, blah blah blah. But guess what: some other royals were there too! Europe's royal families flocked to the Olympics day 7 events on Friday, both because it makes for a fun day outing and because, we're guessing, it's easier to get tickets to events when you have an endless number of connections and live in various palaces. Princess Beatrice and her long-time boyfriend Dave Clark scoped out today's equestrian event, although they were forced to duck under a shared umbrella when the rain struck. Much less lucky were fellow attendees Princess Catharina-Amalia of the Netherlands, Princess Maxima of the Netherlands, Princess Alexia of the Netherlands and Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange, who were forced to don ponchos. Princess Maxima, one of our faves, and more Dutch royals also bopped into London for a tour of Olympic village. Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Sophie Rhys-Jones, Countes ...
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13th Wedding Anniversary of Prince Edward and Sophie
The Royal Forums - over 4 years
Today is the 13th wedding anniversary of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Sophie Rhys-Jones, which took place on 19 June 1999. Unlike the large and more formal weddings of Prince Edward’s older siblings, his was a relatively low-key one and took place at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. It was the wish of the couple who let it known they didn’t want their wedding to be a state … Continue reading →
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Viola (Schmidt) Unruh - Dodge City Daily Globe
Google News - over 5 years
She was preceded in death by her parents and two sons, Arthur Leon Unruh and Earl Edward Unruh. The funeral service will be at 10 am Monday at the United Methodist Church, Montezuma, with the Rev. Jerry Odle presiding. Burial will be in the North
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Police Incident and Arrest Reports - Scottsboro Daily Sentinel
Google News - over 5 years
Earl Edward Williams, 32 of Stevenson, was charged with illegal possession of alcoholic beverages. • Caleb Curtis Rogers, 27 of Scottsboro, was charged with contempt of court. • Marvin Lee Venable, 53 of Stevenson, was charged with illegal possession
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Carrie M. Adamson (AUGUSTA, Ga.) - The Augusta Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
Carrie was preceded in death by her husband Raymond Adamson, her parents, and brothers Earl Edward "Bud" Moore, and Leonard Parks Moore. Family members include cousins Martha Showden, Wilson Narehood, and Nancy Narehood Taylor, nieces Rhonda Moore
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Police Logs - July 5 - TheDay.com
Google News - over 5 years
Jesse Earl Edward Goodwin, 33, of 282 Laura Blvd., Norwich, was charged Sunday in Lisbon with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and failing to drive in the proper lane. John P. Walsh, 45, of 272 Cambridge Road, Apt. 608, Woburn, Mass.,
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Wilma F. Varner - Spartanburg Herald Journal
Google News - over 5 years
Mrs. Varner was born in Campobello, SC on June 29, 1921, the daughter of the late Earl Edward and Myrtle Skinner Fain. She was the widow of Edward Layton Varner and she was a daughter in law of the late Lila Edwards Varner
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FULL results from Drymen Show - Milngavie Today
Google News - over 5 years
1 & 2 W & D McLaren; 3 Mr GR Brooke, Linton Gilbertines Earl Edward: Best bred. W & D McLaren, Netherton Fluer. Champion Aberdeen Angus. W & D McLaren, Netherton Fluer. Highland cattle: Cow in milk. 1 Mr & Mrs R Schuter Duiletter Farm Argyll,
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ARRESTS AND SUMMONSES - Columbia Daily Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
Earl Edward Wolf, 59, of 3202 Lake Town Drive, third-degree domestic assault, $1000 bond. Teola Wright, 60, of 1505 W. Worley, probation-and-parole violation, no bond set. Audrey Nicole Arends, 22, of Huntsville, failure to follow judge's orders,
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70-year-old charged with shooting girlfriend - Daily Commercial
Google News - almost 6 years
Earl Edward Lynn is accused of shooting Shawn Dempsey, 40, in the legs at his home in the Bonfire Mobile Home Park in Leesburg late Thursday, as well as hitting her pregnant daughter, Ashley Dempsey, 21, according to the Lake County Sheriff's Office
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St. Lucie County felony arrests: May 9, 2011 - Fort Pierce Tribune
Google News - almost 6 years
Earl Edward, 61, 5000 block of Killarney Avenue, Fort Pierce, sale and delivery of oxycodone, possession of cocaine. Michael Ravelo, 20, first block of Idabelle Island, Fort Pierce, driving with license suspended habitual offender, DUI with prior
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Lighten up, priest tells faithful - Worcester Telegram
Google News - almost 6 years
The Sisters of Notre Dame contracted with Earl Edward Sanborn in 1926 to design and install the windows at a cost of $7800. Sister Janice Waters, a spokesman for the nuns, said two of the 12 windows have already been refurbished
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Will you do your bit to achieve a greener Bournemouth?
Daily Echo - over 6 years
This week Bournemouth council leader Peter Charon blogs about: Go Green Bournemouth plan, meeting Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, plus the hot topics of the surf reef and whether to enter incremental partnership with Mouchel.
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Earl Smith, 87, Ambassador to Cuba in the 1950's
NYTimes - about 26 years
Earl E. T. Smith, a financier and sportsman who was Ambassador to Cuba when Fidel Castro came to power, died Friday at his home in Palm Beach, Fla. He was 87 years old. He died of heart failure, his son-in-law, Donald C. Christ, said. Sent by President Dwight D. Eisenhower as Ambassador to Havana in 1957, Mr. Smith resigned in 1959, soon after the
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex
    FIFTIES
  • 2016
    Age 51
    At the time of his birth, he was third in line to succeed his mother; as of 2016, he is ninth in line.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2014
    Age 49
    As Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland for 2014, he was also entitled to be styled as His Grace The Lord High Commissioner for the duration of General Assembly week (17–23 May).
    More Details Hide Details See also List of honours of the British Royal Family by country Orders Medals Regular Personal Canada United Kingdom Academic degrees Since 2014, the Earl of Wessex has a personal heraldic flag for use in Canada. It is the Royal Arms of Canada in banner form defaced with a blue roundel surrounded by a wreath of gold maple leaves, within which is a depiction of an "E"surmounted by a coronet. Above the roundel is a white label of three points, the centre one charged with a Tudor rose.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2003
    Age 38
    He and his wife have two children: Lady Louise Windsor, born 8 November 2003, and James, Viscount Severn, born 17 December 2007, and they reside at Bagshot Park in Surrey.
    More Details Hide Details The Earl of Wessex has assumed many duties from his father, the Duke of Edinburgh, who has been reducing some commitments due to his age. Prince Edward succeeded Prince Philip as President of the Commonwealth Games Federation (Vice-Patron since 2006) and opened the 1990 Commonwealth Games in New Zealand and the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Malaysia. He has also taken over the Duke's role in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme, attending Gold Award ceremonies around the world. In February and March 2012, The Earl and Countess visited the Caribbean for the Diamond Jubilee. The itinerary consisted of Saint Lucia; Barbados, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Grenada; Trinidad and Tobago; Montserrat; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda. Highlights included Independence Day celebrations in Saint Lucia, addressing Senate and Assembly of Barbados jointly, and a visit to sites affected by the volcanic eruptions in Montserrat.
  • 2002
    Age 37
    In March 2002, Edward announced that he would step down as production director and joint managing director of Ardent to concentrate on his public duties and to support the Queen during her Golden Jubilee year.
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  • 2001
    Age 36
    An Ardent two-man film crew was alleged to have invaded the privacy of his nephew, Prince William in September 2001, when he was studying at the University of St Andrews, against industry guidelines regarding the privacy of members of the royal family.
    More Details Hide Details The Prince of Wales was reportedly angered by the incident.
  • 1999
    Age 34
    Before Edward's marriage in 1999, royal commentators conjectured that former royal dukedoms such as Cambridge or Sussex might be granted to him.
    More Details Hide Details Instead, the Palace announced its intention that Prince Edward would eventually succeed to the title Duke of Edinburgh, currently held by his father. In the meantime, in keeping with the tradition of sons of monarchs being ennobled upon marriage (while reserving the rank of duke for the future), Prince Edward became the first prince since the Tudors to be specifically created an earl, rather than a duke. The Sunday Telegraph reported that he was drawn to the historic title Earl of Wessex after watching the 1998 film Shakespeare in Love, in which a character with that title is played by Colin Firth.
    Their engagement was announced on 6 January 1999. Edward proposed to Sophie with an Asprey and Garrard engagement ring worth an estimated £105,000: a two-carat oval diamond flanked by two heart-shaped gemstones set in 18-carat white gold. Their wedding took place on 19 June 1999 in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.
    More Details Hide Details This was a departure from the weddings of Edward's older siblings, which were large, formal events at Westminster Abbey or St Paul's Cathedral. On his wedding day, Prince Edward was created a hereditary peer as Earl of Wessex with the subsidiary title of Viscount Severn, again breaking from a tradition whereby sons of the Sovereign were created royal dukes. It was however revealed that the Queen wishes that he be elevated from the rank of Earl to Duke of Edinburgh after that dukedom, held by Prince Philip since 1947, reverts to the Crown (namely, after "both the death of the current Duke of Edinburgh and the Prince of Wales' succession as King"), and for his children to be styled as the children of an Earl, rather than as Prince/ss and Royal Highness.
  • 1996
    Age 31
    Ardent's productions were somewhat better received in the United States and a documentary Edward made about his great-uncle, Edward VIII (the late Duke of Windsor) in 1996, sold well worldwide.
    More Details Hide Details Nonetheless, the company reported losses every year it operated save one when Edward did not draw a salary.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1993
    Age 28
    In 1993, Edward formed the television production company Ardent Productions.
    More Details Hide Details Ardent was involved in the production of a number of documentaries and dramas, but Edward was accused in the media of using his royal connections for financial gain, and the company was referred to by some industry insiders as "a sad joke" due to a perceived lack of professionalism in its operations. The Guardian opined that "to watch Ardent's few dozen hours of broadcast output is to enter a strange kingdom where every man in Britain still wears a tie, where pieces to camera are done in cricket jumpers, where people clasp their hands behind their backs like guardsmen. Commercial breaks are filled with army recruiting advertisements".
  • 1987
    Age 22
    Edward's first foray into television production was the programme The Grand Knockout Tournament, informally known as It's a Royal Knockout, on 15 June 1987, in which teams sponsored by him, Princess Anne and the Duke and Duchess of York competed for charity.
    More Details Hide Details The media attacked the programme; it was later reported that the Queen was not in favour of the event and that her courtiers had all advised against it.
  • 1986
    Age 21
    After leaving the Marines, Edward opted for a career in entertainment. He commissioned the 1986 musical Cricket from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, for his mother's 60th birthday celebration, which led to a job offer at Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Theatre Company, where he worked as a production assistant on musicals such as The Phantom of the Opera, Starlight Express, and Cats.
    More Details Hide Details His duties reportedly involved making tea for the artistic staff. While there he met actress Ruthie Henshall, whom he dated for three years.
    Edward graduated in 1986 as BA (lower second class honours) and proceeded Master of Arts (Cantab) in 1991, making him the fourth of only five members of the Royal Family in history to have obtained a university degree.
    More Details Hide Details Prince Edward made two very public attempts to pursue a career. On leaving university, Edward joined the Royal Marines as an officer cadet, having been sponsored by the Marines with £12,000 towards his tuition at Cambridge University on condition of future service. However, in January 1987 he dropped out of the gruelling commando course after completing just one third of the 12-month training. Media reported, at the time, that the move prompted a berating from Prince Philip who "reduced his son to prolonged tears."
  • TEENAGE
  • 1982
    Age 17
    Edward obtained a C-grade and two D-grades at A-level, and after leaving school spent a gap year abroad, working as a house tutor and junior master for two terms in September 1982 at the Wanganui Collegiate School in New Zealand.
    More Details Hide Details Upon his return to Britain, Edward matriculated at Jesus College, Cambridge, where he read history. His admission to Cambridge caused some controversy at the time, since his A-level grades were far below the standard normally required, "straight As", for Oxbridge entrance.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1972
    Age 7
    As with his older siblings, a governess was appointed to look after Edward and was responsible for his early education at Buckingham Palace. At the age of seven, Edward was then sent to Gibbs School before attending, in September 1972, Heatherdown School, near Ascot in Berkshire.
    More Details Hide Details He then, as his father and elder brothers had done before him, moved to Gordonstoun, in northern Scotland, and was appointed Head Boy in his last term.
  • 1964
    Born
    He was baptised on 2 May 1964 in the private chapel at Windsor Castle by the then-Dean of Windsor, Robin Woods.
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