Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex
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  • Photos: Royals Take Time Off From Royal Ing To Watch The Olympics
    Huffington Post - Aug 03, 2012
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    The Royal Forums - Jun 19, 2012
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    Google News - Aug 22, 2011

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CHILDHOOD

1964 Birth Edward was born at Buckingham Palace, on 10 March 1964, the third son and fourth and last child of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. … Read More
1972 8 Years Old As with his older siblings, a governess was appointed to look after the Prince 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 Preparatory School, near Ascot. … Read More

TEENAGE

1982 18 Years Old Edward obtained a C-grade and two D-grades at A-level, and after his schooling 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. … Read More

TWENTIES

1986 22 Years Old 1 More Event
Edward graduated in 1986 with lower second class honours, and, as is customary at Cambridge, proceeded Master of Arts (Cantab) in 1991, making Edward the fourth of only five members of the Royal Family in history to have obtained a university degree.
1987 23 Years Old 1 More Event
On leaving university, Prince Edward joined the Royal Marines to train as an officer cadet; however, in January 1987 he resigned after completing one third of the 12 month basic training course.
1993 29 Years Old In 1993, Edward formed Ardent Productions, under the name of Edward Windsor from 1995 and later Edward Wessex. … Read More

THIRTIES

1996 32 Years Old A documentary on his great uncle, Edward VIII (later the Duke of Windsor) in 1996 sold well around the globe. … Read More
1999 35 Years Old As Edward's 1999 marriage approached, experts suggested the former royal dukedoms of Cambridge and Sussex as the most likely to be granted to him. … Read More
2001 37 Years Old An Ardent two-man film crew invaded the privacy of his nephew Prince William in September 2001 while he was studying at the University of St Andrews against industry guidelines regarding the Royals' privacy. … Read More
2002 38 Years Old In March 2002, the Prince announced that he would step down as director of production and joint managing director of Ardent to concentrate on his public duties and to support the Queen during her Golden Jubilee year.

FORTIES

2009 45 Years Old Ardent Productions was voluntarily liquidated in June 2009 with assets of £40; Edward had maintained a connection to the company as a non-executive director. The Prince's engagement to Sophie Rhys-Jones, then a public relations executive with her own firm, was announced on 6 January 1999. … Read More
2011 47 Years Old The Dukedom of Cambridge was later conferred upon Prince Edward's nephew Prince William, when he married Catherine Middleton in April 2011. … Read More
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