Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex

Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex

Youngest Son of Elizabeth Ii
Born Mar 10, 1964

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.


He was baptised on 2 May 1964 in the private chapel at Windsor Castle by the then-Dean of Windsor, Robin Woods.
1972 8 Years Old 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. … Read More


1982 18 Years Old 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. … Read More


1986 22 Years Old 1 More Event
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. … Read More
1987 23 Years Old 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. … Read More
1993 29 Years Old In 1993, Edward formed the television production company Ardent Productions. … Read More


1996 32 Years Old 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. … Read More
1999 35 Years Old 1 More Event
…  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. … Read More
2001 37 Years Old 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. … Read More
2002 38 Years Old 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.
2003 39 Years Old 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. … Read More


2014 50 Years Old 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). … Read More
2016 52 Years Old …  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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