Earl of Wessex
HRH The Earl of Wessex, KG, KCVO
Wessex, HRH 1 Earl of (UK 1999); Edward Antony Richard Louis; KG (2006), KCVO (2003, CVO 1989); also Viscount Severn (UK 1999)
3 s of HM The Queen, qv; b 10 March 1964; Educ Gordonstoun, Jesus Coll Cambridge; er house tutor and jr master Wanganui Collegiate Sch New Zealand; m 19 June 1999, Sophie Helen (Col-in-Chief Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps 2003-; The Lincoln and Welland Regt 2004-; Royal Col 5th Batalion The Rifles 2007-; Hon Air Cdre RAF Wittering 2008-, Hon Air Cdre RAF Waddington 2008-; pres Girlguiding UK 2003-; Hon Fellow Royal Coll of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 2006; DJStJ 2005-), only da of Christopher Bourne Rhys-Jones (see Debrett's Peerage & Baronetage Molesworth, V); 1 da, 1 s (see below).
Career 2 Lt RM 1983 (resigned 1987); Cdre-in-Chief Royal Fleet Auxiliary 2006-; Col-in-Chief: Hastings and Prince Edward Regt 2002-, Saskatchewan Dragoons 2003-; Royal Col 2nd Battalion The Rifles 2007-; Royal Hon Col Royal Wessex Yeo 2003-; Personal ADC to HM The Queen 2004-.
Film/TV prodr as Edward Windsor, dir Ardent Productions 1993-2002; tstee: Duke of Edinburgh's Award Int Fndn 1987-, Duke of Edinburgh's Award 1988-; pres: Commonwealth Games Federation 1990- (vice-patron 2006-), Children's Film Unit 1992-; hon memb Incorporation of the Coopers of Glasgow 2008; Silver Jubilee Medal 1977, Golden Jubilee Medal 2002, New Zealand Commemorative Medal 1990;
Bagshot Park, Bagshot, Surrey GU19 5PJ
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