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Date of Birth 10 March 1964Westminster, London, England, UK
Birth NameEdward Anthony Richard Louis Mountbatten-Windsor
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Edward Wessex was born on March 10, 1964 in Westminster, London, England as Edward Anthony Richard Louis Mountbatten-Windsor. He is a producer and writer, known for Crown and Country (1998), Edward on Edward (1996) and Varian's War (2001). He has been married to Sophie Rhys-Jones since June 19, 1999. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Sophie Rhys-Jones (19 June 1999 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (16)

Graduated from Cambridge University.
He and his wife, Sophie, have quit their jobs to focus on royal duties during the Queen's Jubilee Year, 2002.
Appointed a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in 1989.
Created Earl of Wessex and Viscount Severn on 19 June 1999.
Grandson of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother (the Queen Mother).
Great-grandson of King George V and Queen Mary.
Great-great-grandson of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra.
Great-great-great-grandson of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
Nephew of Princess Margaret.
In December 2001 his wife Sophie underwent surgery after suffering an ectopic pregnancy -- where the baby develops outside the womb. She was about 7 weeks pregnant. Their first child Louise Alice Elizabeth Mary Windsor, was born on 8 November 2003.
He will eventually become Duke of Edinburgh, however the dukedom of Edinburgh must pass like any normal dukedom first to his brothers, their sons, then him. Prince Charles will inherit the title, which will merge with the crown when/if he ascends the throne and then will it be granted to Edward.
After their marriage, the Earl and Countess of Wessex announced that (with Queen Elizabeth II's permission) any future children of theirs will be "Prince" or "Princess" and "His/Her Royal Highness", but will be styled "Lord" or "Lady," as would children of a peer. The reasoning behind this decision was to give a low profile to their children and shield them from media interest.
His daughter Louise Alice Elizabeth Mary was born on 8 November 2003.
His son James Alexander Philip Theo, Viscount Severn was born on 17 December 2007.

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