Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex

Prince Edward Antony Richard Louis, styled Earl of Wessex on his marriage in 1999.

Son of Queen Elizabeth II. of the United Kingdom (1926) and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, formerly Prince of Greece and Denmark (1921).

Born: Buckingham Palace, London 10. Mar 1964

Christened: Private Chapel, Windsor Castle 2. May 1964


Married: St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle 19. Jun 1999 Sophie Rhys-Jones (1965), daughter of Christopher Rhys-Jones and Mary O’Sullivan.


Per their parents wishes the children of Edward and Sophie are styled as the children of an earl rather than as prince or princess.

Marlene A. Eilers ”Queen Victoria’s Descendants”, Rosvall Royal Books 1997;  Marlene A. Eilers ”Queen Victoria’s Descendants. Companion Volume”, Rosvall Royal Books 2004; Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Fürsten II, Vol XVII, Starke Verlag 2004; Alison Weir: “Britain’s Royal Families”, Vintage Books 2008; for godparents see Yvonne Demoskoff: Yvonne’s Royalty Home Page,