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Why is Prince Edward an Earl, not a Duke?

In any Royal commentator’s books, the announcement in 1999 that Prince Edward would be made an Earl and not a Duke on his wedding day gave quite a shock. By tradition, male children of the sovereign receive a Dukedom on their wedding day, therefore making their new wife, the Duchess of X rather than the slightly more confusing ‘HRH Princess Michael of Kent’ as happened for Prince Michael’s…
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Earl of Wessex hosts online awards celebration with celebrity friends

Although the coronavirus crisis prevented the official ceremonies for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award from happening, that didn’t stop the Earl of Wessex from honouring this year’s inspiring recipients. In a video posted on the Royal Family’s social media accounts, the Earl shared a video message for the 12,468 young people receiving their Gold Award – along…
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A look back at the life of the Earl of Wessex so far

Birth and Childhood Prince Edward Antony Richard Louis is the third son and youngest child of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. He was born on 10 March 1964 at Buckingham Palace and was christened two months later at Windsor Castle. Embed from Getty Images His early education was formalised under a governess, and he attended Gibbs School before he started at…
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The Countess of Wessex is screened for coronavirus

The Countess of Wessex has been screened for symptoms of coronavirus as she arrived in South Sudan on Tuesday for an official visit. As she disembarked from her plane, the Countess was screened with a thermometer to check her temperature was at a normal level. Visitors arriving to many foreign nations must now have their temperature checked upon arrival as the coronavirus spreads across the…
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