Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, and Forfar is a member of the British royal family. Get to know Prince Edward children in this article.
He is British by nationality and British-white by ethnicity.
Prince Edward Biography
Prince Edward was born on 10th March 1964 with the real name of Edward Antony Richard Louis in Buckingham Palace, London, England.
He was made Earl of Wessex prior to marrying Sophie Rhys-Jones in 1999 whereas he was given the additional title of Earl of Forfar in 2019. He comes to light as the youngest child of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
He was accepted to Cambridge despite having far inferior grades and is the fourth of only five members of the Royal Family in history to have obtained a university degree. He is also 13th in the line of succession to the British throne.
Edward has taken over the Duke’s role in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme by attending Gold Award ceremonies around the world ever since his father began to relinquish some of his duties due to old age.
Moreover, he was appointed president of the Royal Windsor Horse Show in February 2022 which is a position previously held by his father the Duke of Edinburgh.
Moving to Edward’s education, he joined Heatherdown School, near Ascot in Berkshire in September 1972.
He obtained a C-grade in English and two D-grades in history and politics at A-level, and after leaving school spent a gap year abroad, working as a house tutor and junior master for two terms at the Wanganui Collegiate School in New Zealand.
Later he studied at Jesus College, Cambridge, where he read History, and his admission to Cambridge despite his A-Level results caused some controversy. Prince graduated in 1986 with a BA degree (lower second-cl ass honors).
Prince Edward started his career joining the Royal Marines, who had reportedly sponsored his tuition at Cambridge on condition of future service as he had signed on to join the Marines in September 1983.
But, he dropped out of the commando course having completed one-third of the 12-month training in January 1987 after which he opted for a career in entertainment.
His first foray into television production was the program “The Grand Knockout Tournament” on 15th June 1987.
He also formed the television production company Ardent Productions in 1993 and a documentary Edward made about his great uncle, Edward VIII (the late Duke of Windsor) in 1996, sold well worldwide.
Prince Edward has a net worth of £32 million as of 2022 whereas he earns a salary of around $400,000 a year.
He is the third son and the fourth as well as youngest child of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, and his father, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
He also has three older siblings, Charles, Anne, and Andrew, who was a governess appointed to look after Edward and was responsible for his early education at Buckingham Palace.
Prince Edward is a married man. He exchanged vows with Sophie Rhys-Jones on 19th June 1999 in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. Edward met Sophie for the first time in 1987 when he was dating her friend.
They met again at a promotion shoot for the Prince Edward Summer Challenge to raise money for charity in 1993, and the two started their relationship soon afterward.
He proposed to Sophie on a holiday with an Asprey and Garrard engagement ring worth an estimated £105,000 in the Bahamas in December 1998 and their engagement was announced on 6th January 1999. Sadly, Sophie had an ectopic pregnancy in 2001.
Meet Prince Edward Children, Lady Louise and James Mountbatten
Later, the couple was blessed with two children: Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor, born prematurely on 8th November 2003 due to a sudden placental abruption; and James Mountbatten-Windsor, Viscount Severn who was born on 17th December 2007.