Happy Birthday to Prince Edward, the Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Wessex and Forfar! The youngest child of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, he was born in Buckingham Palace, educated in the UK and spent his Gap Year in New Zealand. Interested in theatrical production, in 1993, he formed Ardent Productions, a television production company. However, it was unsuccessful and was eventually liquidated in 2009. In 1999, Prince Edward married Sophie Rhys-Jones in Windsor, and was made Earl of Wessex the same day. It was announced that they will eventually become the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh. The couple have two children: Lady Louise Windsor and James, the Earl of Wessex . The Earl and Countess of Wessex undertake a busy schedule of engagements in support of the Queen, and now the King. They are especially involved in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme.
Prince Edward was created the Duke of Edinburgh for life on his 59th Birthday in 2023.