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2 December 1988|
London, United Kingdom
George Windsor, Earl of St Andrews|
Sylvana Windsor, Countess of St Andrews
Edward Windsor, Lord Downpatrick (Edward Edmund Maximilian George Windsor; born 2 December 1988) is the only son and heir-apparent of George Windsor, Earl of St Andrews and his wife, the Countess of St Andrews. He is a minor member of the British Royal Family, the House of Windsor.
The Earl of St. Andrews is the elder son of the Duke and Duchess of Kent. Lord Downpatrick is heir, after his father, to the Dukedom of Kent. For this reason, enjoys the courtesy title Lord Downpatrick. In 2003, following the example of his grandmother, the Duchess of Kent, and uncle, Lord Nicholas Windsor, he became a member of the Roman Catholic Church and therefore was struck from the line of succession to the British Throne. Since his mother, too, is a Roman Catholic, his father was struck from the succession upon marrying her. Lord Downpatrick is the most senior person excluded from the line of succession for being a Roman Catholic under the Act of Settlement 1701 followed by his younger sister Lady Marina-Charlotte Windsor who also converted to Catholicism. Lady Amelia Windsor, his youngest sister, who is Protestant, remains in line for the throne. He was one of 17 godchildren of Diana, Princess of Wales. In October 2007, he entered Keble College, Oxford to study Modern Languages.
He will become the first Roman Catholic to hold the title of Duke of Kent since the Reformation.
|Ancestors of Edward Windsor, Lord Downpatrick|
Edward Windsor, Lord Downpatrick's patriline is the line from which he is descended father-to-son.
His patrilineal descent (the principle behind membership in Germanic Royal Houses) can be traced back through the generations -- which means that if Lord Downpatrick were to choose a historically accurate house name it would be Wettin, as all his male-line ancestors have been members.
The line diverges from the British royal line at Victoria's husband, Prince Albert, and from then on follows his paternal ancestors.
Descent before Conrad the Great is taken from fabpedigree.com and may be inaccurate.
House of Wettin
- Burkhard I, Duke of Thuringia, d. 870
- Burchard, Duke of Thuringia, 836–908
- (possibly) Burkhard III of Grabfeldgau, 866–913
- Dedi I, Count in the Hessegau, 896–957
- (probably) Dietrich I, Count of Wettin, d. 976
- (possibly) Dedi II, Count in the Hessegau, 946–1009
- Dietrich II of Wettin, 991–1034
- Thimo I, Count of Wettin, d. 1099
- Thimo II the Brave, Count of Wettin, d. 1118
- Conrad, Margrave of Meissen, 1098–1157
- Otto II, Margrave of Meissen, 1125–1190
- Dietrich I, Margrave of Meissen, 1162–1221
- Henry III, Margrave of Meissen, c. 1215–1288
- Albert II, Margrave of Meissen, 1240–1314
- Frederick I, Margrave of Meissen, 1257–1323
- Frederick II, Margrave of Meissen, 1310–1349
- Frederick III, Landgrave of Thuringia, 1332–1381
- Frederick I, Elector of Saxony, 1370–1428
- Frederick II, Elector of Saxony, 1412–1464
- Ernest, Elector of Saxony, 1441–1486
- John, Elector of Saxony, 1468–1532
- John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony, 1503–1554
- Johann Wilhelm, Duke of Saxe-Weimar, 1530–1573
- John II, Duke of Saxe-Weimar, 1570–1605
- Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Gotha, 1601–1675
- John Ernest IV, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, 1658–1729
- Francis Josias, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, 1697–1764
- Ernest Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, 1724–1800
- Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, 1750–1806
- Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, 1784–1844
- Albert, Prince Consort, 1819–1861
- Edward VII of the United Kingdom, 1841–1910
- George V of the United Kingdom, 1865–1936
- The Prince George, Duke of Kent, 1902–1942
- The Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, b. 1935
- George Windsor, Earl of St Andrews, b. 1962
- Edward Windsor, Lord Downpatrick, b. 1988
The Earl of St Andrew
|Line of succession to the throne of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha|
| Succeeded by|
Lord Nicholas Windsor