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Edward Windsor
Born 2 December 1988 (1988-12-02) (age 27)
London, United Kingdom
Title Lord Downpatrick
Parents 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.

Lord Downpatrick grew up in the locality of Cambridge, where his mother is an academic. He attended Eton College and is currently a student at Oxford University.


Patrilineal descent

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 and may be inaccurate.

House of Wettin

  1. Burkhard I, Duke of Thuringia, d. 870
  2. Burchard, Duke of Thuringia, 836–908
  3. (possibly) Burkhard III of Grabfeldgau, 866–913
  4. Dedi I, Count in the Hessegau, 896–957
  5. (probably) Dietrich I, Count of Wettin, d. 976
  6. (possibly) Dedi II, Count in the Hessegau, 946–1009
  7. Dietrich II of Wettin, 991–1034
  8. Thimo I, Count of Wettin, d. 1099
  9. Thimo II the Brave, Count of Wettin, d. 1118
  10. Conrad, Margrave of Meissen, 1098–1157
  11. Otto II, Margrave of Meissen, 1125–1190
  12. Dietrich I, Margrave of Meissen, 1162–1221
  13. Henry III, Margrave of Meissen, c. 1215–1288
  14. Albert II, Margrave of Meissen, 1240–1314
  15. Frederick I, Margrave of Meissen, 1257–1323
  16. Frederick II, Margrave of Meissen, 1310–1349
  17. Frederick III, Landgrave of Thuringia, 1332–1381
  18. Frederick I, Elector of Saxony, 1370–1428
  19. Frederick II, Elector of Saxony, 1412–1464
  20. Ernest, Elector of Saxony, 1441–1486
  21. John, Elector of Saxony, 1468–1532
  22. John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony, 1503–1554
  23. Johann Wilhelm, Duke of Saxe-Weimar, 1530–1573
  24. John II, Duke of Saxe-Weimar, 1570–1605
  25. Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Gotha, 1601–1675
  26. John Ernest IV, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, 1658–1729
  27. Francis Josias, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, 1697–1764
  28. Ernest Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, 1724–1800
  29. Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, 1750–1806
  30. Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, 1784–1844
  31. Albert, Prince Consort, 1819–1861
  32. Edward VII of the United Kingdom, 1841–1910
  33. George V of the United Kingdom, 1865–1936
  34. The Prince George, Duke of Kent, 1902–1942
  35. The Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, b. 1935
  36. George Windsor, Earl of St Andrews, b. 1962
  37. Edward Windsor, Lord Downpatrick, b. 1988
Preceded by
The Earl of St Andrew
Line of succession to the throne of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
15th position
Succeeded by
Lord Nicholas Windsor

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