PRINCE Edward is The Queen’s youngest baby with Prince Philip and he at present sits twelfth in line to the throne, because of the arrival of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s daughter Lilibet.
For followers of the Royal household, the Earl of Wessex, 57, might not be as effectively often called his brothers Prince Charles and Prince Andrew and his sister Princess Anne.
He’s married to Sophie Rhys-Jones, the Countess of Wessex – they tied the knot again in 1999 and are dad and mom to 2 youngsters, Girl Louise Windsor and James Viscount Severn.
Edward and his household are sometimes seen making appearances at Royal occasions and rubbing shoulders with their extra well-known relations, however what was life like for Prince Edward rising up?
We have a look again by the archives that present Prince Edward as a younger boy and as a teen, earlier than he headed off to hitch the Royal marines and make a reputation for himself in TV manufacturing.
This is all the pieces you must know:
1) When was Prince Edward born?
Edward is the youngest of The Queen’s 4 youngsters and was born on 10 March in 1964 at Buckingham Palace. He’s 16 years youthful than his oldest brother Prince Charles.
It is believed that Edward’s start was the primary that Prince Philip was there to witness – and the primary Royal father in historical past to be at a start – after The Queen had requested him to be there, in response to boo My Husband and I: The Inside Story Of 70 Years Of Royal Marriage.
Two months after his start, he was christened at Windsor Fortress – The Queen’s personal dwelling and residence and the place Prince Harry and spouse Meghan Markle tied the knot in 2018.
2) What was Prince Edward like as a younger baby?
Rising up, it is honest to say that Edward had a fairly unconventional childhood. It is claimed he learnt easy methods to experience a pony when he was simply two years previous and he was minded by a governess, similar to his siblings.
His governess taught him early on at Buckingham Palace earlier than he headed off to highschool.
By the point he was 5, Edward had personally met Neil Armstrong – the primary individual to stroll on the moon – and instructed him he too wished to be an astronaut, in response to The Sunday Publish
Black and white photographs present Edward at all times wearing his Sunday greatest and having fun with household journeys, hanging out with horses and serving to to take care of The Queen’s beloved corgis.
3) The place did Prince Edward go to highschool?
Whereas his early years had been spent being taught at Buckingham Palace, Edward then headed to Gibbs College in Kensington, earlier than enrolling at Heatherdown College in 1972.
Following within the footsteps of his older brothers and pa Philip, Edward then moved to Gordonstoun – a boarding faculty in northern Scotland – the place he later turned head boy.
Previous to heading to school, Edward took a niche 12 months to work overseas in New Zealand as a home tutor for 2 phrases at a college.
He then attended Cambridge College and graduated from Jesus School with a historical past diploma in 1986.
4) What jobs did Prince Edward do as a younger man?
Straight out of college, Edward enlisted within the Royal Marines – he had been a college cadet for 3 years, however stop simply three months into the navy’s 12-month coaching program.
The Royal Marines allegedly paid £12,000 for Edward’s tuition charges on the situation that he served 5 years after he graduated.
Philip had been serving because the Captain Basic Royal Marines on the time and whereas some stories say he “reduced Edward to tears” after he determined to stop, others go in opposition to this and say Philip was truly probably the most “sympathetic”.
Following his time within the Royal Marines, Edward went on to pursue a profession in theatre and tv, and labored as a manufacturing assistant on musicals like The Phantom of the Opera and Cats for Andrew Lloyd-Webber.
In 1993, he created his personal manufacturing firm, Ardent Productions, to provide documentaries and dramas.
Almost a decade later in 2002, Edward stepped down as the corporate’s director to turn out to be a full-time working Royal and perform his duties for The Queen.
He has taken over quite a lot of the general public duties his dad Philip – who died in April aged 99 – had and is closely concerned within the Duke Of Edinburgh Award, after getting a gold award himself rising up.
Since 2015, Edward has served as Chairman of the Trustees of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Worldwide Award Basis.
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