Earl of Wessex given new title on birthday
On March 10, the Earl of Wessex turned fifty-five and was given the Scottish title Earl of Forfar by the Queen in addition to his current title, the Earl of Wessex, which was granted to him when he married his wife, Sophie Rhys-Jones, in June 1999.
The Earl of Forfar is a Scottish title that dates back to 1661 and was first created for the Douglas Family. Archibald Douglas was the first Earl, though his son passed away at the age of twenty, leaving the earldom extinct.
Fofar is a small town in Angus county and is located near Glamis Castle, the family seat of the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne. The fourteenth earl was the father of the Queen Mother, and her daughter Princess Margaret was born at the castle in August 1930.
Prince Edward was born on 10 March 1964 and is the youngest child of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh. He has two children with his wife Sophie, Lady Louise (b. 2003) and James, Viscount Severn (b. 2007) and lives at Bagshot Park in Surrey with his family. Edward is a full time working member of the royal family though also founded the Ardent Productions company, which was dissolved in 2009.
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The Queen has been pleased to grant The Earl of Wessex the additional title of Earl of Forfar.
Their Royal Highnesses will use the title The Earl and Countess of Forfar when in Scotland. Read about the history of the title and The Earl in Scotland: https://t.co/6c9ED64ehV pic.twitter.com/muUxUDjdsY
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) March 10, 2019
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