Alexander Douglas-Hamilton, 16th Duke of Hamilton

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The Duke of Hamilton
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The Duke and Duchess of Hamilton in August 2012
Born (1978-03-31) 31 March 1978 (age 36)
Spouse(s) Sophie Rutherford
Children Douglas Charles Douglas-Hamilton, Marquess of Douglas and Clydesdale
Parents Angus Douglas-Hamilton, 15th Duke of Hamilton
Sarah Scott

Alexander Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, 16th Duke of Hamilton and 13th Duke of Brandon (born 31 March 1978) is a Scottish nobleman and the Premier Peer of Scotland.

He is the son of Angus Douglas-Hamilton, 15th Duke of Hamilton, and his first wife, Sarah Scott.[1] He was educated at Keil School, Dumbarton and Gordonstoun in Scotland. On the death of his father, he became the 16th Duke of Hamilton and 13th Duke of Brandon on 5 June 2010.

The Duke is Hereditary Keeper of the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Marriage and issue[edit]

On 7 May 2011, the Duke of Hamilton and Brandon was married in Edinburgh to Sophie Ann Rutherford (born 8 December 1976), interior designer, daughter of Mr Hubert Rutherford (b 1940), of Roxburghshire and Mrs Isabel Rutherford, of Edinburgh.[2][3] The best man was the younger brother of the Duke and the then heir presumptive, Lord John Douglas-Hamilton.

With the birth of a son, Douglas Charles Douglas-Hamilton, on 9 July 2012[2] the succession now falls to him, as Marquess of Douglas and Clydesdale.

The couple have a second son, Lord William Frederick Douglas-Hamilton, born 11th May 2014.

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 31 March 1978 – 5 June 2010: Marquess of Douglas and Clydesdale
  • 5 June 2010 – present: His Grace The Duke of Hamilton and Brandon

He inherited the following titles: Duke of Hamilton, Marquis of Douglas, Marquess of Clydesdale, Earl of Angus, Earl of Lanark, Earl of Arran and Cambridge, Lord Abernethy and Jedburgh Forest, Lord Machanshyre and Polmont and Lord Aven and Innerdale in the Peerage of Scotland, and Duke of Brandon and Baron Dutton, in the Peerage of Great Britain.[4]

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gardner, Claire (7 June 2010). "Duke of Hamilton Dies After Battle with Dementia". The Scotsman. Retrieved 7 June 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Alexander Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, 16th Duke of Hamilton, The Douglas Archives, 26 March 2013, accessed 13 July 2013
  3. ^ Wedding of 16th Duke of Hamilton – website East Lothian Courier
  4. ^ Pearson, Geoff (9 June 2010). "The Duke of Hamilton". The Independent (London). 

External Links[edit]

Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Angus Douglas-Hamilton
Duke of Hamilton
2010 – present
Incumbent
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Angus Douglas-Hamilton
Duke of Brandon
2010 – present
Incumbent
Orders of precedence in the United Kingdom
Preceded by
The Duke of Rutland
Gentlemen Succeeded by
The Duke of Buccleuch