Alexander Windsor, Earl of Ulster
|Earl of Ulster|
24 October 1974 |
St Mary's Hospital, London, UK
|Other names||Alexander Patrick Gregers Richard Windsor|
|Title||Earl of Ulster (by courtesy)|
|Spouse(s)||Dr Claire Booth|
|Children||Xan Windsor, Lord Culloden
Lady Cosima Windsor
|Parents||Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester
Birgitte Eva van Deurs
Major Alexander Patrick Gregers Richard Windsor, Earl of Ulster (born 24 October 1974), is the only son of the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester. He is 24th in the line of succession to the British throne. As the heir apparent of the Duke of Gloucester, he is accorded the courtesy title Earl of Ulster.
Education and career
Lord Ulster was educated at Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire, England; and King's College London, University of London where he obtained a BA degree in War Studies in 1996, before attending the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
Ulster was commissioned into the King's Royal Hussars on 10 April 1998 as a subaltern (second lieutenant) with seniority from 14 April 1995; he was given the service number 548299. He was promoted to lieutenant on 10 April 1998 with seniority from 14 April 1997, and to the rank of captain on 16 October 2000. He saw active service in Northern Ireland, Kosovo in 2002, and then Iraq. He served in the MND(SE) as an Information Operations staff officer. In Basra he was responsible for advising on divisional level KLE, monitoring atmospherics within the city and advising on the communications strategy pertinent to the hand-over of Basra Palace. On 14 January 2003, he transferred from a Short Service Commission to an Intermediate Regular Commission. On 28 April 2008, he was appointed to the Reserve of Officers, signalling his retirement from the British Army, in the rank of acting major.
- Xan Richard Anders Windsor, Lord Culloden (born 12 March 2007)
- Lady Cosima Rose Alexandra Windsor (born 20 May 2010)
Ulster is 24th in the line of succession to the British Throne since July 2013. He has been seen more rarely in the public eye than his two sisters, Lady Davina Lewis and Lady Rose Gilman. He was however seen prominently throughout the Diamond Jubilee service at St Paul's Cathedral on 5 June 2012, being seated directly behind Queen Elizabeth II.
Honours and arms
- - General Service Medal
- - NATO Kosovo Medal
- - Iraq Medal
- - Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal
- - Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal
- - Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal
|Ancestors of Alexander Windsor, Earl of Ulster|
- The London Gazette: . 22 May 1998. Retrieved 2 February 2013.
- The London Gazette: . 12 December 2000. Retrieved 2 February 2013.
- "Alex Ulster". Crisis Project. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
- The London Gazette: . 18 March 2003. Retrieved 2 February 2013.
- The London Gazette: . 2 September 2008. Retrieved 2 February 2013.
- Daily Telegraph Birth Announcements – Ulster
|Lines of succession|
The Duke of Gloucester
|Line of succession to the British throne
grandson of Henry, son of George V
|Orders of precedence in the United Kingdom|
The Duke of Fife
Earl of Ulster
Earl of St Andrews