David Carnegie, Earl of Southesk

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David, Earl of Southesk
Born (1961-03-03) 3 March 1961 (age 54)
Spouse(s) Caroline Anne Bunting
Children Charles Carnegie
George Carnegie
Hugh Carnegie
Parent(s) James Carnegie, 3rd Duke of Fife
Caroline Dewar

David Charles Carnegie, Earl of Southesk (b. 3 March 1961, Marylebone, London), styled Earl of Macduff until 16 February 1992, is the only son of the 3rd Duke of Fife, and his former wife, now The Hon. Lady Worsley, and heir apparent to the Dukedom of Fife. As a great-great-grandson of Edward VII, he is in the line of succession to the British throne.

Education and career[edit]

Carnegie graduated from Pembroke College, Cambridge in 1982 with a BA degree.[1] He was employed by London-based stock brokerage firm Cazenove between 1982 and 1985.[1] In 1986, he received the MA degree given to Cambridge graduates who have an earned B.A.[1] He was also educated at Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, England.[1]

Between 1988 and 1989, Carnegie was with the Edinburgh based investment management firm of Bell, Lawrie and Company.[1] He graduated from University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, in 1990 with an MBA degree.[1] Between 1992 and 1996 he was with chartered accountants and financial advisors Reeves and Neylan.[1] As of 2003 he lived at Kinnaird Castle, Brechin, Angus, Scotland;[1] Kinnaird is one of the Carnegie family holdings.

Marriage and family[edit]

He married the former Caroline Anne Bunting (who is now known as Caroline Carnegie, Countess of Southesk), daughter of Martin Brian Bunting and Veronica Mary Cope, on 16 June 1987 in London, England.[2][3] They had three sons:[4]

  • Charles Duff Carnegie, Lord Carnegie (born 1 July 1989).
  • the Hon. George William Carnegie (born 23 March 1992).
  • the Hon. Hugh Alexander Carnegie (born 10 June 1993).

Titles and styles[edit]

  • Earl of Macduff (1961–1992)
  • Earl of Southesk (1992 – present)


Notes and sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition, 2 volumes (Crans, Switzerland: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 1999), volume 1, page 6. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition.
  2. ^ Marlene A. Eilers, Queen Victoria's Descendants (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1987), page 176. Hereinafter cited as Queen Victoria's Descendants.
  3. ^ Genealogics - Leo van de Pas David Charles Carnegie
  4. ^ David Charles Carnegie, Earl of Southesk in: thePeerage.com [retrieved 30 October 2014].
Preceded by
The Duke of Fife
Line of succession to the British throne
descended from Louise, daughter of Edward VII
Succeeded by
Charles, Lord Carnegie