Edward Windsor, Lord Downpatrick

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Lord Downpatrick
Born Edward Edmund Maximilian George Windsor
(1988-12-02) 2 December 1988 (age 26)
London, England, UK
Parents George Windsor, Earl of St Andrews
Sylvana Windsor, Countess of St Andrews

Edward Edmund Maximilian George Windsor, Lord Downpatrick[1] (born 2 December 1988), is the only son and heir-apparent of George Windsor, Earl of St Andrews, and Sylvana Windsor, Countess of St Andrews.[2]

The Earl of St Andrews is the elder son of the Duke and Duchess of Kent. Lord Downpatrick is heir, after his father, to the Dukedom of Kent. For this reason, he enjoys the courtesy title Lord (Baron) Downpatrick. In 2003, following the example of his grandmother, the Duchess of Kent, and uncle, Lord Nicholas Windsor, he became a member of the Roman Catholic Church and therefore was barred from the line of succession to the British Throne. As his mother is also a Roman Catholic, his father was struck from the line of succession when he married her.[3]

Lord Downpatrick is the most senior person excluded from the line of succession for being a Roman Catholic under the Act of Settlement 1701, followed by his younger sister Lady Marina-Charlotte Windsor who also has been confirmed as a Roman Catholic. However, his younger sister Lady Amelia Windsor remains in line to the throne. He was one of Diana, Princess of Wales's 17 godchildren.


Lord Downpatrick grew up in the locality of Cambridge, where his mother is an academic. After Eton, he went up to Keble College, Oxford, where he read Modern Languages, specialising in French and German.


16. George V of the United Kingdom
8. Prince George, Duke of Kent
17. Princess Mary of Teck
4. Prince Edward, Duke of Kent
18. Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark
9. Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark
19. Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia
2. George Windsor, Earl of St Andrews
20. William Henry Arthington Worsley, 3rd Baronet Worsley
10. William Arthington Worsley, 4th Baronet Worsley
21. Augusta Chivers Bower
5. Katharine Worsley
22.John Fowler Brunner, 2nd Baronet Brunner
11. Joyce Morgan Brunner
23. Lucy Marianne Vaughan Morgan
1. Edward Windsor, Lord Downpatrick
6. Maximilian Karl Tomaselli
3. Sylvana Palma Tomaselli
28. Albert Preschez
14. Symphorien Cyrille Preschez
29. Olympe Marguerite Maslin
7. Josiane Preschez
30. Marcel Derain
15. Marcelle Louise Désiré Derain
31. Emélie Eléonore Vallée


  1. ^ Ronald Allison, Sarah Riddell (1991). The Royal encyclopedia. Macmillan Press. p. 145. Retrieved 2010-07-14. 
  2. ^ Charles Kidd and David Williamson, editor, DeBretts Peerage and Baronetage (London, U.K.: DeBrett's Peerage, 1999), volume 1, page cxx.
  3. ^ "People by Andrew Pierce". The Times (London). 16 April 2003. 
Lines of succession
Preceded by
The Earl of St Andrews
Line of succession to the Dukedom of Kent
2nd position
Succeeded by
Lord Nicholas Windsor