Alexander Windsor, Earl of Ulster
|Earl of Ulster|
24 October 1974 |
St Mary's Hospital, London,
|Other names||Alexander Patrick Gregers Richard Windsor|
|Title||Earl of Ulster (by courtesy)|
|Children||Xan, Lord Culloden
Lady Cosima Windsor
|Parents||Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester
Birgitte Eva van Deurs
Education and career
Lord Ulster was educated at Eton College, England before going up to King's College London where he read War Studies, graduating in 1996 as BA (London); he then attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
Ulster was commissioned in 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, as well as Iraq. He served in the MND(SE) as an Information Operations staff officer. In Basrah he was responsible for advising on divisional level KLE, monitoring atmospherics within the city and advising on the communications strategy pertinent to the handover of Basrah 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 with the rank of acting major.
Since leaving military service, Ulster has worked as director of Transnational Crisis Project.
- Xan Richard Anders Windsor, Baron 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 less often in public than his younger sisters, Lady Davina Lewis and Lady Rose Gilman; however, he featured prominently during the Queen's 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 Golden Jubilee Medal
- - Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal
|Ancestors of Alexander Windsor, Earl of Ulster|
|Lines of succession|
The Duke of Gloucester
|Line of succession to the British throne
Earl of Ulster
(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