Lord Frederick Windsor

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Lord Frederick Windsor
Born (1979-04-06) 6 April 1979 (age 36)
St Mary's Hospital, London, England
Occupation Financial Analyst; prev. several (see text)
Spouse(s) Sophie Winkleman, The Lady Frederick Windsor
Children Maud Windsor
Parent(s) Prince Michael of Kent
Princess Michael of Kent

Lord Frederick Michael George David Louis Windsor (born 6 April 1979), also nicknamed Freddie Windsor, is a British financial analyst, and the only son of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent (born Baroness Marie-Christine von Reibnitz).

Early life[edit]

Lord Frederick was born at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London, England. His sister, Lady Gabriella Windsor, was born on 23 April 1981 in the same hospital. His father is a cousin of Queen Elizabeth II and so Lord Frederick is a first cousin once removed of the Queen. He is also related to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, since he and Lord Frederick's paternal grandmother, Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent, were first cousins (their fathers were the sons of George I of Greece). That means that Lord Frederick and Prince Philip are first cousins, twice removed: Philip's paternal grandfather is Frederick's paternal great-great-grandfather. At the same time, Queen Victoria is the maternal great-great-grandmother of Prince Philip and the paternal great-great-great-grandmother of Lord Frederick; that makes them third cousins once removed. He is 46th in the line of succession to the British Throne.

Prince Michael's marriage to a Roman Catholic debarred him from succession to the thrones of the Commonwealth realms under the provisions of the Act of Settlement 1701. However, Lord Frederick and Lady Gabriella were brought up in the Church of England, thus both keeping their places in the line of succession.


He was educated at Wetherby School, Sunningdale School, Eton College, and Magdalen College, Oxford, where he gained a 2:1 in Classics. He has also been a trainee at a bank and has worked as a fashion model for a campaign by Burberry and for the designer Tomasz Starzewski.

Personal life[edit]

A sometime music journalist (notably for Tatler magazine), he planned to become a solicitor working in entertainment law. In September 2006, according to The Times, Lord Frederick was hired as an analyst at the investment bank JPMorgan in London.[1]

On St Valentine's Day (14 February) 2009, Lord Frederick became engaged to actress Sophie Winkleman.[2] The Queen consented to the marriage, as required under the Royal Marriages Act 1772,[3] and they were married at Hampton Court on 12 September 2009.[4]

The couple welcomed their first child, daughter Maud Elizabeth Daphne Marina, at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center on 15 August 2013 in Los Angeles.[5] Maud is named after two English princesses, Princess Maud of Wales and the former's niece Princess Maud, Countess of Southesk; Queen Elizabeth II; her mother's grandmother Daphne; and her father's grandmother, Princess Marina. She was baptised at St James Palace in December 2013 and has Princess Eugenie of York amongst her godparents.[6][7]



  1. ^ Prufrock: TV show becomes reality for Vodafone, The Times, 3 September 2006.
  2. ^ "Freddie Windsor to marry actress". BBC News. 15 February 2009. 
  3. ^ Privy Council Orders for 10 June 2009
  4. ^ "Royal wedding: Lord Frederick Windsor marries Sophie Winkleman". The Daily Telegraph (London). 12 September 2009. Retrieved 11 May 2010. 
  5. ^ Dixon, Hayley (16 August 2013). "Prince and Princess Michael of Kent welcome first grandchild". The Telegraph (London). Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  6. ^ English, Rebecca; Waterlow, Lucy (16 December 2013). "Lord Freddie Windsor and Sophie Winkleman's daughter is christened". Daily Mail (London). 
  7. ^ Palmer, Richard (17 December 2013). "Recycling royals: Baby Maud wears same christening dress as Prince George on her big day". Sunday Express. 
British royalty
Preceded by
Prince Michael of Kent
Line of succession to the British throne
grandson of George, son of George V
Succeeded by
Maud Windsor