David Carnegie, 4th Duke of Fife

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The Duke of Fife
Born (1961-03-03) 3 March 1961 (age 54)
Tenure 22 June 2015 – present
Predecessor James, Duke of Fife
Spouse(s) Caroline Carnegie, Duchess of Fife (m. 1987)

David Charles Carnegie, 4th Duke of Fife (b. 3 March 1961, Marylebone, London), styled Earl of Macduff until 1992, and then Earl of Southesk, until succeeding his father on 22 June 2015, is the only son of the late James, Duke of Fife and his former wife Catherine Dewar, and the present Duke of Fife. As a great-great-grandson of King 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 BA.[1] He was also educated at Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester, Glouchestershire.[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 lives at Kinnaird Castle in Angus, Scotland;[1] Kinnaird is one of the Carnegie family seats.

Marriage and family[edit]

The Duke married Caroline Anne Bunting, only daughter of Martin Brian Bunting and Veronica Mary Cope, on 16 June 1987 in London.[2][3] They have three sons:[4]

  • Charles Duff Carnegie, Earl of Southesk (born 1 July 1989)
  • Lord George William Carnegie (born 23 March 1991)
  • Lord Hugh Alexander Carnegie (born 10 June 1993)

Other titles[edit]

  • 13th Earl of Southesk (Peerage of Scotland)
  • 4th Earl of Macduff (Peerage of the United Kingdom)
  • 13th Lord Carnegie of Kinnaird (Peerage of Scotland)
  • 13th Lord Carnegie, of Kinnaird and Leuchars (Peerage of Scotland)
  • 5th Baron Balinhard of Farnell in the County of Forfar (Peerage of the United Kingdom)
  • 10th Carnegie Baronet (Baronetage of Nova Scotia)

Titles and styles[edit]

  • Earl of Macduff (1961–1992)
  • Earl of Southesk (1992–2015)
  • His Grace the Duke of Fife (2015 – present)


Ancestry[edit]

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].
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
James Carnegie
Duke of Fife
2nd creation
2015-present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
James Carnegie
Earl of Southesk
2015-present
Succeeded by
Incumbent