Duke of Sussex
|Dukedom of Sussex|
|Creation date||27 November 1801|
|Peerage||Peerage of the United Kingdom|
|First holder||Prince Augustus Frederick|
|Last holder||Prince Augustus Frederick
1st Duke of Sussex
|Remainder to||the 1st Duke's heirs male of the body lawfully begotten|
|Subsidiary titles||Earl of Inverness
|Extinction date||21 April 1843|
Duke of Sussex was a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was conferred on 27 November 1801 upon The Prince Augustus Frederick, the sixth son of George III. He was made Baron Arklow and Earl of Inverness, at the same time, also in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.
In 1793, Prince Augustus Frederick married the Lady Augusta Murray in Rome. The marriage was subsequently found to be invalid because it contravened the Royal Marriages Act 1772, and his issue from the marriage became illegitimate. Since he had no legitimate issue, the titles became extinct on his death in 1843.
In 1999, during the time leading up to the wedding of The Prince Edward, the youngest son of Elizabeth II, experts had suggested the Dukedom of Sussex or Cambridge as the most likely to be granted to him. Instead, Prince Edward was created Earl of Wessex, and it was announced that he would eventually be created Duke of Edinburgh, a title currently held by his father. There was again speculation that Prince William of Wales might be given the title upon his April 2011 wedding to Catherine Middleton, but he was instead created Duke of Cambridge. In the same year, Prince Harry was reported as a potential recipient of the title.
Dukes of Sussex (1801)
- "His Royal Highness was born with the title Prince Edward, as he is a son of The Sovereign. He was created The Earl of Wessex and Viscount Severn on his marriage in 1999.". Royal.gov.uk. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved 2016-01-09.
- "Kate Middleton will inherit a host of titles". Cambridge News. 16 November 2010. Retrieved 22 April 2014.
- "Prince Harry promised the title Duke of Sussex". Daily Mirror. 17 July 2011. Retrieved 22 April 2014.
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