Edward Windsor, Lord Downpatrick

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Lord Downpatrick
Born Edward Edmund Maximilian George Windsor
(1988-12-02) 2 December 1988 (age 28)
London, England, UK
Religion Roman Catholic
prev. Church of England
Parent(s) 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]

Lord St Andrews is the elder son of the Duke and Duchess of Kent. As such he is Lord Downpatrick, after his father, heir to the Dukedom of Kent. 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.

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.


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.[3]



  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. ^ "Matriculation 2007–8 — At undergraduate level" (PDF). The Record. Keble College, Oxford: 91. 2008.