William Cavendish, Earl of Burlington

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William Cavendish, Earl of Burlington (born 6 June 1969), professionally also known by the name Bill Burlington, is a photographer and the son and heir of the 12th Duke of Devonshire. He was styled Earl of Burlington before his father's succession to the Dukedom of Devonshire, and has not assumed the title Marquess of Hartington as previous heirs apparent to the Dukedom have done.


Lord Burlington was educated at Eton College and University of Cambridge.[1] He subsequently studied photography under Jorge Lewinski.[2]

On 23 December 2006 his engagement to the former model, fashion editor, and stylist Laura Montagu (former wife of The Hon. Orlando Montagu, younger son of the 11th Earl of Sandwich) was announced in The Times. The couple married on 31 March 2007, but the wedding was not announced until early August. They have two children, a daughter and a son:

  • Lady Maud Cavendish (born in March 2009)
  • James Cavendish, Lord Cavendish (born 12 December 2010) - second in line of succession to the Dukedom of Devonshire

Books with photographs by Bill Burlington[edit]


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Orders of precedence in the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Henry Russell, Marquess of Tavistock
Earl of Burlington
Succeeded by
George Spencer-Churchill, Marquess of Blandford
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Line of succession to the
Dukedom of Devonshire

1st position
Succeeded by
Lord Cavendish