Alexander Windsor, Earl of Ulster
|Earl of Ulster|
|Born||Alexander Patrick Gregers Richard Windsor
24 October 1974
St Mary's Hospital, London, England
|Alma mater||King's College London|
|Title||Earl of Ulster (by courtesy)|
|Spouse(s)||Claire Booth (m. 2002)|
|Years of service||1998–2008|
|Unit||King's Royal Hussars|
Major Alexander Patrick Gregers Richard Windsor, Earl of Ulster (born 24 October 1974) is a retired British Army officer. He is the only son of Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, and Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester. At the time of his birth he was ninth in the line of succession to the British throne and is currently 27th as of June 2018[update].
Education and career
Ulster was commissioned in the King's Royal Hussars on 10 April 1998 as a subaltern (second lieutenant) with seniority from 14 April 1995; he was given the service number 548299. He was promoted to lieutenant on 10 April 1998 with seniority from 14 April 1997, and to the rank of captain on 16 October 2000. He saw active service in Northern Ireland, Kosovo in 2002, as well as Iraq. He served in the MND(SE) as an Information Operations staff officer. In Basrah he was responsible for advising on divisional level KLE, monitoring atmospherics within the city and advising on the communications strategy pertinent to the handover of Basrah Palace. On 14 January 2003, he transferred from a Short Service Commission to an Intermediate Regular Commission. On 28 April 2008, he was appointed to the Reserve of Officers, signalling his retirement from the British Army with the rank of acting major.
Since leaving military service, Ulster has worked as director of Transnational Crisis Project.
Ulster married Claire Alexandra Booth (born 29 December 1977), a physician, on 22 June 2002 at the Queen's Chapel, St. James's Palace. Born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, she went to King's College, London to study medicine, graduating with an MBBS degree in 2001. She subsequently graduated from University College, London with an MSc in 2007 and PhD degree in 2012. She is the elder child of Robert Booth, FCMI, of Weston Turville, Buckinghamshire (born 1948 at Rotherham and a scion of the ancient Cheshire Booth family) by his wife Barbara Patricia, daughter of Wilfred Robert Hitchin. Lady Ulster qualified as a paediatric specialist registrar, after which she became a consultant paediatrician.
The couple have two children:
- Xan Richard Anders Windsor, Lord Culloden (born 12 March 2007) who is currently 28th in line to the British throne
- Lady Cosima Rose Alexandra Windsor (born 20 May 2010) who is currently 29th in line to the British throne
Ulster is 27th in the line of succession to the British throne as of June 2018[update].
|Ancestors of Alexander Windsor, Earl of Ulster|
- – General Service Medal
- – NATO Kosovo Medal
- – Iraq Medal
- – Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal
- – Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal
- – Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal
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- "No. 58811". The London Gazette (Supplement). 2 September 2008. p. 13339.
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- "ULSTER - Births Announcements". announcements.telegraph.co.uk. Telegraph Announcements. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
Alexander Windsor, Earl of UlsterBorn: 24 October 1974
|Lines of succession|
The Duke of Gloucester
|Succession to the British throne
Earl of Ulster
(grandson of Henry, son of George V)
|Orders of precedence in the United Kingdom|
The Duke of Fife
Earl of Ulster
Earl of St Andrews