The death of Queen Elizabeth II moved the entire world. Over her time as the monarch, Queen Elizabeth II has served not only her subjects but also her family. The Royal Highness died at the Balmoral Castle back in Scotland at the age of 96 on 8th September 2022. Following this sad incident, the entire Royal Family gathered for Queen Elizabeth II one last time. Queen Elizabeth II was married to Prince Philip and together they were blessed with four children namely Charles, Anne, Andrew, and Edward.
After the Royal Family was again in the spotlight, the dedicated followers wanted to know more about Prince Edward. So, who is Prince Edward and with whom is he married? Here is everything you need to know about Prince Edward.
Prince Edward Is Queen Elizabeth II’s Youngest Child
The Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward who is now going to Duke of Edinburgh is the youngest of all the children of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. Born on 10th March 1964 at the famous Buckingham Palace, Prince Edward is 58 years old now. He was christened back on 2nd May 1964 in the Royal family’s private chapel located at the gorgeous Windsor Castle by the respected Dean of Windsor, Robin Woods.
Prince Edward has served in the Royal Marines for a considerable period of time. After that, he was seen working as a theatre production assistant at the renowned Really Useful Theatre Company. Then he went forward to assist in TV production. His interest has driven him to be the founder of the company, Ardent Productions.
The company struggled to achieve success and had financial difficulties. So, Edward quit in 2002 and then started with his full-time duties of the royal family.
Now Edwards has patronage within more than 70 charities well as organizations. Some of the most prominent names are National Youth Theatre, the British Paralympic Association as well as Recreation Alliance. He is mainly associated with charity works of the arts, athletics, and more. So, Prince Edward is quite a famous name amongst the people of Britain.
Who Is Prince Edward’s Wife? Known About Sophie Rhys-Jones
Prince Edward exchanged vows to Sophie Rhys-Jones who served as a public relations executive back in 1994. After the couple fell in love, they got officially engaged in January 1999. Prince Edward popped the question with a gorgeous Asprey and Garrard engagement ring that is rumored to have an overall estimate of 105,000 pounds. Of course, Sophie said yes and the royal wedding happened on 19th June 1999 at the beautiful St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
His wedding was a bit different from that of his brothers who tied knots having grand celebrations at Westminster Abbey or St. Paul’s Cathedral. Sophie is now the Countess of Wessex and the couple has two beautiful children. Their first child, Lady Louise Windsor was welcomed into this world on 8th November 2008. On the other hand, James Viscount Severn was born on 17th, 2007.
Prince Edward Was Mourning His Mother’s Death
During the funeral of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Edward was seen shedding tears. He was at the procession along with the other royal members. Duchess Sophie was right by her side to support her husband during this sad moment. She even revealed to Sky News back in 2016 that Edward was pretty close with his mother. He loved Her Majesty and her sudden death was pretty hard on him.
Prince Edward even shared his sadness on social media and penned down his thoughts over his mother’s death. He wrote, “As a family, we have grown up learning to share our parents, especially our beloved mama, with the Nation, her Realms and the Commonwealth,” as seen on the royal family’s Instagram account on Friday, September 16.
The post had shown the couple lighting candles when the vigil was happening in Westminster Hall on Friday. Prince Edward was heard saying, “We have been overwhelmed by the tide of emotion that has engulfed us and the sheer number of people who have gone out of their way to express their own love, admiration, and respect to such a very special and unique person who was always there for us,” “And now, we are there for her, united in grief. Thank you for your support, you have no idea how much it means.” “May God bless Her Majesty and may her memory be long cherished even as the baton she has carried for these past 70 years now passes to the next generation and to my brother, Charles. Long Live The King.”
Of course, the passing of the Queen has created a void in their life but he seems to be coming to terms with reality. We hope that Prince Edwards and the entire Royal Family find peace in these difficult times.