- NAME: Edward, Earl of Wessex
- OCCUPATION: Philanthropist, Prince, Television Producer
- BIRTH DATE: March 10, 1964 (Age: 49)
- EDUCATION: Gibbs School, Gordonstoun School, Heatherdown Preparatory School, Jesus College, Cambridge
- PLACE OF BIRTH: London, United Kingdom
- Full Name: Edward, Earl of Wessex
- Originally: Edward Antony Richard Louis
- AKA: Prince Edward
- AKA: Earl of Wessex
- ZODIAC SIGN: Pisces
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Edward, Earl of Wessex is son to Queen Elizabeth II and husband to Sophie Rhys-Jones. A former theater and television producer, he remains active in charity.
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In 2003, despite life-threatening complications, the Earl and Countess of Wessex welcomed their first child, a daughter named Lady Louis Windsor. In 2006, Edward and Sophie appeared in the press when their daughter underwent an operation to repair a congenital eye disorder. The following year, the public rejoiced at the birth of the couple’s son, James, Viscount Severn. In recent years, the family has resided at Bagshot Park in Surrey, England.
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