Alternative History
Prince Alexander
Duke of Edinburgh(more)

The Duke of Edinburgh Platinum Jubilee official portrait
Born The Prince Alexander
14 April, 1955 (1955-04-14) (age 67)
Buckingham Palace, London, England
Spouse Lady Sarah Spencer (m. 1983)
Full name
Alexander William Frederick Edward Windsor
House Windsor
Father George VII
Mother Anne Penelope Marian Herbert
Religion Church of England
Alma mater
  • Ludgrove School
  • Eton College
  • Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
  • Britannia Royal Naval College
  • RAF College Cranwell
  • Trinity College, Cambridge
  • Christ Church, Oxford

Prince Alexander, Duke of Edinburgh (Alexander William Frederick Edward;b.14 April 1955)

Early Life

Alexander was named after his great-great grandmother,Queen Alexandra’s masculine form, also from his father’s middle names and his great-grand uncles, The Duke of Kent and Strathearn and The Earl of Athlone. He was also named after King Alexander of Scotland.

Alexander is known as “Alex” between his family and friends. It was a pseudonym of his father in the Armed forces during WWII.


14 April 1955- 27 September 1982: His Royal Highness The Prince Alexander

Since 27 September 1982: His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh

The hereditary titles of Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Greenwich, and Baron Ballymena were announced on 29 April 2011 and formally patented on 26 May that year.