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