60 Facts About Prince Edward

1. Prince Edward is bound to cringe at clips of his disastrous It's a Royal Knockout.

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2. Prince Edward met Prince Edward in 1987 while working at Capital Radio, though he was dating her friend at the time.

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3. Prince Edward was born on March 10, 1964, and is the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip.

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4. The Prince Edward is currently involved with over 79 organisations often championing charities that provide opportunities for young people.

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5. Prince Edward refused to give up Mrs Simpson and instead chose to relinquish the throne.

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6. Prince Andrew and Prince Edward were sent there by their parents.

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7. Prince Edward is the 10th, and longest-serving Grand Master of UGLE, the governing body of Freemasonry in England and Wales.

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8. Prince Edward has served as Royal Patron of The Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn since 2001, a position previously occupied by his father.

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9. Prince Edward serves as the president of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, a position in which he succeeded his late mother, Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent.

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10. Prince Edward was the vice chairman of the British Overseas Trade Board.

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11. Prince Edward has acted as Counsellor of State during periods of the Queen's absence abroad.

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12. Prince Edward was promoted to Major-General on 11 June 1983 and to Field Marshal on 11 June 1993.

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13. Prince Edward was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel on 30 June 1973.

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14. Prince Edward was promoted to Major on 31 December 1967.

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15. Prince Edward was promoted to captain on 29 July 1961.

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16. Prince Edward was baptised in the Private Chapel of Buckingham Palace on 20 November 1935 by the Archbishop of Canterbury Cosmo Lang.

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17. Prince Edward is patron of the Institute of Advanced Motorists, an independent road safety charity which specialises in training and advice for post-licence drivers and riders.

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18. Prince Edward is president of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, presenting the trophies to the Wimbledon champion and runner-up, and served as the United Kingdom's Special Representative for International Trade and Investment, retiring in 2001.

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19. In 1982, Prince Edward left Gordonstoun with several A-levels and registered for two terms at the Collegiate School in Wanganui, New Zealand.

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20. Prince Edward was a bookish child, who preferred to spend time alone.

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21. Prince Edward became ruler of the newly created English principality of Aquitaine in 1363 and, with his wife Joan of Kent, maintained a brilliant court at Bordeaux.

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22. Prince Edward was active in the reform plans as set forth in the "Good Parliament" of 1376, but his death caused much of this work to remain undone.

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23. Prince Edward continued to play an active role in the government and in military matters.

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24. Prince Edward walked to the chapel for the late afternoon ceremony with his two supporters, Prince Charles and Prince Andrew.

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25. Prince Edward lost one of his good friends during the siege upon Romorantin in 1356.

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26. Prince Edward was his parents' oldest child and the first of their 13 children.

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27. Prince Edward is the first titled Prince of Wales who did not become King of England.

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28. Prince Edward achieved the first victory in his military career—the Battle of Crecy—when he was only 16 years old.

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29. At the tender age of eight years old, Prince Edward was appointed guardian of the kingdom.

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30. Prince Edward Island's population is relatively evenly divided between rural and urban communities.

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31. In June 2011, Prince Edward visited Baltimore to meet the students and staff of the Living Classrooms Foundation and encourage them to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award's programme.

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32. Prince Edward proposed to Sophie with an Asprey and Garrard engagement ring worth an estimated £105,000: a two-carat oval diamond flanked by two heart-shaped gemstones set in 18-carat white gold.

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33. Prince Edward met Sophie Rhys-Jones, then a public relations executive with her own firm, in 1994.

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34. In 1993, Prince Edward formed the television production company Ardent Productions.

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35. In 1986, on leaving university, Prince Edward joined the Royal Marines, who had paid £12,000 towards his tuition at Cambridge University on condition of future service.

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36. Upon his return to Britain, Prince Edward matriculated at Jesus College, Cambridge, where he read history.

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37. Prince Edward succeeded Prince Philip as president of the Commonwealth Games Federation and opened the 1990 Commonwealth Games in New Zealand and the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Malaysia.

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38. Prince Edward gave Sophie an engagement ring featuring an oval diamond between two heart shaped diamonds.

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39. In 1990 Prince Edward reacted angrily to persistent rumours he had more than a friendship with the singer Michael Ball.

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40. On June 15, 1987, Prince Edward produced the charity fundraiser It's a Royal Knockout.

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41. Prince Edward is 6ft tall, 2 inches taller than brother Charles.

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42. Prince Edward Island's documented music history begins in the 19th century with religious music, some written by the local pump and block maker and organ-importer, Watson Duchemin.

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43. In recent decades, Prince Edward Island's population has shown statistically significant and abnormally high rates of diagnosed rare cancers, particularly in rural areas.

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44. Prince Edward Island's population is largely white; there are few visible minorities.

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45. Prince Edward has been called "Father of the Canadian Crown".

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46. Prince Edward lives with his family at the historic Bagshot Park in Surrey.

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47. Prince Edward holds 4 degrees: his BA in History from Cambridge, and 2 honorary degrees.

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48. Prince Edward continues to play today when he has the time.

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49. Prince Edward started training as an Officer Cadet in the Royal Marines in 1986.

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50. Prince Edward excelled at drama and completed his A-levels in History, English Literature and Economic and Political Studies.

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51. Prince Edward asked his brothers to be his Supporters, and guests wore evening attire, without hats, as requested.

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52. Prince Edward shares his birthday with a number of celebrities, including: Emeli Sande, Sepp Blatter and Tudor aristocrat and uncle to Anne Boleyn, Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk.

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53. Prince Edward met his future wife, Sophie Rhys-Jones at a tennis event in 1993.

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54. Prince Edward was born on 10 March 1964 at Buckingham Palace, as the third son and youngest child of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh.

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55. Prince Edward paid a visit to pupils at Neston High School on Monday.

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56. Prince Edward was on the Windsor Grounds while his mom was there.

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57. Prince Edward speaks fluent French, having been raised in a house where, according to the words of his younger brother Prince Michael of Kent, his mother and aunts spoke French as a matter of preference.

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58. Prince Edward began his schooling at Ludgrove, a preparatory school in Berkshire, before going on to Eton College and then Le Rosey in Switzerland.

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59. Prince Edward was born on 9 October 1935, at No 3 Belgrave Square, London.

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60. Prince Edward was born in Hartford on Jan 1, 1957, and was a son of the late Louis and Maude Galli.

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