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James, Earl of Wessex

Title: James, Earl of Wessex
Full Name: James Alexander Philip Theo Mountbatten-Windsor
Father: Prince Edward, Duke of Edinburgh
Mother: Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh
Born: December 17, 2007 at Frimley Park Hospital, Surrey
Current Age: 16 years, 6 months, and 28 days

James, Earl of Wessex, is the second child and son of Prince Edward, Duke of Edinburgh and Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh. He was born in Frimley Park Hospital, Surrey, on 17 December 2007, and was the first grandson of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip to be born for 23 years since Prince Harry.

He became Earl of Wessex on 10 March 2023 when his father Edward became Duke of Edinburgh. He will not inherit the title Duke of Edinburgh upon his father's death, however he is heir apparent to his father's hereditary titles of Earl of Wessex and Viscount Severn.