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George Windsor, Earl of St Andrews

George Philip Nicholas Windsor, Earl of St Andrews (born 26 June 1962) is the elder son of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent,[2] and his wife Katharine, Duchess of Kent. He is styled Earl of St Andrews, one of his father's subsidiary titles, which he holds by courtesy as heir apparent to the Dukedom of Kent.

George Windsor
George Philip Nicholas Windsor

(1962-06-26) 26 June 1962 (age 57)[1]
OccupationChancellor of the University of Bolton
TitleEarl of St Andrews
RelativesHouse of Windsor

Education and careerEdit

Lord St Andrews was educated at Eton College and Downing College, Cambridge where he earned an MA degree.

A former diplomat, he is a Trustee of the SOS Children's Villages UK charity and a Patron of the Association for International Cancer Research. In April 2012, he also became a Trustee of the Next Century Foundation, a charity working throughout the Middle East. Furthermore, he is a Trustee of the Global eHealth Foundation and Patron of the Welsh Sinfonia. On 30 March 2017, he was installed as Chancellor of the University of Bolton.

Marriage and childrenEdit

On 9 January 1988, St Andrews married Sylvana Tomaselli, a Canadian-born academic, in a registry office at Edinburgh.

The couple has three children: Edward Windsor, Lord Downpatrick, Lady Marina Windsor, and Lady Amelia Windsor.

Succession issuesEdit

St Andrews' wife is a Roman Catholic. According to the Act of Settlement 1701, no person who is Catholic or marries a Catholic could succeed to the throne of any country whose constitution subscribes to that Act. Therefore, from his marriage until 26 March 2015, St Andrews was barred from succession to the throne. After the Succession to the Crown Act 2013 came into effect on 26 March 2015, he is no longer barred from succession and is currently 38th in line (the most senior to be restored to the succession list), although his two older children, as Catholics, are still barred.

The Dukedom of Kent is not subject to the Act of Settlement or the Succession to the Crown Act 2013, so St Andrews' son and heir, Lord Downpatrick, is in line to become the first Roman Catholic duke or earl of Kent since the Reformation.


  1. ^ "Andrew zu Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, Prince of Greece and Denmark". 24 February 2007. Retrieved 4 April 2012.
  2. ^ "The Duke of Kent". The Royal Household. Retrieved 4 April 2012.
George Windsor, Earl of St Andrews
Born: 26 June 1962
Academic offices
Preceded by
Sir Ernest Ryder
Chancellor of the University of Bolton
Lines of succession
Preceded by
The Duke of Kent
Succession to the British throne
(grandson of George, son of George V)
Followed by
Lady Amelia Windsor
Orders of precedence in the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Earl of Ulster
Earl of St Andrews
Succeeded by
Prince George of Cambridge