Saturday, September 5, 2020

The Earl of Southesk gets married


The Earl of Southesk married Camile Ascoli today, September 5, a according to an announcement in the French newspaper, le Figaro.  Unfortunately, the full announcement is behind the paper's paywall.  Lord Southesk, 31, is the heir to the Duke of Fife.   He is a descendant of Queen Victoria and William IV, the latter through an illegitimate line.

The wedding took place at Kinnaird Castle in Angus, Scotland.  Only 30 guests were able to attend the marriage, due to COVID restrictions.

It is understood that the bride wore the Fife Fringe Tiara, which is on loan to Kensington Palace. The tiara is on display at Kensington Palace, but it has temporarily been removed from the display.

Lord Southesk is the eldest of three sons of the Duke of Fife and his wife, the former Caroline Bunting.

Queen Victoria -- Edward VII -- Louise -- Maud -- James, 3rd Duke of Fife -- David -- Charles

William IV -- Elizabeth Fitzclarence (married to the Earl of Erroll)  -- Lady Agnes Hay (married to Earl of Fife)  -- Alexander Duff, 1st Duke of Fife -- Maud (married to Earl of Southesk) -- James, 3rd Duke of Fife -- Charles, Earl of Southesk.

James succeeded his maternal aunt, HRH Princess Arthur of Connaught, 2nd duchess of Fife in 1956, as her only son, Alistair, 2nd Duke of Connaught, died unmarried in 1943, a year after the death of his grandfather, HRH Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught.

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