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Earl of Ulster
Born 24 October 1974 (1974-10-24) (age 35)
London, United Kingdom
Other names Alexander Patrick Gregers Richard Windsor
Title Earl of Ulster (by courtesy)
Spouse(s) Claire Booth
Children Xan Windsor, Lord Culloden
Parents Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester
Birgitte Eva van Deurs

Alexander Patrick Gregers Richard Windsor, Earl of Ulster (born 24 October 1974) is the only son of the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester. As the eldest son and heir of the Duke of Gloucester, he is styled Earl of Ulster. He attended Eton College and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, and at King's College London where he obtained a BA degree in War Studies in 1996.

He was married on 22 June 2002 to Claire Booth, a physician, in the Queen's Chapel, St. James's Palace, London.

Lord Ulster was commissioned into the King's Royal Hussars in 1995 and has been a Captain since 2000; he saw active service in Kosovo in 2002. Lord Ulster has been even more rarely in the public eye than his two sisters, Lady Davina Lewis and Lady Rose Gilman.

Lord Ulster is currently 20th in the line of succession to the British Throne and serves as London Programmme Manager for the Transnational Crisis Project.[1]

Lord and Lady Ulster had their first child, Xan Richard Anders, styled Lord Culloden by courtesy, on 12 March 2007.


Titles, styles, honours and arms



  • 24 October 1974 – Earl of Ulster

Patrilineal descent

Alexander Windsor, Earl of Ulster's patriline is the line from which he is descended father to son.

His patrilineal descent (the principle behind membership in Germanic royal houses) can be traced back through the generations -- which means that if Earl of Ulster were to choose an historically accurate house name it would be Wettin, as all his male-line ancestors have been members.

The line diverges from the British royal line at Victoria's husband, Prince Albert, and from then on follows his paternal ancestors.

Descent before Conrad the Great is taken from and may be inaccurate.

House of Wettin

  1. Burkhard I, Duke of Thuringia, d. 870
  2. Burchard, Duke of Thuringia, 836 - 908
  3. (possibly) Burkhard III of Grabfeldgau, 866 - 913
  4. Dedi I, Count in the Hessegau, 896 - 957
  5. (probably) Dietrich I, Count of Wettin, d. 976
  6. (possibly) Dedi II, Count in the Hessegau, 946 - 1009
  7. Dietrich II of Wettin, 991 - 1034
  8. Thimo I, Count of Wettin, d. 1099
  9. Thimo II the Brave, Count of Wettin, d. 1118
  10. Conrad, Margrave of Meissen, 1098 - 1157
  11. Otto II, Margrave of Meissen, 1125 - 1190
  12. Dietrich I, Margrave of Meissen, 1162 - 1221
  13. Henry III, Margrave of Meissen, c. 1215 - 1288
  14. Albert II, Margrave of Meissen, 1240 - 1314
  15. Frederick I, Margrave of Meissen, 1257 - 1323
  16. Frederick II, Margrave of Meissen, 1310 - 1349
  17. Frederick III, Landgrave of Thuringia, 1332 - 1381
  18. Frederick I, Elector of Saxony, 1370 - 1428
  19. Frederick II, Elector of Saxony, 1412 - 1464
  20. Ernest, Elector of Saxony, 1441 - 1486
  21. John, Elector of Saxony, 1468 - 1532
  22. John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony, 1503 - 1554
  23. Johann Wilhelm, Duke of Saxe-Weimar, 1530 - 1573
  24. John II, Duke of Saxe-Weimar, 1570 - 1605
  25. Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Gotha, 1601 - 1675
  26. John Ernest IV, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, 1658 - 1729
  27. Francis Josias, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, 1697 - 1764
  28. Ernest Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, 1724 - 1800
  29. Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, 1750 - 1806
  30. Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, 1784 - 1844
  31. Albert, Prince Consort, 1819 - 1861
  32. Edward VII of the United Kingdom, 1841 - 1910
  33. George V of the United Kingdom, 1865 - 1936
  34. The Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, 1900-1974
  35. Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, 1944-
  36. Alexander Windsor, Earl of Ulster, 1974-


  1. ^ Transnational Crisis Project - Alexander Ulster
Alexander Windsor, Earl of Ulster
Cadet branch of the House of Wettin
Born: 24 October 1974
Royal titles
Preceded by
The Duke of Gloucester
Line of succession to the British Throne
20th position
Succeeded by
Lord Culloden
Line of succession to the throne of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
11th position
Line of succession to the Dukedom of Gloucester
1st position
United Kingdom order of precedence
Preceded by
The Duke of Fife
Earl of Ulster
Succeeded by
Earl of St Andrews


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