Lord Frederick Windsor

Lord Frederick Windsor
Lord Frederick Windsor

Lord Frederick "Freddie" Michael George David Louis Windsor (April 6, 1979 in Paddington, London, United Kingdom) is the 30th in the line of succession to the British throne. He is the son of His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent and Princess Michael, the former Baroness Marie-Christine von Reibnitz. He has a sister named Gabriella, born in 1981.

Prince Michael's marriage to a Roman Catholic disbarred him from succession to the British Throne under the provisions of the Act of Settlement 1701. However, Frederick was brought up in the Anglican communion and thus keeps his place in the line of succession.

He was educated at Sunningdale School, Eton College, and Magdalen College in Oxford University in classical literature. He has also been a trainee at a bank, been exposed in the press for using cocaine, and has done modelling in a campaign for Burberry. His conviction for cocaine possession was later overturned and he successfully sued the Daily Mail over the story.

A sometime music journalist, he plans to become a solicitor working in entertainment law. As he told one newspaper columnist, "I can't stand doing anything dull like EU or trust stuff."

According to numerous stories published in 2002, notably one published in the Mail on Sunday, Lord Freddie also was a committee member of a now-defunct homosexual men's club known as Sweet Suite.

Before the limitations on royal titles of 1917, Lord Frederick as a great-grandson of a Sovereign in the male line would have been known as "His Highness Prince Frederick of Kent". He does however technically remain "His Serene Highness Prince Frederick of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Duke Frederick of Saxony", although these titles have not been used since 1917.


Preceded by:
Estella Taylor
Line of Succession to the British Throne Succeeded by:
The Lady Gabriella Windsor

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