Prince William Frederick, Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh
Prince William was born on 15 January 1776 in Rome, Italy. His father was Prince William Henry, Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh, the third son of the Prince of Wales. His mother was Maria Walpole, the illegitimate daughter of Edward Walpole and granddaughter of Robert Walpole. As a great grandson of King George II he was styled as a Prince of Great Britain with the style His Highness at birth.
On July 22, 1816 he married The Princess Mary, the fourth daughter of King George III and his cousin. The marriage took place at St. James's Palace in London. On that day, the Prince Regent granted the Duke the style of His Royal Highness.
Titles, Styles, Honours & Arms
- 1776-1805: His Highness Prince William of Gloucester
- 1805-1816: His Highness The Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh
- 1816-1834: His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh
HRH Prince William Henry
|Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh