Duke of Sussex

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Dukedom of Sussex
Coat of Arms of Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex.svg
Creation date 27 November 1801
Monarch George III
Peerage Peerage of the United Kingdom
First holder Prince Augustus Frederick
Last holder Prince Augustus Frederick
1st Duke of Sussex
Remainder to the 1st Duke's heirs male of the body lawfully begotten
Subsidiary titles Earl of Inverness
Baron Arklow
Extinction date 21 April 1843

Duke of Sussex was a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was conferred on 27 November 1801 upon The Prince Augustus Frederick, the sixth son of George III. He was made Baron Arklow and Earl of Inverness, at the same time, also in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. Since he had no legitimate issue, the titles became extinct on his death in 1843.

In 1999, during the time leading up to the wedding of The Prince Edward, the youngest son of Elizabeth II, experts had suggested the Dukedom of Sussex or Cambridge as the most likely to be granted to him. Instead, Prince Edward was created Earl of Wessex, and it was announced that he would eventually be created Duke of Edinburgh, a title currently held by his father.[1] There was again speculation that Prince William of Wales might be given the title upon his April 2011 wedding to Catherine Middleton,[2] but he was instead created Duke of Cambridge. In the same year, Prince Harry was reported as a potential recipient of the title.[3]

Dukes of Sussex (1801)

See also


  1. "His Royal Highness was born with the title Prince Edward, as he is a son of The Sovereign. He was created The Earl of Wessex and Viscount Severn on his marriage in 1999". Royal.gov.uk. Retrieved 2016-01-09.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Kate Middleton will inherit a host of titles". Cambridge News. 16 November 2010. Retrieved 22 April 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Prince Harry promised the title Duke of Sussex". Daily Mirror. 17 July 2011. Retrieved 22 April 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>