Duke of Kent and Strathearn

Dukedom of Kent and Strathearn
Coat of Arms of Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent and Strathearn.svg
Creation date23 April 1799
MonarchKing George III
PeeragePeerage of Great Britain
First holderPrince Edward
Last holderPrince Edward
Remainder tothe 1st Duke's heirs male of the body lawfully begotten
Subsidiary titlesEarl of Dublin
Extinction date23 January 1820

Duke of Kent and Strathearn is a title that was created once in the Peerage of Great Britain.


Several Earls of Kent had previously been created in the Peerage of England. Henry Grey, 12th Earl of Kent was created Duke of Kent in 1710, but the title became extinct upon his death in 1740.

On 23 April 1799, the double dukedom of Kent and Strathearn was given, along with the Earldom of Dublin, to King George III's fourth son, Prince Edward Augustus.[1] After the Union of Great Britain, the Hanoverian kings liked to grant double titles (one from one constituent country, one from another) to emphasise unity.

Edward had only one child, a daughter, Princess Alexandrina Victoria (the future Queen Victoria). Upon Edward's death in 1820, the dukedom of Kent and Strathearn became extinct, as he had no legitimate male heir.

Duke Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Prince Edward
House of Hanover
also: Earl of Dublin (1799)
Prince Edward 25 November 1743
son of King George III and Queen Charlotte
Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
1 child
23 January 1820
aged 52
Prince Edward and Princess Victoria had no sons and all his titles became extinct on his death.

See also

Notes and references

  1. ^ "No. 15126". The London Gazette. 23 April 1799. p. 372.

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