Earl of Inverness
Earl of Inverness ( Scottish Gaelic : Iarla Inbhir Nis ) is a hereditary British title of nobility awarded four times in the Peerage of the United Kingdom . The title has always been created as a subordinate title for a member of the British royal family . The title is named after the Scottish city of Inverness .
The title was first given on November 27, 1801 together with the titles Duke of Sussex and Baron Arklow to Prince Augustus Frederick , the sixth son of King George III. awarded. Since he did not leave a legitimate heir, the titles expired on his death on April 21, 1843.
The second award of the title was on May 24, 1892 together with the titles of Duke of York and Baron Killarney to Prince Georg , the second son of King Edward VII. When his father died in 1910, he succeeded him as King George V and his titles were merged with the crown.
In the third award, the title was awarded on June 3, 1920 together with the titles Duke of York and Baron Killarney to Prince Albert , the second son of King George V. When his brother King Edward VIII abdicated in 1936, he succeeded him as King George VI . and his titles merged with the crown.
In the fourth award, the title was awarded on July 23, 1986 together with the titles Duke of York and Baron Killyleagh to Prince Andrew, the second son of Queen Elizabeth II . Since he has no sons, there is currently no heir apparent .
List of title owners
Earls of Inverness, first bestowal (1801)
- Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex (1773–1843)
Earls of Inverness, second bestowal (1892)
- Prince George, Duke of York (1865–1936), merged with the Crown in 1910
Earls of Inverness, third award (1920)
- Prince Albert, Duke of York (1895–1952), merged with the Crown in 1936
Earls of Inverness, fourth award (1986)
- Prince Andrew, Duke of York (* 1960)
- Charles Kidd, David Williamson: Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage. St Martin's Press, New York 1990.
- Leigh Rayment's Peerage Page