Friday, February 26, 2021

Aristocratic Engagement With Royal Antecedents: Capt Frederick Wellesley & Capt Katherine Lambert

Lord Frederick Wellesley.

Lord Frederick Wellesley pictured behind Prince Jean Christophe Napoléon.

Lord Frederick Wellesley.

On 25 February 2021, Nicholas Lambert placed the following announcement in The Telegraph announcing the engagement of his daughter:
The engagement is announced between Captain Frederick Wellesley, The Blues and Royals, younger son of the Duke and Duchess of Wellington, and Captain Katherine Lambert, Royal Engineers, elder daughter of Mr and Mrs Nicholas Lambert.

The Duke and Duchess of Wellington with the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.

Born on 30 September 1992 at London, Lord Frederick Charles Wellesley is the fifth and youngest child of the Duke and Duchess of Wellington. Frederick's parents are Charles Wellesley, 9th Duke of Wellington (b.1945), and Princess Antonia of Prussia (b.1955). Through his mother, he is a grandson of Prince Friedrich of Prussia, the subject of a recent article in the European Royal History Journal, and his wife Lady Brigid Guinness, of the Earls of Iveagh. Frederick Wellesley has four elder siblings: Arthur Wellesley, Earl of Mornington (b.1978; married Jemma Kidd); Lady Honor Wellesley (b.1979; married the Hon. Orlando Montagu); Lady Mary Wellesley (b.1986); and Lady Charlotte Wellesley (b.1990; married Alejandro Santo Domingo). Lord Frederick Wellesley studied at Eton and then went on to the Royal Academy Sandhurst. In 2016, he joined the Blues and Royals, where he has achieved the rank of captain. 

King James: the common ancestor of Frederick and Katherine.

Born on 25 July 1992, Katherine Emma Lambert is the daughter of Nicholas Thomas Lambert (b.1957) and Fiona Jane Burn, who married in 1989. Katherine Lambert attended the Royal Academy Sandhurst; she joined the Royal Engineers, where she has achieved the rank of captain. Katherine and Frederick are thirteenth cousins through their mutual descent from King James VI and I of Scotland and England and Ireland.


Our congratulations to the happy couple and their families!

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