David Carnegie, 4th Duke of Fife.

 Today, His Grace The Duke of Fife celebrates his sixtieth birthday.


Charles Carnegie, Duke of Fife, in 1985.
Photograph by Allan Warren.

Born on 3 March 1961 at London, David Charles Carnegie was the only son of Charles Carnegie (1929-2015), 3rd Duke of Fife, and his former wife the Hon. Caroline Dewar (b.1934), who married in 1956. David has one elder sister: Lady Alexandra Carnegie (b.1959; married Mark Etherington). David’s parents Charles and Caroline divorced in 1966. 

On 16 June 1987 at London, David Carnegie, then Earl of Macduff, married Caroline Anne Bunting (b.13 November 1961), daughter of Martin Brian Bunting and Veronica Mary Cope. David and Caroline have three sons: Lord Charles Duff Carnegie (b.1989; now Earl of Southesk; married Camille Ascoli), Lord George William Carnegie (b.1991), and Lord Hugh Alexander Carnegie (b.1993).

Princess Eugenie of York and the Duke of Fife.
Photograph (c) Alamy.

After the death of his father in 2015, David succeeded as the 4th Duke of Fife. The Duke and Duchess of Fife live at Elsick House, which is the family home of the ducal family.

The Duke of Fife with the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh.
Photograph (c) Getty Images.

The Duke of Fife is the paternal grandson of Charles Carnegie (1893-1992), 11th Earl of Southesk, and Princess Maud of Fife (1893-1945). The duke is also the paternal great-grandson of Alexander Duff (1849-1912), 1st Duke of Fife, and Princess Louise of Great Britain (1867-1931). Owing to his descent from Queen Victoria, the Duke of Fife is in line to the succession of the British throne. He is a second cousin once removed of HM The Queen.

Many happy returns of the day to His Grace!

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