James Robert Bruce Ogilvy (born 29 February 1964) is the elder child and only son of Sir Angus Ogilvy and Princess Alexandra of Kent.
Early life and family
Ogilvy was born in Thatched House Lodge, Richmond Park, Surrey and was the first of four children born to royalty in 1964. Ogilvy was baptised by Arthur Michael Ramsey, Archbishop of Canterbury with Queen Elizabeth II as among his seven godparents. When he was born he was 13th in the line of succession to the British throne. As of May 2016, he is 51st.
Education and professional life
Ogilvy attended Heatherdown Preparatory School, Eton College, and the University of St Andrews.
He is the publisher and founder of Luxury Briefing, a magazine launched in 1996, and has served on numerous boards of directors.
He married Julia Caroline Rawlinson on 30 July 1988 at St Mary the Virgin Church in Saffron Walden, Essex. The couple has two children. They are also in the line of succession:
- Flora Alexandra Ogilvy (born 15 December 1994 in Edinburgh, Scotland) - She is currently 53rd in line to the British throne.
- Alexander Charles Ogilvy (born 12 November 1996 in Edinburgh, Scotland) - He is currently 52nd in line to the British throne.
He is also a godfather of Princess Eugenie of York, the younger daughter of Andrew, Duke of York, and Sarah, Duchess of York.
Ancestry and succession
His maternal grandparents were Prince George, Duke of Kent, the fourth son of King George V, and Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark, known after her marriage as Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent. Princess Marina was the daughter of Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark and Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia (later known as Princess Nicholas of Greece and Denmark). He has a younger sister, Marina Ogilvy.
In addition to being in line for the throne through his mother, he is in line, through his father, to the Earldom of Airlie.
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