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Prince Edward was born at Buckingham Palace on March 10, 1964. This photo taken on April 4 shows the Queen with her two youngest sons.
Baby Edward grips the finger of his brother, Andrew, four, as the Queen bends over the crib in Buckingham Palace on June 12, 1964.
The Queen with Princes Andrew and Edward on June 12, 1964.
The Queen with Prince Andrew and a baby Prince Edward driving from Euston on return to London from Balmoral on October 5, 1964.
The Queen, Prince Edward, nine months, and Prince Andrew, The Queen, Prince Edward, nine months, and Prince Andrew, leave Liverpool Street station on December 30, 1964 bound for Sandringham.
The Queen holding Prince Edward on April 21, 1965.
The Royal Family celebrate the Queen’s 39th birthday on April 21, 1964.
Prince Andrew rocks Prince Edward, watched by his mother, Princess Anne, the Prince of Wales, and the Duke of Edinburgh on April 21, 1965.
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh wave from Buckingham Palace's balcony after the Trooping the Colour ceremony on June 12, 1965.
Prince Charles gives his five-year-old brother Prince Edward a ride on a go-kart in the grounds of Windsor Castle in May 1969.
The Royal Family in the grounds of Frogmore House, Windsor, Berkshire, in April 1968.
An intimate family scene at Sandringham in July 1969.
The Duke of Edinburgh receives a polo stick from his son Prince Edward, aged nine, at Windsor Great Park during a Polo match in May 1971.
Prince Edward on his eighth birthday on March 10, 1972.
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh with Princes Andrew and Edward at Balmoral in September 1972.
Edward was a ‘supporter’ – the Royal equivalent of Best Man – at the wedding of Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer in July 1981.
Prince Edward in costume as Lord Zalburg while at Cambridge University in November 1984.
Edward looks on as Prince Andrew kisses his bride Sarah Ferguson on the balcony of Buckingham Palace on their wedding day in July 1986.
His Royal Highness, Prince Edward shows his sense of humour in January 1988.
The Princess of Wales and Prince Edward chatting at a Commonwealth Day reception at Marlborough House in March 1993.
Edward and his fiancée Sophie Rhys-Jones, pictured in January 1999 in the garden of St James's Palace after their engagement was announced.
Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys Jones, the new Earl and Countess of Wessex, on their wedding day in Windsor on June 19, 1999.
The Earl and Countess of Wessex leave with their baby Lady Louise from Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey on November 8, 2003.
The Earl and Countess of Wessex leave Frimley Park Hospital with their newborn baby boy James, Viscount Severn, born December 17, 2007.
The Earl of Wessex with his brother Prince Andrew during the Diamond Jubilee river pageant in June 2012.
This specially commissioned photograph was released to mark Prince Edward's 50th birthday.