Earl of Inverness

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The title of Earl of Inverness has been created several times in the Peerage of the Peerage of the United Kingdom, each time as a subsidiary title for a member of the royal family. It was created first in 1801 as a subsidiary title of, Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex, sixth son of George III, becoming extinct in 1843. Sussex's second wife (whom he married in contravention of the Royal Marriages Act of 1772) was given the title of Duchess of Inverness, which became extinct upon her death in 1873.

The title was created again in 1920 as a subsidiary title of Prince Albert, second son of George V, who was also created Duke of York at the same time. The title merged in the crown when York succeeded his brother in 1936 to become King George VI.

The title was created a final time in 1986 as a subsidiary title for Queen Elizabeth II's second son, Prince Andrew, Duke of York.

Earls of Inverness, First Creation (1801)

Earls of Inverness, Second Creation (1920)

Earls of Inverness, Third Creation (1986)

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