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Alexander Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, 16th Duke of Hamilton

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alexander, 16th Duke of HamiltonAlexander Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, 16th Duke of Hamilton and 13th Duke of Brandon (born 31 March 1978) is a Scottish nobleman, the son of Angus Douglas-Hamilton, 15th Duke of Hamilton and Sarah Scott.

He was educated at Keil School, Dumbarton and Gordonstoun in Scotland.

He was styled Marquess of Douglas and Clydesdale from birth until 2010 when his father died and he inherited the dukedom. He is currently styled His Grace The Duke of Hamilton and Brandon. He is Hereditary Keeper of the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

 

The Duke married Sophie Ann Rutherford (born 8 December, 1976) - an interior designer, daughter of Mr Hubert Rutherford (b 1940), of Roxburghshire and Mrs Isabel Rutherford, of Edinburgh. The couple had announced their engagement in March, and were married by the Rev Neil Gardner at Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh on Saturday 7th May 2011.

Their son and heir, Douglas Charles Douglas-Hamilton, styled Marquess of Douglas & Clydesdale, born 9 July, 2012.

 

His presumptive heir is his younger brother, The Lord John William Douglas-Hamilton.

 

16th Duke of Hamilton
The Duke is the the Hereditary Bearer of the Crown of Scotland, seen here at the State Opening of the Scottish Parliament, 30 June 2011

 

 

 

 

 



 

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