Duke of York and Albany

Subsidiary titles

Earl of Ulster

First holder

H.S.H. Prince Ernest, Prince-Bishop of Ornasbrück

Last holder

H.R.H. The Prince Frederick


H.R.H. Princess Frederica Charlotte of Prussia

Style of address

His Royal Highness





Duke of York and Albany was a title awarded by Hanoverian Kings to their second sons. The peerage was composed by the York title in England and Albany in Scotland, while the subsidiary title (Ulster) in the Peerage of Ireland.


First creation (1716 - 1728)Edit

Duke Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Prince Ernest Augustus

House of Hanover 1716–1728[1] also: Prince-Bishop of Osnabrück (1715–1728), Earl of Ulster (1716)

[1] 7 September 1674

Osnabrück son of Ernest Augustus, Elector of Brunswick-Lüneburg and Sophia of the Palatinate

never married 14 August 1728

Osnabrück aged 53

Prince Ernest was the younger brother of George I and died without issue

Second creation (1760 - 1767)Edit

Duke Portrait Birth Marriages Death
Prince Edward

House of Hanover 1760–1767[2] also: Earl of Ulster (1760)

[2] 25 March 1739

Norfolk House son of Frederick, Prince of Wales and Augusta of Saxe-Gotha

never married 17 September 1767

Prince's Palace of Monaco aged 28

Rather than the second son of the sovereign, Prince Edward was the second son of Frederick, Prince of Wales, and the younger brother of George III. This Duke of York died without issue at age 28 after a short illness

Third creation (1784 - 1827)Edit

Duke Portrait Birth Marriages Death
The Prince Frederick

House of Hanover 1784–1827[3] also: Earl of Ulster (1784)

[3] 16 August 1763

St. James's Palace son of George III of the United Kingdom andCharlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

Frederica Charlotte of Prussia

29 September 1791 No children

5 January 1827

Rutland House aged 63

Prince Frederick separated from his only wife Frederica Charlotte (with whom he had no children) but was rumoured to have fathered several illegitimate children
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