James Robert Bruce Ogilvy was born 29 February 1964 at Thatched House Lodge in Thatched House Lodge, Richmond Park, Greater London, England, United Kingdom to Angus James Robert Bruce Ogilvy (1928-2004) and Alexandra of Kent (1936-) . He married Julia Caroline Rawlinson (1965) 30 July 1988 in Saffron Walden, Essex, England, United Kingdom. Notable ancestors include Charlemagne (747-814), Alfred the Great (849-899), Henry II of England (1133-1189), William I of England (1027-1087), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Gustav I of Sweden (1496-1560), Robert I of Scotland (1274-1329), Willem van Oranje (1533-1584), Rurik (c832-879), Johan Willem Friso van Nassau-Dietz (1687-1711). Ancestors are from the United Kingdom, Greece, Denmark, Germany, Poland, France, Sweden, Scotland, England, Belgium, Spain, Geneva, the Netherlands, Russia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, Switzerland, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, Latvia, Bohemia, Italy, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Romania, Israel, Ireland, Turkey, Czechoslovakia, the Byzantine Empire.

James Robert Bruce Ogilvy is the elder child and only son of the late Sir Angus Ogilvy and Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy. He was born in Thatched House Lodge, Richmond Park, Surrey. Currently, he is 35th in the line of succession to the British throne.

Ancestry and succession

His maternal grandparents were Prince George, Duke of Kent, the fourth son of King George V of the United Kingdom 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 Grand Duchess Helen Vladimirovna of Russia (later known as Princess Nicholas of Greece). He has a younger sister, Marina Ogilvy.

Ogilvy does not hold any royal title or perform royal duties. His mother, Princess Alexandra, does however perform royal duties on behalf of The Queen, her first cousin. As an extended member of the British Royal Family, James Ogilvy is invited to major royal occasions such as royal weddings and funerals. He accompanied his widowed mother to the wedding of The Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker Bowles in April 2005.

In addition to being in line for the throne, he is in line to the Earldom of Airlie.

He is a godfather of Princess Eugenie of York, the younger daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York.


Offspring of James Robert Bruce Ogilvy and Julia Caroline Rawlinson (1965)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Flora Alexandra Ogilvy (1994)
Alexander Charles Ogilvy (1996)

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