George, Earl of St Andrews, is set to become the Duke of Kent, and sister, Lady Helen Taylor, is well-known as an art expert and former muse to Georgio Armani.
Yet Lord Nicholas Windsor, the youngest of the three Kent children, has mostly flown under the radar.
Born on July 25, 1970, he is the third child of Edward,the Duke of Kent who, at 88, is the oldest surviving first cousin of the late Queen Elizabeth.
Lord Nicholas was baptised thatsame year at Windsor Castle and his godparents include King Charles and the late Dr Donald Coggan, former Archbishop of Canterbury.
When he was 11-years-old, Lord Nicholas was chosen to serve as one of Charles’s pageboys for the wedding toDiana Spencer in 1981.
Lord and Lady Nicholas Windsor with two of their sons in 2011
Lord Nicholas is the third child of the Duke and Duchess of Kent, pictured with him in 1970
Nicholas attended Westminster Under School and then Harrow before Harris Manchester College, Oxford, where he studied theology
Lord Nicholas has appeared in multiple Buckingham Palace balcony pictures alongside senior royals over the years.
Nicholas attended Westminster Under School and then Harrow School before moving on to Harris Manchester College, Oxford, where he studied theology.
He first met his Croatian wife Paola Doimi de Lupis Frankopan ubi Zrinski at a party in New York in 1999 to mark the Millennium.
The pair became engaged inJuly 2006. Followinga civil ceremony in October 2006 at a London registry office, they had a Catholic marriage on November 4 in the Church of St Stephen of the Abyssinians in the Vatican.
As required by the Royal Marriages Act 1772, the Queen had to consent to the marriage – the first British royal wedding to take place within the Vatican City State.
Lord and Lady Nicholas welcomed their first child, Albert Louis Philip Edward Windsor, on 22 September 2007 at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London.
He was chosen to serve as one of King Charles’ pageboys when he married the late Diana, Princess of Wales in 1981
He has featured in multiple Buckingham Palace balcony pictures alongside senior royals over the years. Pictured: The Royal Family during Trooping the Colour in June 1981 in London
He met his future wife Paola Doimi de Lupis Frankopan ubi Zrinski, who is a member of one of the most important and famous Croatian noble families, at a party in New York City in 1999. Pictured: The couple at Queen Elizabeth’s 80th birthday party at the Ritz Hotel in 2006
He became the first Windsor to carry the namesince The Queen’s father,King George VI,was born and thefirst royal child to be baptised a Catholic since 1688.
Their second son, Leopold Ernest Augustus Guelph Windsor, was born two years later and their third,Louis Arthur Nicholas Felix Windsor. followed in May 2014.
Lord Nicholas’ mother Katharine, Duchess of Kent, converted to Catholicism in 1994, and in 2001 Nicholas was also received into the Church.
His conversion to Catholicism in 2001 made him the first male-blood royal to become Catholic since Charles II.
As a Catholic convert, he has forfeited his right of succession to the British throne and has since made headlines for vocalising strong anti-abortion views.
At once point he claimed that abortion is ‘worse than al-Qaeda’ and a greater threat t Europe.
George Windsor Earl of St Andrews and Lord Nicholas Windsor during the Thanksgiving Service for the late Queen Elizabeth’s birthday in June 2006
The Duke and Duchess of Kent with their son, Lord Nicholas Windsor, arriving at St George’s Chapel, Windsor to attend the funeral of Princess Alice in November 2004
As he is not a working member of the Royal Family, Lord Nicholas spends much of his time on charity work and working for anti-abortion groups.
He is a member of the Pontifical Academy for Life, chairman of the Dignitatis Humanae Institute, and a member of the Board of Advisors of Americans United for Life.
The youngest of the Duke of Kent’s children is patron of the Right to Life Charitable Trust, the Catholic National Library, and Bromley Mind.
The King’s godson was not among those selected to attend King Charles’ Coronation on May 6 – unlike his brother, theEarl of St Andrews, and sister, Lady Helen Taylor, who were both present.