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Name  David 4th

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Preceded by  James Carnegie, 3rd Duke
Full Name  David Charles Carnegie
Born  3 March 1961 (age 54) (1961-03-03)
Role  James Carnegie, 3rd Duke of Fife's son
Spouse  Caroline Carnegie, Countess of Southesk (m. 1987)
Children  George William Carnegie, Charles Duff Carnegie, Lord Carnegie, Hugh Alexander Carnegie
Parents  Caroline, Lady Worsley, James Carnegie, 3rd Duke of Fife
Grandparents  Princess Maud, Countess of Southesk
Great-grandparents  Louise, Princess Royal, Alexander Duff, 1st Duke of Fife, Charles Carnegie, 10th Earl of Southesk
People also search for  James Carnegie, 3rd Duke of Fife

David Charles Carnegie, 4th Duke of Fife (born 3 March 1961, Marylebone, London), is a British peer. He is the only son of the late James Carnegie, 3rd Duke of Fife, and his former wife Caroline Dewar. He was styled Earl of Macduff until 1992, and then Earl of Southesk until succeeding his father on 22 June 2015 as the fourth Duke of Fife. As a great-great-grandson of Edward VII, he is in the line of succession to the British throne. He is also the second cousin once removed of Queen Elizabeth II.


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Education and career

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Carnegie was educated at Eton College and graduated from Pembroke College, Cambridge, in 1982 with a BA degree. He was employed by London-based stock brokerage firm Cazenove between 1982 and 1985. In 1986, he received the MA degree given to Cambridge graduates who have an earned BA. He was also educated at Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester, Glouchestershire.

Between 1988 and 1989, Carnegie was with the Edinburgh based investment management firm of Bell, Lawrie and Company. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, in 1990 with an MBA degree. Between 1992 and 1996, he was with chartered accountants and financial advisors Reeves and Neylan. As of 2003, he lives at Kinnaird Castle in Angus, Scotland. Kinnaird is one of the Carnegie family seats.

Marriage and family

Carnegie married Caroline Anne Bunting, only daughter of Martin Brian Bunting and Veronica Mary Cope, on 16 June 1987 in London. They have three sons:

  • Charles Duff Carnegie, Earl of Southesk (born 1 July 1989)
  • Lord George William Carnegie (born 23 March 1991)
  • Lord Hugh Alexander Carnegie (born 10 June 1993)
  • Other titles

  • 13th Earl of Southesk (Peerage of Scotland)
  • 4th Earl of Macduff (Peerage of the United Kingdom)
  • 13th Lord Carnegie of Kinnaird (Peerage of Scotland)
  • 13th Lord Carnegie, of Kinnaird and Leuchars (Peerage of Scotland)
  • 5th Baron Balinhard, of Farnell in the County of Forfar (Peerage of the United Kingdom)
  • 10th Carnegie Baronet, of Pittarrow in the County of Kincardine (Baronetage of Nova Scotia)
  • Titles and styles

  • 3 March 1961 - 16 February 1992: Earl of Macduff
  • 16 February 1992 - 22 June 2015: Earl of Southesk
  • 22 June 2015 – present: His Grace The Duke of Fife
  • References

    David Carnegie, 4th Duke of Fife Wikipedia

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