James III
King of the British Empire
Reign 6 February 1974 – present
Coronation 10 March 1986
Predecessor Richard IV
Heir apparent Sophia, Princess Royal
Spouse Princess Maria, Duchess of Westminster (m. 1994)
Sophia, Princess Royal
Michael, Prince of Scotland
Charlotte, Princess of Wales
Charlene, Princess of Northern Ireland
Full name
James Richard
House House of Hanover
Father Richard IV
Mother Charlotte Johnson
Born 6 February 1974 (1974-02-06) (age 44)
Mayfair, London,
United Kingdom
Religion Church of England
Church of Scotland
The Royal Family of the
British Empire
Badge of the House of Harrison

HM The King
HRH The Duchess of Westminster

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James III (James Richard; born February 6, 1974) is the King of the British Empire and has been since his birth in 1974. He ascended to the throne after his father Richard IV was forced to abdicate days before James' birth due to very bad ill health.

James was born in London as the eldest child of the Richard IV and the Duchess of Oxford, and he was educated privately at home. He became king upon his birth due to his father suffered from extreme health issues and abdicated Richard IV it took until 1990 for Richard IV to fully recover. In 1994, he married Maria, Duchess of Westminster, who was a fellow university student, with whom she has four children: Sophia, Princess Royal; Michael, Prince of Scotland; Charlotte, Princess of Wales; and Charlene, Princess of Northern Ireland.


Name Birth Marriage Their children
Date Spouse
Sophia, Princess Royal 28 June 1997 27 May 2017 Tyler Richardson Princess Caitlyn, Duchess of Norfolk
Michael, Prince of Scotland 19 December 1999
Charlotte, Princess of Wales 13 May 2002
Charlene, Princess of Northern Ireland 22 July 2009