200 years between first Duke of Sussex and Prince Harry: interesting facts about the Dukedom

Since Prince Harry and his bride had been styled on their wedding day as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, questions about the Dukedom have been asked.

The Dukedom was recreated in 2018 but was first conferred in 1801 when Prince Augustus Frederick, the Baron of Arklow, received the title. 

The title became extinct in 1843 when Prince Augustus passed away. Both his marriages were disregarded under the Royal Marriages Act, and his children couldn't inherit the title. 

Sussex lies in the southeast of England, between Surrey in the north and the English Channel to the south. It is comprised of three sections: East Sussex, West Susses and the city of Brighton & Hove.

Source: Wikipedia Commons

Source: Wikipedia Commons

As reported by Harper's Bazaar, Sussex offers an abundance of tourist attractions, including beautiful beaches, coastal cities, quaint villages, majestic palaces and historical landmarks. 

The county boasts a rich history. William the Conqueror, also known as William of Normandy, defeated King Harold in 1066. He built a Benedictine abbey as repentance. 

Today, the abbey includes the original ruins and a visitor's center with cafe and playground. It offers a film exhibition about the Battle of Hastings and tours can be taken of the battle site.

Source: Flickr

Source: Flickr

The moated Bodiam Castle was built in 1385 but has been left in ruins since the mid-1600's. If the newlyweds are up for a challenge, Bodiam Castle is the perfect candidate for a renovation project. 

Apart from the rich Royal history, Sussex also has charming villages and natural wonders ready and waiting for eager tourists.

Source: Wikipedia

Source: Wikipedia

Visitors can either spend their weekends exploring the towns of Midhurst, Lewes and Rye or head towards the Seven Sisters chalk cliffs on the south coast. 

The poppy fields in the South Downs National Park are in bloom between June and August and is a must-see for any adventurer. 

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