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After months of speculation, King Charles, who would’ve inherited the title of Duke of Edinburgh, together with all his father’s different titles after Prince Philip died in April 2021, has bestowed the honour onto his brother, Prince Edward.
When Charles turned king, the Prince of Wales title was inherit by the inheritor obvious, Prince William, whereas the title of Duke of Edinburgh reverted to the crown and develop into crown property.
“His Majesty The King has been happy to confer the Dukedom of Edinburgh upon The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Forfar,” Buckingham Palace has since stated in new assertion.
The honour comes as Edward celebrates his 59th birthday on 10 March.
The Dukedom was final created for Prince Philip in 1947 upon his marriage to Queen Elizabeth, who died in September 2022. Elizabeth held the title of Duchess of Edinburgh – which Sophie, Edward’s spouse, will now tackle – earlier than acceding the throne.
“The brand new Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh are proud to proceed Prince Philip’s legacy of selling alternatives for younger individuals of all backgrounds to achieve their full potential,” the assertion from the palace ends.
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