King Charles Grants Prince Edward The Duke Of Edinburgh Title
WRITTEN BY SUMI DEKA
King Charles has given the title of Duke of Edinburgh on his younger brother, the Earl of Wessex, on the occasion of his 59th birthday, honoring the last wishes of the late Queen Elizabeth II.
The title will be held forever for Prince Edward and this means his son, Viscount Severen, who is now the Earl of Wessex.
Buckingham Palace revealed the news in a busy week for royal titles where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex confirm their children would be using the titles of prince and princess.
According to the statement shared by the palace, his Majesty the King will confer the Dukedom of Edinburg upon the Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Forfar.
The Dukedom was created for Prince Philip in 1947 following his marriage to Princess Elizabeth, who was given the title of Duchess of Edinburgh before acceding to the throne in 1952.
The new Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh will be at the place where they would attend a reception marking the first year of conflict in Ukraine.
Edward was promised his late father’s title around 20 years ago on his marriage to Sophie Rhys-Jones and following the death of Philip, the title was given to the eldest son Charles and the title returned to the Crown when Charles was the King.
Prince Philip became the Duke of Edinburgh in 1947 before his wedding to Princess Elizabeth and the dukedom has previously been created four times for members of the royal family.