Duke of Edinburgh

Duke of Edinburgh, named after the city of Edinburgh, Scotland, is a title that has been created four times for members of the British royal family since 1726. The current holder is the Prince Philip, consort to Queen Elizabeth II.

1726 creation

The title was first created in the Peerage of Great Britain on 26 July 1726 by George I, who bestowed it on his grandson Prince Frederick, who also became Prince of Wales the following year. The subsidiary titles of the dukedom were Baron of Snowdon, in the County of Caernarvon, Viscount of Launceston, in the County of Cornwall, Earl of Eltham, in the County of Kent, and Marquess of the Isle of Ely. These titles were also in the Peerage of Great Britain. The marquessate was apparently erroneously gazetted as Marquess of the Isle of Wight although Marquess of the Isle of Ely was the intended title. In later editions of the London Gazette the Duke is referred to as the Marquess of the Isle of Ely. Upon Frederick's death, the titles were inherited by his son Prince George. When Prince George became King George III in 1760, the titles "merged into the Crown", and ceased to exist.

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FILE - In this March 3, 1983 photo by Associated Press photographer Ed Reinke, President Ronald Reagan and Queen Elizabeth II raise their glasses in a toast during a state dinner at the M. H. de Young Museum in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.

FBI files reveal threat to kill Queen Elizabeth during US visit in 1983

The National 26 May 2023
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Volunteer told he would not walk earns gold Duke of Edinburgh Award

AOL 22 May 2023
“I have pushed myself, especially doing my gold DofE last year, with no-one else that I knew, in the middle of nowhere, in a heatwave. “I overcame the challenges of ......

Former Pen y Dre students delighted to receive Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards (Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council)

Public Technologies 22 May 2023
Four inspirational young people were honoured to be invited to Buckingham Palace earlier this month where they each received a prestigious Gold Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Award. Founded by His Royal Highness in 1956, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is widely recognised as the world's leading youth achievement award....

Prince Edward welcomes Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award holders to Buckingham Palace

The News International 16 May 2023
King Charles younger brother Prince Edward hosted the Gold Award celebrations for the first time since he was bestowed the title Duke of Edinburgh earlier this year ... In his role as Patron of The Duke of ......

Prince Edward takes on Jermaine Jenas at a Duke of Edinburgh Award event at Buckingham ...

The Daily Mail 15 May 2023
Prince Edward showed his competitive side this afternoon as he took on former Premier League player Jermaine Jenas at a Duke of Edinburgh Award event. The Duke, 59, played 'cornhole' with the Match of the Day pundit, 40, in the garden of Buckingham Palace with young people who have completed the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme....

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The Independent 12 May 2023
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The Daily Telegraph Australia 11 May 2023
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Irish Independent 08 May 2023
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AOL 08 May 2023
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