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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Prince Philip latest news: Duke of Edinburgh’s will to be sealed for 90 YEARS as ...

The Sun 18 Sep 2021
Kate and William are in danger of being dragged into a transatlantic popularity contest ... Meanwhile, Prince Philip‘s decisions on who would share in his assets won’t be revealed because of his wife’s constitutional role, judges say....

Duke of Edinburgh's will to remain secret

Finger Lakes Times 17 Sep 2021
LONDONPhilip, the duke of Edinburgh's will is to remain secret to protect the "dignity" of his widow Queen Elizabeth II because of her constitutional role, the British High Court has ruled. After the death of a ......

Duke of Edinburgh’s will to stay secret to protect ‘dignity’ of the Queen

London Evening Standard 16 Sep 2021
The Duke of Edinburgh’s will is to remain secret to protect the “dignity” of the Queen, the High Court has ruled ... ....

Royals ‘lucky’ to have had Duke of Edinburgh for nearly 100 years, says Charles

London Evening Standard 11 Sep 2021
A new BBC trailer for Prince Philip. The Royal Family Remembers shows family members sharing fond memories of Philip who died in April ... ....

Prince Philip: Royal Family members to remember Duke of Edinburgh in BBC documentary

BBC News 09 Sep 2021
More than a dozen members of the Royal Family will pay tribute to the late Duke of Edinburgh in a documentary to air on BBC One later this month. The Queen and Duke's four ... It will feature interviews filmed both before and after the Duke's death in April at the age of 99....

Princes Andrew and Harry to reunite with Royal family for Duke of Edinburgh television tribute

The Daily Telegraph 08 Sep 2021
The full Royal family is to reunite to honour the late Duke of Edinburgh, as the Dukes of York and Sussex make a public return to the Firm for a television tribute ... It includes the Duke of Sussex, who has left official royal duties but returned to the UK for ......

Royal Family to pay tribute to His Royal Highness Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh in new BBC One film (BBC - British Broadcasting Corporation)

Public Technologies 08 Sep 2021
HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. For the first time on television, more than a dozen members of the Royal Family offer their personal thoughts and reflections as they pay an historic tribute to the extraordinary life of His Royal Highness Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh....

Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral watched by more than 13 million TV viewers

The Independent 03 Sep 2021
An average of 13.6 million viewers tuned in to watch Prince Philip’s funeral on Saturday, according to official figures ... For the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales ......

Prince Philip: 90 of the Duke of Edinburgh’s most excruciating comments

The Independent 02 Sep 2021
Prince Philip, who has died at the age of 99, ... Here are 90 gaffes the Duke of Edinburgh made during his nine decades on the planet, compiled by The Independent....

RNLI names lifeboat in honour of Duke of Edinburgh

ITV 02 Sep 2021
The boat – currently being built at the headquarters of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution in Poole, Dorset – will be called The Duke of Edinburgh ... The Duke of Edinburgh lifeboat will “continue to vital work of saving lives at sea” the RNLI said, which Prince Philip “was so passionate about during his lifelong maritime association”....

'Duke of Edinburgh' RNLI lifeboat to be stationed in Norfolk

BBC News 02 Sep 2021
A lifeboat named in honour of the Duke of Edinburgh is to be stationed near one of the Queen's private estates ... Chris Hardy, lifeboat station operations manager at Wells, said the team was "immensely proud" to take on the "Duke of Edinburgh" boat....

Duke of Edinburgh Awards (Cayman Islands Government)

Public Technologies 31 Aug 2021
Duke of Edinburgh Awards ... More than 50 young people received Bronze and Silver Duke of Edinburgh medals and certificates at the Turtle Centre recently ... The silent tribute marked the passing of the programme's founder and global patron, The Duke of Edinburgh earlier this year....

The Duke of Edinburgh had 'very close female friendships', says royal expert, with Countess Mountbatten ...

The Daily Mail 29 Aug 2021
One woman - who Jobson declined to name - told him her relationship with the late Duke of Edinburgh was so close that 'people will think we went to bed together' - though she clarified that they never did ... Discussing some of the conversations he'd had with the women associated with the late Duke of Edinburgh while writing the book, Jobson said....