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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King Charles 'to make Prince Edward the Duke of Edinburgh after change of heart'

Daily Record 22 Jan 2023
The King had initially favourited Prince Charlotte for the prestigious role, according to reports ... ....

King Charles III decides to make Prince Edward the Duke of Edinburgh

The News International 22 Jan 2023
King Charles III has reportedly decided to make Prince Edward the Duke of Edinburgh following a "change of heart" as he was previously rumoured to have been considering to give the title to Princess Charlotte ... It is to mention here that the title of the Duke of Edinburgh has ......

King Charles may give Duke of Edinburgh title to Prince Edward over Princess Charlotte: report

New York Post 21 Jan 2023
King Charles has had a change of heart and will give his younger brother, Prince Edward, the title of Duke of Edinburgh after reportedly mulling whether to give it to his granddaughter, Princess Charlotte, when she is older ... Queen Elizabeth II reportedly promised her youngest son the Duke of Edinburgh title before her death.WireImage....

Charles 'WILL make Prince Edward the Duke of Edinburgh': Source claims King 'has had a ...

The Daily Mail 21 Jan 2023
The King is said to be keen to make amends with his youngest brother, Edward, Earl of Wessex, following claims that he was to be bypassed for the title of Duke of Edinburgh ... Duke of Edinburgh ... Prince Philip and the Queen reportedly promised Edward he would become Duke of Edinburgh....

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