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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People hold a minute of silence for the late Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Bridge in front of Big Ben in London, England, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022.

Queen to be laid to rest in historic state funeral

Belfast Telegraph 19 Sep 2022
The Queen is to be reunited with her husband the Duke of Edinburgh as she is laid to rest in a historic state funeral ... The King and the Queen Consort will walk immediately behind the coffin, followed by the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, the Duke of York, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, and the Prince and Princess of Wales....

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Vogue 16 Sep 2022
In fact, on the wedding programme, Prince Philip was still listed as Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten RN, being created Duke of Edinburgh the very morning of the wedding, too late for the rewrite ... As for bridesmaids, there were eight of them and two pages, one of whom was ......

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London Evening Standard 15 Sep 2022
The decision on who might be given the title of Duke of Edinburgh lies with King Charles ... ....

Who will take over the Duke of Edinburgh title and awards?

Daily Record 15 Sep 2022
Since the death of Prince Phillip, it is down to the King to decide if the title will pass on ... ....

Queen to be buried with Duke of Edinburgh as funeral details announced

ITV 15 Sep 2022
The Queen will be buried with the Duke of Edinburgh in a private family service following the royal state funeral, Buckingham Palace has confirmed as it announced the full timings and details for the day. Her Majesty is currently Lying in State at Westminster Hall with members of the public able to file past her closed coffin until Monday morning....

Duke of Edinburgh rejected Prince Consort offer

London Evening Standard 11 Sep 2022
The husband of a reigning Queen does not become a King and, unlike a Queen Consort, is not crowned or anointed at a coronation ... ....

How Queen's health deteriorated after the loss of 'her rock' the Duke of Edinburgh

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How Queen's health deteriorated after the loss of 'her rock' the Duke of Edinburgh .......

The irreplaceable bond between the Queen and her consort the Duke of Edinburgh

London Evening Standard 08 Sep 2022
Philip, who died in 2021, was the only man who treated the sovereign as just another person ... ....

Revealed: How Queen's health deteriorated after the loss of 'her rock' the Duke of Edinburgh

The Daily Mail 08 Sep 2022
But her health has deteriorated since the death of her husband Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, on April 9, 2021 ... But she rallied to honour the Duke of Edinburgh at a memorial service on March 29, walking slowly and carefully with the aid of a stick, and holding on to the Duke of York's elbow for support....

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