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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Getting stuck in! Duke of Edinburgh shows off his DIY skills as he uses a ...

The Daily Mail 21 Mar 2023
The Duke of Edinburgh showed he is not afraid to get his hands dirty during a visit to Farnham Riverside in Surrey yesterday, where he was snapped being put to work ... The Duke of Edinburgh (pictured) is snapped beaming during a royal visit to Farnham Riverside in Surrey....

Sophie Wessex heads out in the late Duke of Edinburgh's carriage as Prince Andrew is ...

The Daily Mail 18 Mar 2023
The Duchess of Edinburgh took her late father-in-law's carriage out in Windsor this morning - as her husband Prince Edward joined his brother Andrew on horseback ... The brothers laughed and smiled as they moved around the sprawling estate, on the eastern side of Windsor Castle....

Prince Harry forced King Charles to give Edward title of Duke of Edinburgh

The News International 17 Mar 2023
King Charles "didn't intend" to give his brother Prince Edward the title of the Duke of Edinburgh as part of his plans to "slim down" the monarchy, said a royal expert....

Prince Edwards says taking on Duke of Edinburgh’s legacy is an ‘honour and quite a responsibility’

The News International 16 Mar 2023
Prince Edward was recently bequeathed his late father’s title, as the new Duke of Edinburgh, by his brother King Charles. Now, Prince Edward is also taking over as patron on the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award ... my DNA; it’s certainly been a major part of my life for a very long time.”....

Portrait of the week: Bank failures, a ‘Budget for growth’ and a new Duke of Edinburgh

The Spectator 16 Mar 2023
Jeremy Hunt, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, delivered what he called a ‘Budget for growth’ ... The Office for Budget Responsibility forecast a fall in inflation to 2.9 cent by the end of 2023 and a fall in GDP of 0.2 per cent ... Prince Edward was made Duke of Edinburgh, but his dukedom will not be heritable....

Duke of Edinburgh becomes patron of award founded by his father

London Evening Standard 14 Mar 2023
Edward has been a passionate supporter of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award for years ... ....

New Duke of Edinburgh hosts meeting with award participants

The Times/The Sunday Times 14 Mar 2023
The new Duke of Edinburgh has carried out his first engagement with Duke of Edinburgh Award participants ... Philip wanted Edward to have the title to mark his commitment to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, a youth ......

Who is Prince Edward, the Duke of Edinburgh?

London Evening Standard 13 Mar 2023
Prince Edward has been announced as the Duke of Edinburgh, a title that previously belonged to his late father, Prince Philip ... ....

The Duke of Edinburgh has officially opened the final sound stage at Sky Studios Elstree (Sky Ltd)

Public Technologies 13 Mar 2023
) The former Earl of Wessex visited Sky Studios Elstree on Thursday, 9th March to officially open the final sound stage to be completed on site. A group of ... The visit took place on Thursday 9th March, the day before the Dukedom of Edinburgh was conferred upon His Royal Highness....

UK has new Duke of Edinburgh as king gives his brother title

The Gleaner 11 Mar 2023
LONDON (AP) — King Charles III has made his youngest brother the Duke of Edinburgh, passing on a title held by their late father, Prince Philip. Buckingham Palace said the title was conferred on Prince Edward on Friday, his 59th birthday... ....

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