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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Duke of Edinburgh's Award camping death memorial call

BBC News 14 Aug 2022
A scout leader now wants a memorial for the boys, who were from Birmingham on an expedition for their Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Award ... "He went on to tell me about a previous time there had been a Duke of Edinburgh expedition on their land." ... The Duke of Edinburgh's Award and the Stonehouse Gang said they did not want to comment....
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'Prince Philip was a true gentleman': Royal fans pay tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh ...

The Daily Mail 03 Aug 2022
Royal fans paid tribute to the late Duke of Edinburgh on the fifth anniversary of his final official engagement before retiring from public life ... Royal fans paid tribute to the late Duke of Edinburgh on the fifth anniversary of his final official engagement before retiring from public life....
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Guardian loses legal challenge over hearing about Duke of Edinburgh’s will

AOL 29 Jul 2022
After the death of a senior member of the royal family, it has been convention for more than a century that an application to seal their will is made to the president of the Family Division of the High Court. This means the wills of senior members of the royal family are not open ......

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