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 ensure Duke of Edinburgh does not go to brother Edward family

The News International 29 Nov 2022
King Charles to ensure Duke of Edinburgh does not go to brother Edward family. King Charles III has decided to not give the Duke of Edinburgh title to Prince Edward ... "You've got the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh, their son ......
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Duke of Edinburgh title: King Charles III gets blasted as Prince Edward misses out on ...

The Economic Times 24 Nov 2022
Prince Edward, who was supposed to succeed King Charles as the Duke of Edinburgh, will now miss out on the new title, according to a Palace source ... ....
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King Charles defies Queen promise to make himself Duke of Edinburgh?

The News International 20 Nov 2022
King Charles defies Queen promise to make himself Duke of Edinburgh? ... A royal source tells Daily Mail that the monarch will not make Edward the Duke of Edinburgh, a title previously held by father Prince Philip ... the Duke of Edinburgh."...
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King Charles 'rips up Queen and Philip's plan for Edward to be Duke of Edinburgh'

The Mirror 19 Nov 2022
The Queen and Prince Philip pledged that Edward would one day inherit the title of Duke of Edinburgh but that appears to have been discarded by King Charles, reportedly said a Palace source ... ....
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Prince Edward 'unlikely' to be Duke of Edinburgh as King Charles plans to 'slim down monarchy'

Daily Record 19 Nov 2022
It was expected the Earl of Wessex, the only of the Queen's sons not to be a duke, would one day inherit his dad's title ... ....
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King Charles has no plans to make Prince Edward the Duke of Edinburgh

The News International 19 Nov 2022
King Charles has no plans to make Prince Edward the Duke of Edinburgh ...The King wants to slim down the monarchy [so] it wouldn't make sense to make the Earl the Duke of Edinburgh.” ... of Edinburgh....
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Prince Edward ‘to MISS OUT on becoming Duke of Edinburgh as part of King Charles’s ...

The Sun 19 Nov 2022
PRINCE Edward will miss out on becoming Duke of Edinburgh, a source has suggested ... "That means it wouldn't make sense to make the Earl the Duke of Edinburgh ... "The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Prince of Wales have also agreed that the Prince Edward should be ......
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Charles 'TEARS UP Queen's wedding day pledge to make Prince Edward the Duke of Edinburgh': ...

The Daily Mail 18 Nov 2022
Prince Edward is set to miss out on becoming Duke of Edinburgh as part of King Charles's plans for a trimmed down monarchy, it has emerged. A palace source told The Daily Mail that 'The King wants to slim down the monarchy [so] it wouldn't make sense to make the Earl the Duke of Edinburgh.'....

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