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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Prince George’s eighth birthday marked with picture that remembers the late Duke of Edinburgh

London Evening Standard 21 Jul 2021
Prince George’s eighth birthday has been marked with a new photograph showing him with an off-road vehicle synonymous with his great-grandfather the Duke of Edinburgh ... ....

Prince George's Birthday Photo Pays Tribute To Duke Of Edinburgh

Huffington Post 21 Jul 2021
Prince George’s eight birthday has been marked with a new photograph that pays touching tribute to his great-grandfather, the late Duke of Edinburgh ... The Duke of Edinburgh, who died in April a few months short of his 100th birthday, regularly drove Land Rovers and during his ......

Phil your glass with Balmoral’s Duke of Edinburgh tribute ale

The Times/The Sunday Times 19 Jul 2021
... is not usually the most regal activity — unless it’s a six-pack of pale ale created by Balmoral in tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh....

McLaren Racing teams up with Duke of Edinburgh Award to drive youth success

The Daily Telegraph 19 Jul 2021
The Earl and Countess of Wessex yesterday attended the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, where the Duke of Edinburgh Award logo featured on McLaren Formula 1 cars for the first time....

Prince Charles ‘will make Prince Edward next Duke of Edinburgh’, according to Queen’s former aide

The Independent 17 Jul 2021
The Prince of Wales is expected to pass down his role as the Duke of Edinburgh to his younger brother, the Earl of Wessex, according to the ......

Charles will make brother Edward next Duke of Edinburgh, Queens ex-aide claims

The Mirror 16 Jul 2021
Dickie Arbiter who was press officer for Buckingham Palace has said the title will be passed on in 2029 and that the 'speculation' without substance should 'cease' ... ....

Prince Charles bars Edward to inherit Duke of Edinburgh title: Palace clarifies

The News International 16 Jul 2021
According to constitution expert Iain MacMarthanne, "When Prince Philip died earlier this year, Prince Charles, as his eldest male heir, inherited his dukedom together with its subsidiary titles, becoming the 2nd Duke of Edinburgh."....

Prince Charles WILL make Edward Duke of Edinburgh but not for another eight years, Queen’s ...

The Sun 15 Jul 2021
CHARLES will make brother Edward the Duke of Edinburgh - although not for another eight years, the Queen's former aide has claimed ... "That Prince Edward will become The Duke of Edinburgh in the next reign was his father's and is his mother's wishes and Prince Charles won't go against those," he said....

Prince Charles 'to stop Edward being Duke of Edinburgh despite Philip's wishes'

The Mirror 14 Jul 2021
The heir to the throne is said to want fewer royal titles and might not give his youngest brother Edward his father's title of Duke of Edinburgh ... ....

Prince Charles to stop Edward becoming Duke of Edinburgh despite dad’s wishes as future King ...

The Sun 14 Jul 2021
PRINCE Charles is set to scupper his younger brother's appointment as the Duke of Edinburgh despite his late father's wishes, in favour of a downsized monarchy, it is claimed ... "The Prince is the Duke of Edinburgh as it stands, and it is up to him what happens to the title....

Prince Charles ‘refusing to make his brother Edward the new Duke of Edinburgh’

The Mirror 11 Jul 2021
Prince Edward was expected to be given the title following the death of Prince Philip as it had been announced by Buckingham Palace when he got married to Sophie in 1999 ... ....

Charles ‘plans to deny brother Duke of Edinburgh title’

London Evening Standard 11 Jul 2021
Prince Charles is planning to deny his brother Edward the Duke of Edinburgh title, it has been reported ... ....

Prince Charles Blocks Prince Edward From Becoming Duke of Edinburgh: Report

The Daily Beast 11 Jul 2021
Charles stops Edward from becoming Duke of Edinburgh ... the death of Prince Philip, who previously held the title....