King Charles III Bestows Title of Duke of Edinburgh to Brother

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Inheriting a title previously held by their late father, Prince Philip, King Charles III has bestowed the title of Duke of Edinburgh upon his younger brother.

On Friday, Buckingham Palace announced that Prince Edward was granted the title on his 59th birthday, the Associated Press reported.

As the youngest child of the late Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Prince Edward has been granted the title of Duke of Edinburgh, and his wife Sophie will now be referred to as the Duchess of Edinburgh.

Their son, 15-year-old James, will take on the title previously held by Edward and become the Earl of Wessex, as reported by the AP.

Prince Philip was granted the title of Duke of Edinburgh when he wed Princess Elizabeth in 1947 and held the title until his passing in 2021 at the age of 99.

Prior to his death, it was his desire for Edward to inherit the dukedom after both him and the queen had passed away. Elizabeth passed away in September of 2022 at the age of 96.

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