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King Charles grants Prince Edward Duke of Edinburgh title

Prince Edward has been crowned the new Duke of Edinburgh, Buckingham Palace has announced.

King Charles III., the title bestowed on the Prince’s 59th birthday, is retained for life.

The former Duke of Edinburgh was Prince Philip. He died on 9 April 2021 and received the title on the morning of his wedding to Princess Elizabeth, who would later become Queen Elizabeth II.

The new Duke and Duke of Edinburgh, Sophie, will be in Edinburgh later.

Buckingham Palace said in a statement: “His Royal Highness is pleased to bestow the Duchy of Edinburgh on the occasion of His Royal Highness’ 59th birthday to Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Forfar.”

“That title will be held by Prince Edward for the lifetime of His Majesty.

The last duchy was created for Prince Philip in 1947, following his marriage to Princess Elizabeth, who carried the title Duchess of Edinburgh before ascending to the throne in 1952.

“The new Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh are proud to continue Prince Philip’s legacy of promoting opportunities for young people of all backgrounds to reach their full potential.”

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