Prince Charles will now inherit his father's title & royal duties as the Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh's title will eventually pass on to his youngest son, Prince Edward, it was confirmed today - but he will have to wait until after the death of the Queen and his brother Charles becomes king because of royal protocols.
Buckingham Palace decided he would one day succeed his father as Duke of Edinburgh following his wedding to Sophie Rhys-Jones in 1999, when the couple were given the titles the Earl and Countess of Wessex. In keeping with the Letters Patent issued when George VI gave Philip the title in 1947, the Prince of Wales, as the duke's eldest son, inherits the title the Duke of Edinburgh. 
However, on Charles's eventual accession to the throne, the title will merge with the crown and can be regranted anew to Edward.










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