King Charles made his brother Prince Edward the Duke of Edinburgh

King Charles made his brother Prince Edward the Duke of Edinburgh

King Charles gave his brother Prince Edward the title of Duke of Edinburgh on his 59th birthday.

Buckingham Palace posted the latest news on its official website and shared a link on Twitter.

King Charles also wished the new Duke of Edinburgh a very happy birthday.

This title will be held by His Royal Highness Prince Edward for life.

The dukedom was last created in 1947 when Prince Philip married Princess Elizabeth, who took the title of Duchess of Edinburgh before acceding to the throne in 1952.

The new Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh are proud to continue Prince Philip’s legacy of empowering young people of all backgrounds to reach their potential.


His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex was created in 1999 on the occasion of his marriage to Miss Sophie Rhys-Jones.

In 2019, Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II conferred the additional title of Earl of Forfar on the Earl of Wessex on his 55th birthday.

Duke of Edinburgh

Duchies have previously been created four times for members of the Royal Family:

1726 – Prince Frederick, eldest son of King George II

1764 – Prince William, brother of King George III, as part of the joint title of Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh

1866 – Prince Alfred, Queen Victoria’s second son

1947 – Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II

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