Charles 'refusing to give Edward Duke of Edinburgh title' passed down after ...

Charles 'refusing to give Edward Duke of Edinburgh title' passed down after ...
Charles 'refusing to give Edward Duke of Edinburgh title' passed down after ...
Charles is 'refusing to give Edward the Duke of Edinburgh title' passed down after Prince Philip's death - despite his younger brother being tipped to inherit the dukedom more than 20 years ago Dukedom 'promised' to Edward after Buckingham Palace announcement in 1999 But upon Prince Philip's death in April the title immediately passed to Charles  It is claimed Charles is considering breaking pledge as he 'assesses own future'

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Charles is refusing to give Edward the Duke of Edinburgh title passed down after Prince Philip's death despite his younger brother being tipped to inherit it more than 20 years ago, it has been claimed.

The dukedom was expected to be passed to Edward after Buckingham Palace announced in 1999 that he would succeed his father 'in due course' with both his parents' blessing.

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He was instead granted the Earl of Wessex title by the Queen after his marriage to Sophie Rhys-Jones that same year. 

But upon Prince Philip's death in April this year at age 99 the title immediately reverted to Philip's eldest son, Charles, in line with royal tradition set out in the Letters Patent issued when George VI gave Philip the title in 1947.

It is thought that Charles is now deciding whether to grant the title to Edward, another member of his family, or leave it in abeyance. 

He is said to be considering breaking the 1999 pledge as he assesses his own future, The Sunday Times has said. 

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