Prince Edward is unlikely to be named Duke of Edinburgh owing to King Charles’ plan to slim down the monarchy, The Mirror reported. Edward, the Earl of Wessex, is the one son of Queen Elizabeth II who’s to not be a duke, the report added.
Following the demise of Prince Philip final yr the title moved to Charles however now it seems as if it might not be given to Edward.
“The King needs to slim down the monarchy [so] it would not make sense to make the Earl the Duke of Edinburgh. The King needs to slim down the monarchy, as is well-known. Meaning it would not make sense to make the Earl the Duke of Edinburgh. It is a hereditary title which might then be handed on to the Earl and Countess of Wessex’s son, James, Viscount Severn. Primarily, this was accepted by the Earl when he agreed that his youngsters wouldn’t be a prince or princess,” the report stated.
Late monarch Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip wished Edward to inherit the title “sooner or later” when he married Sophie Rhys-Jones in 1999.
“The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Prince of Wales have additionally agreed that the Prince Edward ought to be given the Dukedom of Edinburgh sooner or later, when the current title held now by Prince Philip ultimately reverts to the Crown,” the Buckingham Palace had then stated in a press release.