While waiting on his coronation day King Charles III seems to be making important decisions. Mourning the tragic demise of Queen Elizabeth II, her eldest son is currently the heir to the throne. King Charles III, being the decision-maker of the Royal Family as well as the monarch of the country, has given his youngest brother a Royal title.
Earlier the Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward has been honored with the title of Duke of Edinburgh. Conferring the lifetime title to his youngest brother, honoring Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip’s wish, King Charles III announces the news to the British Press.
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King Charles III Confers The Lifetime Title To Prince Edward
After the tragic demise of Queen Elizabeth II in September 2022, at the age of 96, the country along with the Royals mourned her death. After reigning for 70 years, her rule came to an end which passed on the generational throne to her eldest living heir, King Charles III. The present King, currently awaiting his coronation ceremony has been taking on the responsibility of monarch quite well.
While waiting to be crowned sovereign on May 6th, 2023, in Westminster Abbey, King Charles III seems to be fulfilling his parents’ wish. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip wished for their youngest son, Prince Edward to be the Duke of Edinburgh. Honoring their wishes in their absence King Charles III conferred the coveted title to his youngest brother. Thus, the former Earl of Wessex becomes the lifetime holder of the royal title, Duke of Edinburgh.
🎉 Wishing the new Duke of Edinburgh a very Happy Birthday today!
The King has conferred the Dukedom of Edinburgh upon his brother, Prince Edward, on his 59th birthday.
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) March 10, 2023
While the majesty’s sons are battling with each other, and Prince Harry declared, his children will be using the Royal titles of Prince and Princess, King Charles III continues to perform his duties ardently. As per reports gathered by British Press and outlets, Prince Edward will now be considered the Duke of Edinburgh, while his son, Viscount Severn becomes the Earl of Wessex. Buckingham palace has officially announced the news to the common people.
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Prince Edward Becomes The Duke Of Edinburgh
On the occasion of Prince Edward’s 59th birthday, King Charles III conferred him the royal title of Duke of Edinburgh, and the responsibilities associated. Honoring the wishes of their parents, both sons diligently fulfilled their obligations. Prince Edward was previously promised his father’s title a couple of decades back, on his wedding day in 1999. Finally, the day has come as stated by Queen Elizabeth II, while handing him the title of Earl of Wessex.
As per the Royal statement issued by the palace, “His Majesty the King has been pleased to confer the Dukedom of Edinburgh upon Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Forfar, on the occasion of His Royal Highness’s 59th birthday.” Further, mentioning the lifetime responsibility associated with the title, the statement read, “The title will be held by Prince Edward for His Royal Highness’s lifetime.”
Further, the statement read about the history of the title, mentioning how it belonged to Prince Philip, and after his demise, it went to his eldest son, King Charles. Now that King Charles III is the majesty, the title is therefore being conferred to Prince Edward. Issuing a statement from Prince Edward and his wife, the Royal notice read, “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.”
With the royal title comes the royal responsibility which is to be served by Prince Edward and his wife. Thus as per rule, the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh are to attend the reception marking the first year of conflict in Ukraine.
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Source: The Guardian