In a statement, Buckingham Palace said that the British monarch King Charles III granted his brother, Prince Edward, the title of Duke of Edinburgh, the last holder of which was Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II.
“It was very gratifying that His Majesty the King conferred the title of Duke of Edinburgh on Prince Edward on the occasion of his fifty-ninth birthday,” the statement said.
Buckingham Palace has announced that Prince Edward will hold the new title for life.
Prior to this, the title of Duke of Edinburgh in the entire history of the British monarchy was assigned four times: in 1726, Prince Frederick, the eldest son of King George II, claimed it. and in 1764, Prince William, brother of King George III. and in 1866, Prince Alfred, second son of Queen Victoria. And also in 1947, and he was presented to Prince Philip, on the eve of his marriage to Queen Elizabeth II.
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