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At The Helm : Britain’s King Charles III Confers Duke Of Edinburgh Title To Brother Edward

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Britain’s King Charles III has conferred the title of Duke of Edinburgh upon his youngest brother Prince Edward to mark his 59th birthday, Buckingham Palace announced on Friday.

The Dukedom was last created for the King’s late father, Prince Philip, in 1947, upon his marriage to then Princess Elizabeth, who held the title of Duchess of Edinburgh before acceding to the throne as Queen Elizabeth II in 1952.

It was widely expected that the title would pass on to Edward as per the wishes of his father, who died in April 2021, and will be held by him for his lifetime.

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