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Prince Charles to inherit Duke of Edinburgh first despite Philip promising title to Edward

Prince Edward was set to adopt the Duke of Edinburgh title now that his father, Prince Philip, has passed away. However the Duke of Edinburgh role

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Prince Edward was set to adopt the Duke of Edinburgh title now that his father, Prince Philip, has passed away. However the Duke of Edinburgh role will first have to go to his brother, Prince Charles, according to royal experts. ITV’s Royal Rota podcast explained why this is happening.

Host Lizzie Robinson told listeners: “It will pass to Prince Edward eventually, but right now it’s passed to Prince Charles.

“When Prince Charles becomes king, the title returns back to the Crown.

“It’s at that point that it can be given to Prince Edward.”

Co-host Chris Ship added: “It passes to Prince Charles because he is the eldest son.”

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He explained: “But he won’t use it because he’s got his other titles.

“Obviously Prince of Wales, heir to the throne, Duke of Rothesay, Duke of Cornwall and all the rest of it.

“So it will be Prince Edward who will be the future Duke of Edinburgh.

“He will now therefore take over and steer the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme.”

He was even forefront of its 60th anniversary celebrations in 2016.

At a Sunday church service at the chapel on the Windsor estate, Edward spoke to reporters about his father’s death.

The royal said: “It’s been a bit of a shock. However much one tries to prepare oneself for something like this it’s still a dreadful shock. And we’re still trying to come to terms with that. And it’s very, very sad.

“It just goes to show: he might have been our father, grandfather, father-in-law, but he meant so much to so many other people.”

“As always. But bearing up, and again it’s just that wave of affection for him and just those lovely stories.”



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