King Charles III is Saving the title of Duchess of Edinburgh for Princess Charlotte Which will be a Tribute to the Late Queen!
- King Charles III wants his granddaughter, Princess Charlotte, to one day inherit the title of the Duchess of Edinburgh.
- Many believe that the king is saving the tile for the princess.
- Princess Charlotte is third in line to the British throne after Prince William and Prince George.
Princess Charlotte will be the Duchess of Edinburgh one day
The news came months after people’s speculation on why the King was delaying honoring his brother with the title. Many expected Prince Edward to inherit the Dukedom after their father, Prince Philip passed last year.
A source said:
“Discussions are under way, but the favoured outcome for the King is that this title ought to go to Princess Charlotte.”
“It would be a fitting way to remember the Queen – who, of course, had the title Duchess of Edinburgh – and a way for His Majesty to honour the line of succession.’
When the Princess of Wales was pregnant with her first child, the rules of Royal primogeniture were changed which allowed the girl born to the Royal couple the same rights as a boy.
William and Kate’s firstborn was Prince George who arrived in 2013. But after Princess Charlotte’s birth in 2015, her position was not at all affected by her younger brother Prince Louis‘s birth in 2018.
The title of the Duke and Duchess of Edinburg is one of the most senior and important titles of the Royal Family.
The King is planning to slim down the monarchy
Charlotte’s position as the second child is very similar to that of the Queen’s second child Princess Anne, Princess Royal.
But unlike her great-aunt, Charlotte will not drop down the succession order until her brother is married and has children someday. This also means that when William becomes King, George will become Duke of Cornwall and then Prince of Wales-but not Duke of Edinburgh.
A Royal source explained:
”Charlotte’s position is historically significant because she is the first female member of the Royal Family whose place in the line of succession will not be surpassed by her younger brother.”
The title Duke of Edinburgh has been received by three royals in British monarch history. George I was the first to create the title for his grandson Prince Frederick in 1726, who was in the direct line of succession. Frederick later became the Prince of Wales.
Then, Queen Victoria recreated the title for her second son, Prince Alfred in 1866. The last person to hold the title was Prince Philip when he married Princess Elizabeth in 1947. Then the newly married became the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh.
Unlike his brothers, who became Dukes after their marriage, Edward received the title of Earl of Wessex and his wife Sophie became Countess.
The move by the King shows how he is focusing on modernizing and slimming down the monarchy.
An insider revealed:
‘It shows you what the King is thinking. It’s about promoting those directly in line to the throne rather than those on the edges.’