The Queen had no desire to see Prince Edward humiliated over the title of Earl of Wessex.
According to a royal expert, the Queen did not want Prince Edward to be “humiliated” because of his existing royal title.
According to a royal observer, the Queen made it plain that her youngest son will eventually become a Duke like his brothers after it was announced that he would be crowned Earl of Wessex on his wedding day. Prince Edward is the first senior royal in centuries who has not been created a Duke by the sovereign, according to royal scholar Brian Hoey.
“Edward is the first royal prince since the Tudors to be created an Earl rather than a Duke,” he told the Sun.
“The Queen had no intention of letting her infant son to be humiliated by his brothers’ lowly station.
“As a result, when Edward married Sophie in 1999, she made it clear that he would eventually be given the title Duke of Edinburgh.”
The Queen, Prince Philip, and Prince Charles had “agreed that the Prince Edward should be bestowed the Dukedom of Edinburgh in due course, when the present title now held by Prince Philip inevitably reverts to the Crown,” according to Buckingham Palace at the time.
As a result, suggestions that Prince Charles will not relinquish the title of Prince Philip, which he has held for more than 70 years, surprised many royal observers.
“The Prince is the Duke of Edinburgh as it is, and it is up to him what happens to the title,” a source told the Sunday Times, casting doubt on Prince Edward being the next Duke of Edinburgh. It’s not going to Edward.”
“Edinburgh will not go to [the Wessexes]as far as the prince is concerned,” another source remarked.
Clarence House told People magazine that “all rumors of this kind are guesswork” and that “no final decisions have been taken.”
“Commenting on questions of accession would be wrong and insulting to the Queen, and we will continue to follow our long-standing policy of not doing so.”
However, royal pundits have voiced their opinions on what might happen to the Duke of Edinburgh title.
Dickie Arbiter, the Queen’s former press secretary, disputed the informants’ statements.
“That Prince Edward will become The Duke of Edinburgh in the coming reign was his father’s and is his.”Brinkwire Summary News,” he posted on Twitter last week.