Duke of Edinburgh

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Duke of Edinburgh is a British royal title that has been created four times, first in 1726. Its latest creation was by King George VI in 1947 for Philip Mountbatten, just before his marriage to Princess Elizabeth, heir apparent to the throne.

Upon Prince Philip's death, on 9 April 2021, the title passed to his eldest surviving son, Charles, currently Prince of Wales. Should Charles subsequently become king, in which case the title would revert to the crown, the dukedom of Edinburgh is expected to be newly created and bestowed upon Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, with his son James, Viscount Severn, in line to inherit it thereafter.[1]

Holders post-1947

Prince Philip (1921-2021), held title from 1947-2021

Prince Charles (born 1948), holds the title 2021-Present


  1. Channon, Max, 9 April 2001. Prince Philip: Duke of Edinburgh title will be inherited by Earl-but not yet. Derby Telegraph. Accessed 9 April 2021.