What happens to Duke of Edinburgh title after Prince Philip died

Honors pour in from all over the world following the announcement of Prince Philip’s death.

The Duke of Edinburgh passed away this morning at the age of 99 and left a huge legacy behind.

The country will enter a period of mourning in honor of the Duke, who has been married to the Queen since 1947.

But what will happen to the Duke of Edinburgh title?

The prince received the title when he married then Princess Elizabeth in 1947.

The title is believed to be passed on to Prince Edward, the Liverpool Echo reports.

It is reported that this is most likely the only son of the queen who does not yet have a duchess or duchess title.

It is understood that Edward had previously offered the Duchy of Cambridge from the Queen after his marriage to Sophie, the Countess of Wessex.

However, it has already been reported that he turned it down so that he could be nominated as the next Duke of Edinburgh.

Constitutional expert Iain MacMarthanne stated: “With regard to the Duchy of Edinburgh, it was felt that, in order to ensure its survival, it should be passed on to another of his sons, namely Prince Edward.”

In addition to signing up for the title of Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Edward added to his father’s legacy by helping on the Duke of Edinburgh’s pricing scheme.

The Duke retired from royal duties on August 2, 2017 at the age of 96 after completing 22,219 solo engagements since 1952.

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