The title of Duke of Edinburgh after the death of the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, will temporarily pass to their firstborn, heir to the throne, Charles, according to the Evening Standard.
According to the publication, later this title will go to the youngest son of the royal couple, the Earl of Wessex Edward. However, this will happen only after the death of the current British monarch.
It is known that the corresponding agreement was reached between members of the royal family more than 20 years ago.
The move was motivated by the desire to keep the title separate from the crown, as well as the fact that Edward is the trustee of the Duke of Edinburgh Youth Support Incentive Program.
This title was created in 1726 by King George V of Great Britain for his grandson Frederick, the future Prince of Wales. He was awarded to the wife of Elizabeth II on the day of the wedding.
Earlier it was reported that Prince Harry intends to fly from the US to the UK to accompany his grandfather, Prince Philip, on his last journey.