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Britain’s King Charles named his younger brother Prince Edward as new Duke of Edinburgh

Britain’s King Charles named his younger brother Prince Edward the new Duke of Edinburgh on Friday, passing on the title last held by their father Prince Philip, Buckingham Palace said in a statement.

Edward, who turns 59 on Friday, becomes the latest member of the royal family to be given a new title since Charles became king in September following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth.

William, Charles’ eldest son and heir to the throne, was named Prince of Wales, while the children of his second son Harry, who is no longer a member of the royal family, were officially named prince and princess earlier this week.

Edward’s new title comes after he took on a number of his father’s roles, including The Duke of Edinburgh Award charity, which encourages young people to take on challenges.


“The new Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh are proud to continue Prince Philip’s legacy of promoting opportunities for young people from all backgrounds to reach their full potential,” Buckingham Palace said, referring to Edward’s wife Sophie.

Philip held the title of Duke of Edinburgh from his marriage to then-Princess Elizabeth in 1947 until his death in 2021.

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