As it became known, King Charles allowed himself to show a not-too-friendly attitude toward his younger brother, Prince Edward. At the same time, his actions were in clear contradiction with what the late Queen Elizabeth wanted. Moreover, it is completely unclear what could provoke the monarch’s decision, which many considered unfair. This was reported by the Mirror edition.
According to an insider who is well aware of the state of affairs at the royal palace, Karl decided not to give his brother the title promised to him, which he had been waiting for so many years. The fact is that only Edward, the youngest of Queen Elizabeth’s sons, did not have, in addition to his title of Prince, due to his birthright, the title of Duke. And he was to inherit the title that once belonged to the late Prince Philip — the Duke of Edinburgh.
Note that this title was promised to the Prince quite officially. At one time, in 1999, when Edward married his current wife, Sophie, for some reason he did not receive, as was usually done in the Royal Family, a new title on the occasion of the wedding. Earlier, Prince Andrew became the Duke of York after his marriage to Sarah, and Elizabeth granted the title of Duke of Cornwall to the current King Charles himself after his wedding to Princess Diana.
As for Edward, an official public announcement was made on behalf of the Queen. It was announced that in due course he would inherit the title of his father, that is, Prince Philip.
However, this did not happen. After Philip’s death, the title of Duke of Edinburgh passed to Charles, then still a Prince. And after Elizabeth’s death, when Charles became King, the title became vacant.
“The King wants to slim down the monarchy [so] it wouldn’t make sense to make the Earl the Duke of Edinburgh,” a palace source told The Daily Mail.
According to an insider, Charles decided not to give his brother the title promised to him by the Queen herself. Edward has never hidden that he dreamed of being awarded this honor. Edward, as the youngest, was always in the shadow of his brothers. And getting the title would undoubtedly raise his status, bringing him “out of the shadows.”
Edward always faithfully performed all the duties of a member of the Royal Family. And after the death of the Queen, he took on additional tasks. In short, I tried my best. In addition, unlike his brother Andrew, who was involved in a scandal, he never disgraced the honor of his family.