© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, appears to be like on as he walks by means of the Royal Botanic Gardens with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa throughout his state go to in London, Britain, November 23, 2022. REUTERS/Maja Smiejkowska/File Photograph
LONDON (Reuters) -Britain’s King Charles named his youthful brother Prince Edward as the brand new Duke of Edinburgh on Friday, handing him the title final held by their father Prince Philip, Buckingham Palace stated in an announcement.
Edward, 59 on Friday, turns into the newest member of the royal household to be granted a brand new title since Charles turned king in September after the dying of his mom, Queen Elizabeth.
William, Charles’s eldest son and inheritor to the throne, was named Prince of Wales, whereas the kids of his second son Harry, not a working royal, had been formally named as prince and princess earlier this week.
Edward’s new title comes after he took on numerous his father’s roles, together with at The Duke of Edinburgh Award charity which inspires younger individuals to undertake challenges.
“The brand new Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh are proud to proceed Prince Philip’s legacy of selling alternatives for younger individuals of all backgrounds to succeed in their full potential,” Buckingham Palace stated, referring to Edward’s spouse Sophie.
Philip had held the title of the Duke of Edinburgh since his marriage to the then Princess Elizabeth in 1947 till his dying in 2021.