Lady Louise will be 18 in a few months. This will allow her to use the title of princess. The daughter of the Earl and Countess of Wessex will therefore be allowed to be called Her Royal Highness. This is already the case with his cousins Beatrice and Eugenie. However, this power to change the title only applies to her. Indeed, Prince Charles recently denied his brother Prince Edward the title of Duke of Edinburgh. Title that should return to him after the death of their father, Prince Philip.
“If Charles is to play silly title games, maybe Edward and Sophie should make sure they use the titles their family already own. Louise is a modest teenager and doesn’t act like a princess, but she is – it’s a fact, “a source told the Daily Mail.
And yet, Prince Edward would have waited more than 20 years to be able to inherit his father’s title. An enthusiasm curbed by his brother, Prince Charles, who draws his reasons from tradition. The latter wants the title of Duke of Edinburgh to be immediately transmitted to Prince Charles after the death of his father. Although many expected that title would go to Prince Edward.
“Prince Charles wants to break a promise”
Recall that in 1999, Buckingham Palace announced that Prince Edward would succeed his father in the duchy. He therefore received the blessing of the Queen and Prince Philip. Regarding his title of Earl of Wessex, he received it after his marriage to Sophie Rhys-Jones in the same year. Although he himself chose this title.
However, according to the Sunday Times, Prince Charles is considering an opportunity to break that promise. The Prince of Wales would reflect on his own future. “The prince is the Duke of Edinburgh and it is up to him to decide what will happen to the title. It will not go to Edward,” a source close to Charles told the newspaper.
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