Who will inherit the Duke of Edinburgh title? This royal is set to take on the role

Another royal will take on the Duke of Edinburgh title after Prince Philip's funeral

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh raises his hat in his role as Captain General, Royal Marines, makes his final individual public engagement as he attends a parade to mark the finale of the 1664 Global Challenge, on the Buckingham Palace Forecourt on August 2, 2017 in London, England
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After the sad news of Prince Philip's death was announced last week, many people are wondering who will inherit the Duke of Edinburgh title.

On Friday April 9, Buckingham Palace announced that Prince Philip had sadly died "It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. 

"His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. Further announcements will be made in due course. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss."

Prince Philip's funeral will take place on Saturday April 17 at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. A national minute's silence will take place at 3pm that day. 

After much speculation, we now know which member of the Royal Family will take over as the Duke of Edinburgh.

Who will inherit the Duke of Edinburgh title?

Prince Charles has inherited the title of the Duke of Edinburgh, the Evening Standard reports. This will be confirmed after Prince Philip's funeral on Saturday April 17 by senior courtiers, according to the publication.

However, when Prince Charles takes the throne after Queen Elizabeth and becomes King, he will not retain the title of the Duke of Edinburgh.

Prince Charles, Colonel, Welsh Guards, And His Brother Prince Edward, Earl Of Wessex Talking On The Balcony Of Buckingham Palace

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When Charles ascends the throne, the title will then be passed to Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, the Queen and Prince Philip's youngest son. 

According to Metro, this has been the plan since as far back as 1999, as the Queen has the authority to reallocate the title within the male bloodline as she sees fit. As Edward already oversees the Duke of Edinburgh award, the choice makes a lot of sense.

Our thoughts are with the entire Royal Family following the sad news of Prince Philip's passing. 

Lucy Abbersteen

Lucy is a UK-based beauty journalist who has written for titles including Marie Claire, Glamour and OK!, as well as contributing to woman&home. Her work covers everything from expert skin and haircare advice to beauty trends and reviews of the latest products. During her career she regularly speaks to the industry's leading hairdressers, dermatologists and make-up artists, has covered backstage at London Fashion Week and interviewed many a celeb about their beauty routine.