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.
- Prince Philip passed away on April 9 aged 99, Buckingham Palace confirmed
- The Duke of Edinburgh title, held by the Queen's husband, is set to be passed to another royal after his funeral
- In other royal news (opens in new tab), the Queen's first public duty following Prince Philip's death has been revealed (opens in new tab)
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.
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.
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