Little Princess Charlotte of Great Britain is on her way to special status because her grandfather, King Charles III, has big plans for her, and is likely to cause ill feelings among some members of the royal family.
Charles III is said to have a secret plan in which he apparently breaks a promise made by his parents, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, because, as he writes in The Sun, he decided very early on to give a new title to 7- his only twenty-year-old grandson.
Charlotte will be proclaimed Duchess of Edinburgh. The peculiarity of this title is that it previously belonged to the deceased queen. From her marriage in 1947 until her accession to the throne in 1952, Queen Elizabeth II held this title.
A royal family insider told The Sun: “It will be a fitting way to honor the memory of the Queen, who obviously held the title of Duchess of Edinburgh.”
If the secret plan goes ahead, though, it will be a surprising decision and could lead to a scandal with her brother, Prince Edward. After all, according to a Daily Mail insider, the headline was originally supposed to go to him.
According to the publication the Queen and her husband Prince Philip promised Edward the title, if he marries Sophie Rhys-Jones, now Countess of Wessex. And she did it in 1999, having received the title after the death of Prince Philip.
Prince Edward, as the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, did not receive the title of duke, but was only made earl of Wessex. But after his father’s death, he inherited the coveted title of Duke of Edinburgh.
But following Prince Philip’s death in April 2021, the title in question initially passed to Charles. And now as king he can give up the title of Duke of Edinburgh.