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UK News Prince Philip titles: Will the Queen give Lord High Admiral title to Prince Charles?

21:26  12 april  2021
21:26  12 april  2021 Source:   express.co.uk

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The death of Prince Philip had led to an inevitable shake-up of his many former royal titles, with a number of honours and names due to be distributed among the Royal Family. Prince Philip died aged 99 on Friday morning. He was married to Queen Elizabeth II for 73 years.

A statement from Buckingham Palace on Friday said: "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 made in due course.

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"The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss."

He was the longest-serving consort to a monarch in British history, having served alongside his wife for the entirety of her 68-year reign.

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh wearing a suit and tie: Prince Charles and Prince Philip © GETTY Prince Charles and Prince Philip a group of people posing for the camera: Royal family © GETTY Royal family

Royal Family members have paid tribute to the patriarch, with each of his four children speaking about their father since Friday, including a rare statement from Prince Andrew.

Prince William and Prince Harry have both released separate statements, and the Duke of Sussex has arrived back in England from the USA.

The Queen has not released a personal statement on the loss of her husband and at this stage is not expected to.

The funeral is due to take place on Saturday at Windsor.

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a man holding a baby: Royal Family © GETTY Royal Family

What will happen to the Duke of Edinburgh title?

His son, Prince Charles, will become the Duke of Edinburgh now his father has passed - but he will also retain his Duke of Cornwall title.

Senior courtiers will confirm the move after Prince Philip's funeral in Windsor this Saturday.

Royal watchers have long thought the title would go to the Queen and Prince Philip's youngest son, Prince Edward, who is currently the Earl of Wessex.

Prince Charles will remain the Duke of Edinburgh until he becomes King when the title could possibly then be passed on to his youngest brother Prince Edward.

This will also make his wife Camilla the Duchess of Edinburgh, a title the Queen did not use throughout her marriage.

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What other titles did Prince Philip have?

Prince Philip's full style was quite the mouthful: His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth, Baron Greenwich, Royal Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, Extra Knight of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle, Member of the Order of Merit, Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order, Grand Master and First and Principal Knight Grand Cross of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Knight of the Order of Australia, Additional Member of the Order of New Zealand, Extra Companion of the Queen's Service Order, Royal Chief of the Order of Logohu, Extraordinary Companion of the Order of Canada, Extraordinary Commander of the Order of Military Merit, Lord of Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council, Privy Councillor of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada, Personal Aide-de-Camp to Her Majesty, Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom.

Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex wearing a suit and tie: Prince Edward and Prince Charles © GETTY Prince Edward and Prince Charles

Will the Queen give Lord High Admiral of the Royal Navy title to Prince Charles?

A number of Philip's titles are more important than others, such as Lord High Admiral, which is the ceremonial head of the Navy.

The Queen appointed Prince Philip the title of Lord High Admiral of the Royal Navy as a 90th birthday present.

Currently, it is unclear who will be next to receive the title as it is now vacant.

One person who could take on the title could be Prince Charles, however, nothing has been confirmed as yet.

The Earl of Merioneth and Baron Greenwich were both created for the late prince on his marriage to then Princess Elizabeth, and these titles will most likely go to Prince Charles along with the Duke of Edinburgh title.

Prince Philip will also be replaced on the privy council, which is currently headed up by Jacob Rees-Mogg.

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