Today is the birthday of Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex – to celebrate the occasion, here are 20 facts about The Queen’s youngest daughter-in-law.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO HER ROYAL HIGHNESS TO THE COUNTESS OF WESSEX. MAY SHE SEE MANY PROSPEROUS BIRTHDAYS WITH HER LOVING ROYAL FAMILY. ALL THE BEST. TAHIRA
“There official offices…” should be edited to “their.”
Could we expect prince Edward to get the dukedom in the next coronation honours list ? (Prince Phillips then of course have to die before the queen). And could he get a marquessate as a subsidiary title ?
We can expect the Dukedom of Edinburgh to be conferred on Prince Edward after both his parents die – could well end up being Coronation honours. Subsidiary titles would likely be Earl of Merioneth and Baron Greenwich, as that’s what the current creation is. Marquessates aren’t used in the Royal Family (for whatever reason).
Thanks for answering. I do however find it strange that the two subsidiary titles in the current duke of Edinburgh creation should be recreated, you seem to forget that Edward is an earl/viscount already.
The next Edinburgh creation may even pass to lady Louise ( gender neutral first born remainder in letter patent), reflecting the “modern time”. Not very likely, but the royal family does indeed surprise us from time to time; a dukedom for Edward where expected in 99.
I understand that Lady Louise’s parents declined the prince and princess titles for their children, but since she is legally entitled to it as were Prince Andrew’s children, can she petition the Queen ( or King Charles) at some point in the future and have it granted her?
You’re right – and there’s nothing to stop them being granted the titles in future, either by Her present Majesty or Prince Charles as King.
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