Prince Philip, who retired from public life in 2017 after decades of extraordinary service to the Crown, has been admitted to a London hospital for medical treatment.
The 99-year-old prince was given the title of Duke of Edinburgh before his marriage to the Queen in 1947, and their youngest son, Prince Edward, was supposed to be appointed to take over the title.
The Queen’s husband served extensively as an acting Royal King, but one of his greatest accomplishments was the establishment of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.
The media quoted constitutional expert Iain MacMarthann as saying, “Regarding the Duchy of Edinburgh, to feel his survival, it was felt that he had to transfer to another of his sons, Prince Edward.”
His brothers Prince Charles (72) and Prince Andrew (61) received the duchy from the Queen on their wedding day.
Prince Edward, who currently holds the Earl of the Count, has also taken over his father’s estate when it comes to continuing his work with the Duke of Edinburgh Award.