King Charles was forced to give Prince Edward the title of Duke of Edinburgh
King Charles ‘didn’t intend’ to give his brother Prince Edward the title of Duke of Edinburgh as part of his plans to ‘shrink’ the monarchy, a royal expert has claimed.
Speaking on his Palace Confidential talk show, Richard Eden said Prince Harry’s decision to give his children the titles of prince and princess may have ‘sabotaged’ King Charles’ plans for a slimmed down monarchy.
He said that when Harry and Meghan started using the titles of prince and princess for their children, it became clear that was not going to happen and that King Charles could hardly justify not giving Prince Edward the title promised to him by their parents.
“It was a big deal and I really think it was behind it,” he said.
Harry and Meghan made their announcement after the christening of their daughter Lilibet.
Although senior members of the royal family were invited to attend the christening, no one bothered to travel to the United States for the ceremony.