Prince Charles will reportedly stop brother Edward becoming Duke of Edinburgh.
But the move from the Prince of Wales comes despite his dad Prince Philip’s wishes for when he died.
The Duke of Edinburgh is a title which can be passed from royal to royal.
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And the former Duke of Edinburgh, who died aged 99 in April before being buried at St George’s Chapel, at Windsor Castle, in front of 30 mourners, wanted his son Edward to take on the title in the event of his death.
But Charles is ready to block the move – because he wishes as future King to have a “slimmer monarchy”.
Edward mourned at the funeral alongside wife, Sophie, while Charles also attended, alongside Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall.
A source close to Charles said: “The Prince is the Duke of Edinburgh as it stands, and it is up to him what happens to the title. It will not go to Edward.”
“It isn’t just about whether Edward becomes Duke of Edinburgh by rite of passage or not, there have been discussions about the whole top tier of the Royal Family,” a source told the Daily Mail.
A royal aide told the newspaper: “It was probably human nature to transfer your affection to the youngest, who in the scheme of things will inherit nothing. It was why he wished Edward to have his title.”
“Put yourself in his shoes,” the aide told the Mail. “You have been consort and then [Charles] comes along and is suddenly the heir.”
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