King Charles set to make HUGE change to royal titles: New Duke of Edinburgh set to be appointed

King Charles has reportedly had a change of heart when it comes to royal titles
King Charles has reportedly had a change of heart when it comes to royal titles

It is reported that Edward was bypassed for the title of Duke of Edinburgh

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King Charles is looking to make amends with his youngest brother, Edward, Earl of Wessex, in a new royal title revamp.

It is reported that Edward was bypassed for the title of Duke of Edinburgh, after many believed the honour would go to the Prince.

The King has yet to grant the title, with sources claiming it may be bestowed upon Princess Charlotte when she was older.

Now, however, sources have told the Daily Mail that the family believe the King has had a change of heart and is likely to grant Edward the title after all.

The Earl of Wessex may find himself with the updated title in March next year, when he turns 60.

The King has long been rumoured to be considering granting Prince William’s daughter Charlotte the title, which is said to have caused considerable tension within the family.

Charles is said to have relied on advice from Edward as the threat of a US sex-abuse lawsuit lingered over their brother Prince Andrew.

A source close to Edward told the Daily Mail: “It was a slap in the face, particularly when Edward has been such a help to Charles over the Andrew farrago.

“Also because the Queen had promised him the title before she died and it was always believed by Edward and Sophie that, in time, the title would then be passed down to their son, Viscount Severn.

“Now it does look like the tide is turning. Clearly the King has had time to reflect on the late Queen's wishes.”