No, it wasn't, Rebecca. It was a hereditary peerage, with the same remainder as previous dukedoms given to members of the royal families. Unless Parliament steeped in and amended the remainder, upon Philip's death, it would be inherited by Charles.
Charles, William, George, Louis, Harry, Archie and Andrew would all need to die before Philip in order for Edward to inherit the title.
And another thought, Rebecca. If Edward had inherited the title, it still would be a hereditary peerage not a life peerage.
So when Philip died in April 2021, Buckingham Palace announced that the title had reverted to the monarch – and that continued to be the case when Queen Elizabeth died last September.
No, that was never announced. When you and your ilk asked why Edward wasn't using the title, the Palace explained to you that Charles had inherited it, but didn't use it because the Prince of Wales title was the higher title, and that the Edinburgh dukedom couldn't be regranted until the holder of the dukedom and the monarch were one and the same person).
Sources stressed that the timing of the announcement had nothing to do with developments this week regarding the titles of Harry and Meghan's children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet, as such announcements are normally made on a member of the Royal Family's birthday.
Yeah, and Charles had no intentions of marrying Camilla. Pull the other one, it's got bells on it. And who knew that William, Harry, Andrew, etc received their dukedoms on their birthdays? Or maybe, like the monarch, they too have two birthdays?
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