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« on: January 27, 2017, 09:08:43 pm »

After she married Prince Philip in 1947, Elizabeth's title was HRH The Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh.   
After she became Queen Elizabeth II in 1952, did she keep the title of Duchess of Edinburgh?

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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2017, 10:42:31 pm »

^ The Queen is still technically the Duchess of Edinburgh, yes, and will be until her death. That's one of the reasons Ed cannot become Duke of Edinburgh until both his parents are dead and the title is subsumed back into the Crown again ready for Charles to give it out to his brother.
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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2017, 09:47:33 pm »

The main reason why Edward has to wait until both parents are dead is that Charles will inherit the title when his father dies. If that happens before the Queen dies then Charles will add the Edinburgh title to all his others. It isn't as if the title dies with Philip but it passes to Charles. There is a line of succession to the Edinburgh title - Charles, William, George, Harry, Andrew, Edward, James. Until one of those on that list becomes the monarch the title is extant and can't be regranted. When it merges with the Crown - probably with Charles' accession or shortly thereafter - it will be available for regrant but there is the very, very, very slim possibility of it not merging e.g. Charles, William and George all predecease Philip and/or The Queen - Charlotte becomes The Queen and Harry inherits Edinburgh.
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