Now King Charles is accused of treating his younger brother Edward as a secondary member of the family, that is, somewhat contemptuously.

King Charles and Prince Edward at the funeral of Prince Philip's father / Photo: Associated Press

Express.co.uk writes that King Charles III has been warned that his continued refusal to give his younger brother the title of Duke of Edinburgh could cause a backlash and anger in the royal family.

Daily Mail editor Richard Kay said Charles would resist calls to give Edward the title of Duke of Edinburgh.

The title was originally promised to Edward by his late father, Prince Philip, in the hope that Charles would pass on the title after the Queen's death.

That is, when he becomes king.

Both the late Queen and the former Duke of Edinburgh said they believed the title would pass to Prince Edward "in due course".

It was also talked about in the days when Prince Philip was in the hospital a few months before his death in the spring of 2021.

It is known that Prince Edward took the title of Wessex after his wedding to Sophie Rhys-Jones in 1999, but it does not carry any special value.

"Wessex is a place that doesn't really exist, and Edinburgh is a big city, the capital of one of the four countries of Great Britain," says Mr Keith.

Prince Edward and the Countess of Wessex / Photo: Associated Press

For now, the title remains with the crown and the king has not yet disposed of it.

They say he wants to control that title.

Perhaps some changes will happen closer to the date of the King's coronation, which will take place on May 6, 2023.

Or the title will be given to Prince Edward on his birthday in March.

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