Prince Charles has a title change planned for his younger brother Prince Edward, but it won’t happen for almost a decade.
When Prince Philip died in April, his Duke of Edinburgh title was passed onto Prince Charles as per tradition, but Prince Charles won’t need it when he becomes King.
Royal fans are curious as to who will receive the title, as it’ll either be bestowed upon Edward, 57, or another member of his family. He can also leave it in abeyance.
Arbiter, former palace press secretary, said that the title will be given to Prince Edward, but in around eight years’ time.
“That Prince Edward will become The Duke of Edinburgh in the next reign was his father’s and is his mother’s wishes and Prince Charles won’t go against those,” Arbiter wrote on Twitter.
“It won’t happen immediately, but by 2029, when Edward turns 65, it will.
“Time for speculation, without substance, to cease.”
9Honey’s royal commentator, Victoria Arbiter, tweeted her thoughts on it as well.
“Finding the Prince Charles/Duke of Edinburgh title debate highly speculative,” Victoria wrote on Twitter.
“So far there’s very little evidence to support the claim. Charles wouldn’t go against the wishes of his parents, nor would he be discussing the topic while his mother is still alive.”
The Times quoted a source that’s close to Prince Charles said that the decision is “up to him”.
“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.”
Prince Edward is well aware that the title should’ve gone to his elder brother Prince Andrew, but the Queen had already given him the dukedom of York.
“It’s a very bittersweet role to take on because the only way the title can come to me is after both my parents have actually passed away,” Edward said.
“My father was very keen that the title should continue, but he didn’t quite move quickly enough with Andrew, so it was us who he eventually had the conversation with. It was a lovely idea; a lovely thought.”
This article originally appeared on Over60.