Lady Louise will be able to use the title of princess once she has reached the age of majority. She will therefore be the only one authorized to change her title, unlike her father, Prince Edward.
Lady Louise will be 18 in a few months. This will allow her to use the title of princess. The daughter of the Earl and Countess of Wessex will therefore be allowed to call herself Her Royal Highness. This is already the case with her cousins Beatrice and Eugenie. Only, this power to change the title applies only to her. Indeed, Prince Charles has recently not granted his brother, Prince Edward, the title of Duke of Edinburgh. Title that should return to him after the death of their father, Prince Philip.
If Charles is going to play silly games about titles, perhaps Edward and Sophie should make sure they use the titles their family already has. Louise is a modest teenager and doesn’t act like a princess, but she is one – that’s a fact,” a source told the Daily Mail.
And yet, Prince Edward would have waited more than 20 years to be able to inherit the title of his father. An enthusiasm curbed by his brother, Prince Charles, who draws his reasons from tradition. The latter wants the title of Duke of Edinburgh to be immediately transmitted to Prince Charles after the death of his father. Although many expected that this title would go to Prince Edward.
Prince Charles wants to break a promise
Recall that in 1999, Buckingham Palace announced that Prince Edward would succeed his father in the duchy. So he received the blessing of the Queen and Prince Philip. Regarding his title of Earl of Wessex, he received it after his marriage to Sophie Rhys-Jones in the same year. Although he himself chose this title.
However, according to Sunday Times, Prince Charles would think about an opportunity to break this promise. The Prince of Wales is reportedly thinking about his own future. “The prince is the Duke of Edinburgh and it is up to him what happens to the title. It will not go to Edward,” a source close to Charles told the newspaper.