Princess Charlotte to miss out on this honour after King Charles has 'change of heart'

Princess Charlotte was thought to be set for a special new title

Princess Charlotte to miss out on this honour
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Princess Charlotte looks set to miss out on a prestigious honour after claims that King Charles had a 'change of heart'.

Princess Charlotte is set to miss out on the title of Duchess of Edinburgh after it is claimed King Charles has had a 'change of heart' and plans to make Prince Edward the Duke of Edinburgh.

The King is reported to have originally looked at giving the prestigious title (opens in new tab) to his granddaughter,, but according to recent reports, the monarch, whose coronation will take place in May of this year, has changed his mind.

Prince Edward is claimed to have considered the King's decision to give the title to Charlotte a 'slap in the face' and it's alleged that this is what prompted His Majesty to re-think the plans for the title, according to reports in The Mirror (opens in new tab)

A source close to Prince Edward also reportedly told The Daily Mail, "It was a slap in the face, particularly when Edward has been such a help to Charles over the Andrew farrago.

"Also because the Queen had promised him the title before she died and it was always believed by Edward and Sophie that, in time, the title would then be passed down to their son, Viscount Severn.

"Now it does look like the tide is turning. Clearly the King has had time to reflect on the late Queen's wishes."

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Reports claim King Charles may ask that the title be reverted back to the Crown from Edward rather than passing onto his heirs.

The title Duke of Edinburgh is one previously used by Prince Philip up until his death (opens in new tab).

The roles of the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh are considered two of the most senior positions in the Royal family - like Princess Anne - meaning Princess Charlotte's position should she have been given the title, would have been be in line with the second child of Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth.

Selina Maycock
Senior Entertainment Writer

Selina is a Senior Entertainment Writer with more than 14 years of experience in newspapers and magazines. She currently looks after all things Entertainment for, Woman&Home, and My Imperfect Life. Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories.