Originally Posted by sophie25
No, Edward will become Duke of Edinburgh upon his father's death.
Not true. The LP of Philip's peerages has a remainder which designates the heirs of the body male, lawfully begotten
. When the Duke passes away right now, his eldest son is the heir.
When the Duke passes away while his eldest son is King, his peerages will merge with the Crown. Then Charles can create a new
Dukedom of Edinburgh with Edward as 1st Duke of the new (4th) creation. James will then once become the 2nd Duke of this 4th creation.
Never will Edward "succeed" to the current 3rd creation, he is so junior (8th!) in the list of heirs to Philip's peerages.
1st creation 1726
The Prince Frederick, 1st Duke of Edinburgh (later Prince of Wales)
The Prince George, 2nd Duke of Edinburgh (later King George III)
2nd creation 1866
The Prince Alfred, 1st Duke of Edinburgh
3rd creation 1947
The Prince Philip, 1st Duke of Edinburgh