2017-11-28 19:44:33 UTC
The presumption is that when HRH Prince Henry of Wales marries,
he will be created HRH The Duke of Sussex.
British royal dukedoms have tended to come with an earldom and a barony,
with the titles distributed one English,one Scottish,and one (Northern)
Duke of Gloucester(England),Earl of Ulster(Ireland),Baron Culloden(Scotland)
Duke of Kent(England),Earl of St. Andrews(Scotland),Baron Downpatrick(Ireland)
Duke of Cambridge(England),Earl of Strathearn(Scotland),Baron Carrickfergus(Ireland)
Both George VI and Prince Andrew were created Duke of York(England) and
Earl of Inverness(Scotland),but the former was Baron Killarney and the
latter Baron Killyleagh because Killarney had become part of the Republic.
Prince Edward has been made Earl of Wessex and Viscount Severn (both
in England) and is expected to be given a new creation as Duke of
Edinburgh(Scotland),probably all by itself as he already has titles
that can be used for the sons and grandsons of future Dukes...the
current Dukedom is itself a breach of the pattern since its Earldom
is Merioneth(Wales) and Barony Greenwich(England) with nothing Irish.
When Prince Edward got a title out of the Heptarchy I thought it would
be fitting for his nephew to become Marquess of Mercia,but like Sussex
that's in England...as is Sleaford,the place referenced in Baron Hussey
of Sleaford's title forfeited when that ancestor of Meghan Markle was
beheaded on order of Henry VIII.
So those nuances may be out if they want geographical balance.
Also of note is the remainder to the title.
To date all royal dukedoms and associated titles have been created
with remainder to heirs-male (hence Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie
can not inherit the Dukedom of York,and Princess Alexandra can not
inherit the Dukedom of Kent).
With the throne historically passing to heirs general (daughters
allowed if there are no sons),and the Succession to the Crown Act
now on the books letting daughters precede sons,will this STILL
be the case?...or will one of the more inclusive remainders be
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