King Charles Plans to Bestow Princess Charlotte With Duchess of Edinburgh Title? Monarch Allegedly Blindsided Prince Edward, Sophie Wessex With His Decision

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King Charles will soon be crowned as the British monarch. Prior to the ceremony, there were ongoing discussions regarding the royal titles that he could bestow on certain members of the British clan. In the past, there were whispers claiming that Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex would inherit the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh titles.

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Prince Edward, Sophie Wessex Blindsided By King Charles' Plans?

But according to Now to Love, Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex were blindsided by King Charles' decision to give the title to his granddaughter, Princess Charlotte, instead.

"The Wessexes are shocked. They can't help but take it personally, given it flies in the face of what was agreed, and feel there could be another way to honor Charlotte, who they love," the source said.

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King Charles Plans To Give Princess Charlotte The Duchess Of Edinburgh Title?

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According to royal expert Richard Eden, the changes in King Charles' plans is in line with King Charles' new future for the royal family.

"As the ducal title would continue to pass on to Edward's descendants until the line runs out, making a new royal household – something Charles does not want," the publication said.

According to the publication, Queen Elizabeth promised to give the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh titles to Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex when they tied the knot years ago.

"The queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, and the Prince of Wales have agreed that Prince Edward should be given the Dukedom of Edinburgh in due course when the title held now by Prince Philip eventually reverts to The Crown," the previous statement read.

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King Charles Hasn't Made A Decision Regarding Archie, Lilibet's Royal Titles?

Other than Prince Edward, Sophie Wessex, and Princess Charlotte, Prince Harry's children are also waiting on King Charles' decision regarding their royal titles.

Some royal experts are convinced that King Charles would bestow royal titles to Archie and Lilibet, while others believe that the monarch wouldn't make any rash decisions, especially since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex no longer work for the royal family.

Royal author Katie Nicholl previously revealed that King Charles hasn't made any decision regarding Archie and Lilibet's royal titles. And the monarch's next move will depend on Prince Harry and Markle's projects that will be released this month and in January.

"It depends a lot on what happens in the coming months, particularly with Harry's book and their TV show. He is hurt and disappointed but he has always said his love for Harry is unconditional," she told Vanity Fair.

A second source told The Sun that Prince Harry and Markle were insistent on wanting their children to have royal titles.

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"But [they] have been left furious that Archie and Lilibet cannot take the title HRH. That is the agreement—they can be prince and princess but not HRH because they are not working royals," the source said.

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