Prince Edward is reportedly in line to receive the title of Duke of Edinburgh once Prince Charles becomes king.

In its August 2 issue, Life & Style claimed that Prince Charles agreed to bestow the title on his younger brother because it was Prince Philip’s dying wish.

But the heir to the throne suddenly had a change of heart. And he allegedly decided to shake up the palace further by not giving the title of Prince Edward.

“Charles has caused quite a stir at the palace. To say that Edward is appalled is an understatement. He fuming and feels frozen out,” the source said.

The insider claimed that Prince Charles has been telling friends that his decision has to do with his desire to slim down the monarchy. If Prince Edward will be given the title, he and his children will be given important roles within The Firm.

However, Prince Edward isn’t allegedly convinced that Prince Charles has clean intentions. After all, the dad of two is convinced that as the day of his coronation nears, the power that he would have has started to get into Prince Charles’ head.

“Charles certainly wasn’t this cut-throat and coldhearted a few years ago,” the source said.

Meanwhile, the tabloid then passed the blame on Prince Charles’ wife, Camilla. They said that the Duchess of Cornwall was the one that convinced her husband to not give Prince Edward the title.

After all, it has always been Camilla’s goal to stay on top. And anyone who gets in the way of her and Prince Charles became the main focus of the royal family needs to go.

Queen Elizabeth, on the other hand, can see where her two sons are coming from. While she agrees with Prince Charles that having a streamlined monarchy is what’s necessary, she doesn’t think that he has the right to deny Prince Edward of the title.

However, one should take the tabloid’s claims with a grain of salt. Prince Charles hasn’t made a final decision regarding the Duke of Edinburgh title.

And if it’s true that he made a promise to Prince Philip that he would give it to Prince Edward when he becomes king, he will most likely live up to this promise.

It seems that there are a lot of speculations regarding the royal title because one commentator recently told Express that it would be unthinkable for Prince Charles to deny his brother the title.