Buckingham Palace announced in 1999 that Edward would succeed his daddy “in due course” with both his moms and dads consent.Instead, Edward was granted the Earl of Wessex title by the Queen after his marital relationship to Sophie Rhys-Jones that exact same year.After Prince Philips death in April this year, the title reverted to Philips eldest kid, Charles, as set out in the Letters Patent provided when George VI gave Philip the title in 1947. According to sources, Charles is now uncertain whether to give the title to Edward, another member of his family, or leave it in abeyance, the Sunday Times reports.READ MOREOne expert told the paper: “The prince is the Duke of Edinburgh as it stands, and it depends on him what takes place to the title. It will not go to Edward.”And another stated: “Edinburgh wont go to them (the Wessexes) as far as the prince is concerned.”The Earl of Wessex/ PA ArchiveOnce Charles ascends to the throne, the Duke of Edinburgh title will combine with the crown significance that it can be regranted once again to Edward.David White, who recommends the royal family on heraldry, told the newspaper that there was no immediate requirement for Charles to give Edward the title after his accession to the throne.He kept in mind: “George VI was the Duke of York and when he ended up being king, the dukedom merged with the Crown. It wasnt approved again until Prince Andrew became Duke of York.”Philip was the sixth person to bear the title the Duke of Edinburgh.He was granted the title on the day of his wedding to Queen Elizabeth on November 20 1947. Buckingham Palace declined to comment.