Prince Edward, who turns 58 today, is 14th in line to the throne so he has a very good chance of becoming monarch – but it seems he was once oddly offered the chance to do so. wear a crown
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As the Queen’s youngest child, Prince Edward is currently 14th in line to the throne, meaning his chances of becoming monarch are virtually non-existent.
Edward, who turns 58 today, has probably known all his life that the top job in the Company has always been out of reach.
However, he is said to have been strangely given the opportunity to become King – but of a newly formed nation in the 1990s.
It took place in 1994 after the collapse of the Soviet Union when a new set of states was established in Eastern Europe.
One of them was Estonia, and in the country’s first elections after the fall of the Soviet Union, a political party called the Independent Royalist Party of Estonia won eight seats in the country’s parliament.
The party is largely seen as a protest group but wants Estonia to be established as a monarchy, similar to that of Sweden or Norway.
And according to the Sunday Telegraph at the time, the party’s leader contacted the British royals to ask if Edward would become their king, saying they would be honored if he accepted.
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One letter reportedly states that Edward is “perfect” and that the group has admired him “incredibly”.
It’s no surprise, however, that Buckingham Palace says it’s “a charming but rather unlikely idea”.
Edward was married to his wife Sophie Wessex and the couple had two children – Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn.
Lady Louise and James, 14, are said to be very close to their grandmother the Queen and spent a lot of time with the Duke of Edinburgh before his death.
He is the Queen’s only son who does not hold the title of Duke and was instead given the title Earl of Wessex on his wedding day.
However, he could be classified as a duke in the future, when his younger brother Prince Charles becomes King.
At the time of Edward and Sophie’s wedding, it was announced that he would one day succeed his father as Duke of Edinburgh with the blessing of the late Prince Philip and the Queen.
Should that happen, this would become Duchess Sophie of Edinburgh – a courtesy title held by the Queen.
Sophie once told the Telegraph about the moment she and Edward were told Philip wanted them to take on the title.
“We sat there a bit dazed,” she said. Literally, he went straight in and said, ‘That’s right. I would love if you considered that’. “
The title of Duke of Edinburgh is currently held by Charles as he is the oldest child of the late Philip.
The title will return to the Crown when Charles becomes King, meaning he is free to give it again.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/prince-edwards-bizarre-opportunity-become-26425847 Prince Edward's Bizarre Chance To Be King - But It Didn't Come From The Queen