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Old 10-30-2016, 04:52 PM
Giles Giles is offline
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Originally Posted by Nawth Chucka View Post
Yeah, I skimmed to see if there were any unmarried dukes in modern history and didn't see any but it was by no means an exhaustive search. Plenty of single earls, though.
It's a special case, but the current Prince of Wales became Duke of Cornwall at the age of three, when his grandfather died and his mother became Queen.

King Edward VII became Duke of Cornwall at birth, as the first-born son of the then reigning monarch, Queen Victoria.