So the courtesy title of the eldest son of the Earl of Southesk wasn't Baron Balinhard but Lord Carnegie (as it is a Scottish title and Lords in Scotland are the equivalent of English barons).
And when the Duke of Fife also inherited the earldom of his father, that earldom was much older than Macduff earldom which was created in 1900 while the earldom of the Earl of Southesk was created in 1633. So using that title as courtesy title made sense in light of the traditions of the peerage.
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