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Re: War Of The roses
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It is true that by tradition (not rule) the 2nd son of the sovereign has become Duke of York. It is not true that it is not inheritable.
There have been examples of 2nd sons not being made Duke of York.
The most recent being Queen Victoria. None of sons were given the title even though it was available for use.
I seriously doubt that Harry would even be made Duke of York after his uncle's death, but most likely it will be granted one day to little Prince Louis.
The War Of The roses involved branches of the royal house of Plantagenet- York and Lancaster. When the Tudors won the conflict, it became the rule that the Yorks would become the Duke of York and this title given to the second son of the monarch. The Lancasters saw their name enshrined as the Duke of Lancaster and this title is given to the monarch. the current monarch, besides being Queen, is also the Duchess of Lancaster. Neither are hereditary titles.
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