I keep reading that Prince Edward's children were to be titled as the children of an Earl until they turned 18 at which point they would be able to choose whether or not to use their titles of Princess/Prince. I could be wrong (and it certainly wouldn't be the first time), but that is not how I remember it. I remember it being stated that they would be styled as the children of an earl, period; no choice on their part.
I can't remember if The Queen issued letters patent to that effect or if she simply "let it be known" that that was how they were to be styled.
Am I correct, or do they really get to choose? If it is a choice on their part have there been other cases where The King/Queen has allowed such a choice?
I'm afraid I don't know where to search, but is there a link to the Letters Patent or statement from the palace concerning their titles/style?
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