Prince. Duke. Earl. Baron. There are a variety of titles men in the monarchy can be given these days. And, if we’re being completely honest, it can be difficult to keep track of the differences between them. We know Prince William (now Prince of Wales) was previously granted the titles of Duke of Cornwall and Cambridge, and Prince Harry is also the Duke of Sussex. But what makes William and Harry dukes? And what is a duke?
First, it’s important to know that there are five possible titles for males in the peerage system (a legal system conferring titles of realms in the United Kingdom). Ranked from highest to lowest, they include duke, marquess, earl, viscount and baron.