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These titles were given to them by the Queen at an appropriate time in their lives. Usually when they reach adulthood, or when they marry (in both cases). I believe that Andrew, Duke of York, was given the title as part of the family continuation. King George VI was Duke of York before acceeding to the throne. The titles continue in the traditional hereditary manner, but if the line runs out then the title goes back to the discretion of the sovereign--it doesn't get traced back to the nearest relative.

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Q: Why does Prince Edward have the title Earl of Wessex and Prince Andrew have the title Duke of York?
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