I was very pleased to read this announcement. On his wedding day, it was agreed with his parents that he would take the Wessex title, but inherit the dukedom on the death of his father. Obviously the Queen was reluctant to confer it close to Prince Philip’s death, but the King does seem to have been shuffling his feet over this one. Both the new Duke and Duchess have valiantly supported both the Queen and King Charles and this is an acknowledgement of that.
I did notice, though that the wording of the notice appeared to imply that the Dukedom would not be passed on Edward’s death to his son James, though the young man is now elevated to the Earl of Wessex,