Prince Charles follows in father's footsteps with new title after Prince Philip’s death

The Queen’s late husband passed away in April last year

and held the patronage for over six decades after being honoured with it in 1954.

Michael Griffin, the President of the Royal College of Surgeons

of Edinburgh, said Prince Charles being the new patron is a “privilege”.

He added that it was an honour to welcome the Prince

as the new patron and commended Prince Philip on his work with the College.

Mr Griffin referred to Charles as the Duke of Rothesay, as he is known in Scotland.

He said: “It is a privilege to welcome HRH The Duke

of Rothesay as Patron of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.