Duke of Cumberland and Teviotdale
|Duke of Cumberland and Teviotdale|
|Style||His Royal Highness
|Appointer||Monarch of Great Britain|
|Term length||Life tenure or until accession as Sovereign|
The title Duke of Cumberland had been created three times in the Peerages of England and Great Britain.
This double dukedom, in the Peerage of Great Britain, was bestowed on Ernest Augustus (later King of Hanover), fifth son of King George III of the United Kingdom. The title was suspended for the third Duke's pro-German activities during World War I under the 1917 Titles Deprivation Act, as it was for his son. Under the Act the lineal male heirs of the 3rd Duke of Cumberland and Teviotdale have the right to petition the British Crown for the restoration of his peerages. To date, none has done so. The present heir is Prince Ernst August of Hanover (born 26 February 1954), great grandson of the 3rd Duke and current head of the House of Hanover. He is the senior male-line descendant of George III of the United Kingdom.
List of titleholders
Dukes of Cumberland and Teviotdale (1799)
- also Earl of Armagh (Ireland, 1799)
- The Prince Ernest Augustus, Duke of Cumberland and Teviotdale (1771–1851), fifth son of George III, became King of Hanover in 1837
- George V of Hanover, Duke of Cumberland and Teviotdale (1819–1878), eldest son of Ernest Augustus I, was deposed in 1866
- Ernest Augustus, Crown Prince of Hanover, Duke of Cumberland and Teviotdale (1845–1923), eldest son of George V of Hanover, was deprived of his British honours in 1919
Heirs to the Dukedom, if restored
- Ernest Augustus III, Duke of Brunswick (1887–1953), eldest son of the last Crown Prince and son-in-law of German Emperor William II.
- Ernest Augustus IV, Prince of Hanover (1914–1987), elder son of Ernest Augustus III
- Ernest Augustus V, Prince of Hanover (b 1954), eldest son of Ernest Augustus IV
- His heir-apparent would be his elder son Prince Ernst August of Hanover (b 1983)