|Earl of Merioneth|
|Creation date||20 November 1947|
|Monarch||King George VI|
|Peerage||Peerage of the United Kingdom|
|First holder||Prince Philip|
|Present holder||Prince Charles|
|Heir apparent||Prince William|
|Remainder to||the 1st Earl's heirs male of the body lawfully begotten|
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