In the wake of Queen Elizabeth II’s death, her eldest son, Prince Charles, heir to the throne, will now be known as King Charles III; but he’s not the only member of the royal family to have his title changed. Like legacy line Other titles will also be affected, including Prince William and Kate Middleton, son and daughter-in-law of Charles, respectively.
William and Kate, who were named the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge when they married in 2011, are now also known as the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall after the Queen’s death. Their new official titles are: Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and Cambridge.
They updated Official Twitter account to reflect change.
The Principality of Cornwall Traditionally led by the eldest son of the reigning king. King Charles holds this title as the queen’s eldest son while his wife, Camilla, has gone with the Duchess of Cornwall. After the queen died and Charles was now king, the honor was passed on to his eldest son, William.
There may be more title changes in William and Kate’s future. Prince Charles and Princess Diana, his first wife, were also crowned Prince and Princess of Wales by the queen. (Technically, Camilla became Princess of Wales when she married Prince Charles in 2005, but she chose to be the Duchess of Cornwall publicly out of respect for Princess Diana too. The title is not automatically inherited, but “it is usually passed on when the current Prince of Wales ascends to the throne”, according to the Prince of Wales’s website, according to the Prince of Wales website. Marie Claire United Kingdom. King Charles could choose to do the same, thus making William and Kate the new Prince and Princess of Wales.
“The new king will have to invest [William] as the Prince of Wales, so there will most likely be a restoration at Caernarfon Castle, just like there was for Prince Charles in 1969,” said Carolyn Harris, author of Nurturing royalties: 1000 years of royal parentingexplain to Page six.
Such plans could be announced in time, but for now the royal family’s main focus is paying homage to the Queen.
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