Kate and William could get two new royal titles when Charles becomes King
When it comes to the Royal Family, it can get a little confusing trying to remember everyone’s official titles.
Prince Charles is the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cornwall, Prince Harry is the Duke of Sussex and Prince Andrew is the Duke of York… you get the idea.
But what could make matters even more complicated is when Charles becomes King – then several royals could take on new titles.
This change will have the greatest impact on Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton.
Currently known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the happy couple, both 36, could also gain two other royal titles in this case.
According to royal expert Marlene Koenig, the pair might inherit Charles’ titles once he takes the throne.
Speaking to HELLO! Magazine Marlene explained that while William will always be HRH Duke of Cambridge, he may end up being styled as HRH The Duke of Cornwall and Cambridge.
Kate could also be known as HRH The Duchess of Cornwall and Cambridge.
If that weren’t enough, William may also take on his father’s title of Prince of Wales, making Kate the Princess of Wales.
This title currently belongs to Charles and was gifted to him by the Queen. The title isn’t hereditary and won’t be passed along naturally to William. It will only be given if the monarch decides they wish to give it.
The Queen didn’t bestow the title on Charles until he was nine years old.
Marlene said she thought it was safe to say that William will be given the title, but not within the first few weeks of Charles’ reign.
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HELLO!’s royal correspondent, Emily Nash, added that once Charles is King, Camilla’s official title will also change.
Instead of being the Princess of Wales, she will become Queen Consort, but may choose to style herself as Princess Consort.
Emily said: "At the time of her 2005 wedding to Prince Charles, Clarence House said the Duchess of Cornwall would be known as Princess Consort when her husband became King.
"Memories of his divorce and the tragic death of Princess Diana meant the public were not receptive to the idea of her becoming Queen at that time."
She added: "There is nothing to suggest that the plan has changed, although many royal watchers are convinced that the Prince of Wales wants his wife to be Queen alongside him when he is crowned."
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