Prince George title: Why Prince George will have a long wait to receive THIS title

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PRINCE GEORGE is the eldest child of Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge. In addition to being a Prince, George could also receive a new royal title one day, but he will have to wait a while before he receives it.

Born on July 22, 2013, Prince George is the eldest child of Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge. To the delight of royal fans, two days after his birth the Palace announced the baby’s name to be George. As the son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George’s full name is currently His Royal Highness (HRH) Prince George of Cambridge – but George’s name is likely to change in the future.

After Prince George’s birth in 2013, a statement from Kensington Palace read: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their son George Alexander Louis.”

The name George is a common name in the Royal Family, with many of Britain’s past monarchs also holding the name.

It was also the name of Queen Elizabeth’s father and predecessor, King George VI.

Alexander is thought to be a tribute to the Queen, who’s middle name is Alexandra.

Prince George title: Prince George

Prince George title: Why Prince George will have a long wait to receive THIS title (Image: GETTY)

Prince George title: Kate Middleton, Prince William and Prince George

Prince George title: Prince George was born in 2013 (Image: PA IMAGES)

The name Louis also has historical links to the Royal Family.

Prince William holds the middle name of Louis, as did Prince Philip’s uncle, Lord Louis Mountbatten.

The name would also be chosen for George’s younger brother, Prince Louis, who was born in 2018.

Members of the Royal Family do not legally require a surname, but if George ever needs one he and his siblings use the surname Cambridge.

Prince George title: Prince George, Prince William and Princess Charlotte

Prince George title: As the son of a direct heir to the throne, Prince George automatically received the title of Prince upon his birth (Image: GETTY)

However when George is older, his name and title could change altogether.

In the Royal Family, only the Queen has the authority to bestow royal titles.

As the son of a direct heir to the throne, Prince George automatically received the title of Prince upon his birth.

But like his father, Prince George could receive another royal title on his wedding day in addition to Prince.

The Queen usually offers members of her family a new title when they get married.

Prince William became the Duke of Cambridge upon his marriage to Kate Middleton in 2011, and Kate subsequently became the Duchess of Cambridge.

Prince Harry became the Duke of Sussex after marrying Meghan Markle in 2011, and Meghan was given the mirror title of Duchess of Sussex.

Prince Andrew is the Duke of York, Prince Edward is the Earl of Wessex, and Prince Charles is the Duke of Cornwall – although Charles held this title prior to his marriage as it goes hand-in-hand with the title of Prince of Wales.

Prince George title: Kate Middleton, Princess Charlotte, Prince William and Prince George

Prince George title: Prince George could one day hold his father’s title of Duke of Cambridge (Image: GETTY)

What new title could Prince George receive?

It is likely Prince George would receive a dukedom on his wedding day.

However the dukedom George receives will entirely depend on the monarch’s decision.

If Prince William is Prince of Wales when George marries, his Duke of Cambridge title will be vacant, and George could technically become the next Duke of Cambridge.

However if Prince William is King, it is possible George will have already been invested as Prince of Wales, and would therefore also be Duke of Cornwall.

George could also receive a different title, depending on which royals hold which title in the future.

SOURCE: EXPRESS CO UK