Prince Louis snub: Royal title Prince George will receive before younger brother exposed


PRINCE Louis could have to wait years before receiving a royal title to match his older brother Prince George, an etiquette expert has suggested.

Prince Louis is expected to receive a series of royal titles as he grows up due to him being the youngest son of the future British king. But despite the young prince being set to take on several new styles in the future, there is one title Louis is likely to have to wait for while his older brother, Prince George, does not. A Debrett’s spokesman told the Evening Standard: “Prince Louis may well take up one of his father’s lesser titles, which in time will include those currently held by Prince Charles.


“Although the majority of Charles’s titles could be used by George, given that he will be Prince of Wales someday.

“Louis is, however, unlikely to ‘get a Dukedom’ until he marries.”

As the eldest son of William, the Duke of Cambridge, Prince George is likely to inherit the title as soon as his father becomes the next Prince of Wales.

Prince Louis could get some of the minor titles currently held by his grandfather Charles but a dukedom, the highest rank in British nobility, is usually granted to younger children of Royal Family members upon their marriage.

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Prince Louis may have to wait years before receiving the same title as Prince George (Image: KENSINGTON PALACE)


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Prince Louis is the youngest son of Prince William and could get minor titles growing up (Image: KENSINGTON PALACE)


Prince Harry was elevated to be Duke of Sussex shortly after tying the knot with Meghan Markle in 2018.

As the Prince of Wales currently still holds the dukedom of Cornwall and Rothesay, Prince William was created Duke of Cambridge in his own right.

While George is set to become the second Duke of Cambridge once William succeeds his father, Louis could still secure control of a special family title.

Prince Andrew, the Duke of York will not be passing on his title as he only has two daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.

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Prince Louis could also one day become Duke of York as his great-uncle has no male heirs (Image: KENSINGTON PALACE)


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Louis, George and Charlotte will all receive new titles when their father becomes king (Image: KENSINGTON PALACE)


Royal tradition does not allow female descendants of the Queen to receive a dukedom upon their marriage therefore the Duke of York title would automatically return to the Crown at the death of the current holder.

The title is believed to be of special significance to the Queen as her father and mother used to be the Duke and Duchess of York before they unexpectedly ascended to the throne in 1936.

While Prince Harry and Meghan Markle choose not to have their son receive the HRH style, as a descendant of the future king, Archie could also one day receive a royal title.

But with the couple officially stepping down from their royal roles in March, it is unlikely Archie will change his name to include a new title.

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The family tree of the British Royal Family (Image: EXPRESS.CO.UK)


Prince Edward and Sophie, the Countess of Wessex also renounced the opportunity to have their children be styled as His or Her Royal Highness upon birth.

Despite royal rules in force at the time limiting the title of Prince and Princess to direct male descendants of the Queen, Her Majesty was reported to have offered her daughter Princess Anne to title her children, Peter and Zara, but was refused.

Following the marriage of Prince William to Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge in 2011, the Queen modified title and style regulations to expand the use of HRH to all children of the couple irrespective of gender.

The move allowed George and Louis’ sister, Charlotte, to be known as Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and also kept her in fourth place in the succession line despite the birth of her younger brother in 2017.

And Charlotte is also due to get herself a new title once her father becomes king, with the Debrett’s spokesman adding: “Charlotte is likely to become Princess Royal one day, as this is a title conferred on the eldest daughter of the monarch.”