Prince Louis title: Why Louis will wait longer for royal titles than George and Charlotte


PRINCE LOUIS is the son of Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and future monarch Prince William, but he will likely be the last to receive a royal title out of his siblings.

Prince Louis, two, is the youngest of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s children. Born in 2018, Louis holds the title of Prince because the Queen passed a special decree prior to the birth of his elder brother, Prince George. In 2013 the Queen allowed all of Kate and William’s children to be known as princes or princesses.

Typically only the monarch’s children and grandchildren through the male line are automatically entitled to Prince or Princess titles in the Royal Family.

But the Queen made an exception for the Cambridge children, as George is one day expected to be King, as is his father Prince William.

Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis are each third, fourth and fifth in line to the throne respectively.

As all of the Cambridge children are high in the line of succession, each is likely to be given different royal titles in the future.

Prince Louis title: Prince George and Charlotte

Prince Louis title: Why Louis will have longer wait for titles than George and Charlotte (Image: GETTY)

Prince Louis title: Cambridge family

Prince Louis title: Prince Louis is the youngest child of Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William (Image: GETTY)

When Prince William becomes King, George is likely to be given the title of Prince of Wales.

Prince Charles is the current holder of the title as heir to the throne, and throughout history, it has been a title given to a monarch’s son by the monarch.

The Constitution Unit at University College London (UCL) explained: “Charles was created Prince of Wales in 1958 when he was aged 10, with an investiture at Caernarvon Castle in 1969.

“As an adult, Prince William might expect to become Prince of Wales soon after his father’s accession; but that will be a matter for the new King to decide because, strictly, the title is not heritable.”

Prince Louis title: Cambridge family

Prince Louis title: Prince William is second in line to the throne (Image: GETTY)

Princess Charlotte is likely to get a unique title, as she will be the eldest daughter of the monarch.

Princess Anne currently holds the style of Princess Royal, and Charlotte will likely be given the same appointment one day.

A spokesperson at Debrett’s, the authority on modern manners, told the Evening Standard: “Charlotte is likely to become Princess Royal one day, as this is a title conferred on the eldest daughter of the monarch.”

However, Prince Louis is unlikely to get a title directly from Prince William for some time.

Titles such as Prince of Wales and Princess Royal are assumed to be reserved for George and Charlotte, but it’s not clear what titles Louis will receive.

A Debretts spokesperson told the publication: “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 may have to wait until he marries to get a new royal title.

Prince Louis title: Cambridge family

Prince Louis title: Prince Louis will likely get a new royal title when he is older (Image: GETTY)

This was the case for Prince Harry, who was created the Duke of Sussex in 2018.

As Prince Louis will one day be the second son of the reigning monarch, one specific title is likely to be awarded to him.

In the Royal Family the second son of a King or Queen is usually appointed Duke of York when they marry, as was the case for Prince Andrew when he married in 1986.

When Prince William is King, Prince Louis will likely get this title if Prince Andrew no longer holds it.


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