Prince William guaranteed exclusive royal title Queen Elizabeth could NEVER hold

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PRINCE WILLIAM will be given an exclusive royal title his mother was never able to receive, despite Queen Elizabeth being the highest-ranking royal.

Behind Prince Charles, William is the next in line to the throne and will become heir when his father ascends to the throne. Once he becomes heir, William will then be handed the royal title of Duke of Cornwall and the Duchy of Cornwall. The Duchy of Cornwall has been given exclusively to the male of the heir of the throne.

Due to this, the Queen has never received the title despite being George VI’s heir.

As her father did not have a son, Queen was known as Princess Elizabeth before assuming the throne in 1952.

Stated on the official website, the Duchy of Cornwall says: “The Duchy was created in 1337 by Edward III for his son and heir, Prince Edward.

“A charter ruled that each future Duke of Cornwall would be the eldest surviving son of the Monarch and the heir to the throne.”

Prince William: William will receive the title

Prince William: William will receive the title (Image: PA)

William and Kate

William and Kate (Image: GETTY)

Although the house is conferred to Cornwall, the Duchy does not own the county.

A lot of the land lies outside of the country and although it has extensive wealth and land, the Prince of Wales is not entitled to the proceeds or profit on the sale of capital assets, and only receives the annual income which they generate.

According to figures, Charles received £20million in 2017 from the income the assets generated.

William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge will also assume the title and the house once Charles becomes King.

Charles and the Queen

Charles and the Queen (Image: GETTY)

Once King, Charles will also leave his Clarence House residence and move to Buckingham Palace.

Charles lives in his private resident of Highgrove with Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

Charles has lived in the Gloucestershire residence since the 1980s and has transformed the gardens.

The heir to the throne also owns a lease for the land for his Home Farm plot.

Prince William will assume the Duchy of Cornwall

Prince William will assume the Duchy of Cornwall (Image: GETTY)

Home Farm has been situated near Highgrove for the majority of time Charles has lived on the private estate.

Ahead of becoming King one day, Charles has been forced to give up the lease on the farm.

It is thought Charles declined the renewal of the 20-year-lease in order to move his residence to Buckingham Palace once he ascends to the throne.

A Clarence House spokesman said: “The Prince of Wales will not be renewing his lease on Home Farm but will continue to farm organically at Sandringham.”

Line of succession

Line of succession (Image: Express)

Charles will retain Highgrove but will not have a new home at Sandringham in Norfolk.

This comes amid reports the Queen will step down when she turns 95 next year.

Royal commentator Robert Jobson previously said: “I still firmly believe when the Queen becomes 95, that she will step down.”

Buckingham Palace said the Queen has no intention of stepping down after she kept out of the public eye due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Royal news: Charles is the heir to the throne

Royal news: Charles is the heir to the throne (Image: GETTY)

Palace aides said: “It’s a delicate line but I think we will see her doing private audiences again and more of the work we are used to seeing her do in public at some point in the future.

“She is still receiving her red Government boxes and having her weekly audience with the Prime Minister.

“There is no suggestion of her stepping back, she is very much fulfilling her duties as head of state.”

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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