PRINCESS Charlotte will not be given the same title as Princess Margaret thanks to one royal rule.
Princess Charlotte, is the only daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and is currently fourth in line to the throne. Princess Charlotte was born in 2015 in the Lido Wing of St Mary’s Hospital, London. Charlotte is one of eight of Queen Elizabeth II’s great grandchildren. While Charlotte holds the title of Princess, there is one title, bestowed upon Princess Margaret, that the young royal will not receive.
Princess Margaret, like her sister the Queen, held royal titles that were a reflection of her ranking in the family.
Margaret’s titles also signified who her parents were and who she was married to.
However, the late Princess Margaret did not hold nearly as many royal titles as people may expect.
Princess Margaret was born Her Royal Highness Princess Margaret of York, reflecting her parents, the then Duke and Duchess of York.
Princess Charlotte title snub: How Queen WON’T give Charlotte title given to sister Margaret (Image: Getty)
Princess Charlotte title snub: Margaret was the Countess of Snowdon (Image: Getty)
However, her father, King George VI, unexpectedly took the throne in 1936 when his brother abdicated, propelling the six-year-old Margaret into a new title.
Upon her father becoming King, the young Margaret become known as Her Royal Highness The Princess Margaret.
In the Royal Family, most title changes mark a significant change, such as a wedding.
However, Princess Margaret was not granted a new title when she married Antony Armstrong-Jones in 1960.
Princess Charlotte title snub: Princess Margaret’s husband became the Earl of Snowdon (Image: Getty)
Instead, her title changed a year later, after her husband was granted an earldom by the Queen.
Following the title change, her husband became the Earl of Snowdon.
For the rest of Margaret’s life, she was known as Her Royal Highness the Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon.
However, Princess Charlotte will not be granted this title, even when she becomes the only daughter of Prince William, the future king.
Princess Charlotte title snub: Princess Royal is a title held by Princess Anne currently (Image: Getty)
She will, instead, likely inherit the title of Princess Royal one day, a title which currently belongs to Princess Anne, the Queen’s only daughter.
Royal expert Duncan Larcombe said: “The title of Princess Royal is traditionally bestowed on the eldest daughter of the monarch.
“It is a title that remains for life, so Princess Charlotte will have to wait at least until the death of the current Princess Royal.”
However, even after Princess Anne’s death, Charlotte will not automatically be granted the title.
Instead, it will be up to Prince William to decide if and when Charlotte will be named Princess Royal.
Waiting for the title change is nothing new – Princess Anne had to be patient for more than 20 years.
Mr Larcome added: “Princess Anne had to wait until 1987 before her mother the Queen bestowed the title of Princess Royal on her, even though the title had been vacant since 1965.”
The title previously belonged to Princess Mary, eldest and only daughter of King George V and Queen Mary, who had been Princess Royal from 1932 to 1965.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK