Princess Charlotte title: Why Charlotte will NEVER be Duchess – despite royal status

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PRINCESS CHARLOTTE is the second child of future King Prince William and wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge. However, the five-year-old will never receive the same title as her mother.

Princess Charlotte, five, is the second child and only daughter of Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and have elder brother Prince George, seven, and younger brother Prince Louis, two. However, while her brothers are likely to receive a dukedom in the future, Charlotte will not be granted the title of Duchess.

Like most members of the Royal Family, her title will change as she grows up.

But the young Princess will not receive the title of Duchess – at least not in her own right.

Charlotte’s full title is Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and she is fourth in line to the thrne.

However, despite her high royal status, currently, dukedoms are reserved for only the male descendants of the monarch.

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Princess Charlotte title: The young royal will not receive a dukedom (Image: GETTY)

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Princess Charlotte title: Brothers Prince George and Prince Louis are likely to become dukes like their father (Image: GETTY)

In order for a female royal to become a Duchess, she has to marry a Duke.

Charlotte’s brothers, however, will likely receive dukedoms in the future.

As is royal tradition, if or when George marries, he will receive a dukedom.

The same goes for the youngest Cambridge child, Prince Louis.

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Princess Charlotte title: Charlotte will not become a Duchess like her mother (Image: GETTY)

However, although Princess Charlotte may not become a Duchess, there is another title she is likely to receive.

When her father likely becomes King in the future, Charlotte ill be granted a new title.

Princess Charlotte could become the Princess Royal, a title currently belonging to Princess Anne, the Queen’s daughter.

Princess Anne is, like Charlotte, the only female of her siblings.

The Princess Royal title is traditionally given to the monarch’s eldest daughter.

Royal author Duncan Larcombe told Town and Country magazine: “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, with gender-equal succession, it could also be possible Charlotte is granted a peerage.

Royal historian Marlene Koenig told Hello! Magazine: “Now with gender equal succession, I think it would be more possible to grant a peerage to Charlotte.

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Princess Charlotte title: Charlotte could become the next Princess Royal after Princess Anne (Image: GETTY)

“Prince Louis will get one when he marries, so it would only be fair if Charlotte was named a Duchess on her wedding day.

“She and her children will be ahead of Louis’ line in the succession.”

There have been seven Princesses Royal throughout history.

The Queen was never known as the Princess Royal because her aunt, Princess Mary, was in possession of the title.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK