THE QUEEN, as the current monarch, holds the sole right to handing out titles in the United Kingdom. So what titles could Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis have in the future?
Prince George, six, Princess Charlotte, five, and Prince Louis, two, are the children of future king Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge. The Cambridge children are third, fourth and fifth in line to the British throne and have a future as senior figures in the Royal Family. But what titles could George, Charlotte and Louise have in the future?
Prince George’s official title and style is His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge.
But in the future, George’s title will change more than once, as future King of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.
When his father Prince William ascends to the throne, George will likely receive the Prince of Wales title currently held by his grandfather Prince Charles.
Royal titles: Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis will receive titles in the future (Image: GETTY)
Royal titles: Prince George is likely the future Prince of Wales (Image: GETTY)
According to Debrett’s, a London-based etiquette company, the majority of Charles’ titles could be used by George in the future.
But George could also receive other titles before he takes the thrones.
As is royal tradition, if or when George marries, he will receive a dukedom.
However, he won’t ever inherit his father’s Duke of Cambridge title though because that will merge with the crown.
Royal titles: Princess Charlotte is likely the future Princess Royal (Image: PA)
Royal titles: Prince George and Princess Charlotte are third and fourth in line to the throne (Image: INSTAGRAM: KensingtonRoyal)
Princess Charlotte is the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s second child and only daughter.
Her full official title is Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge.
However, her title will, like her brother’s, change when Prince William becomes King.
Charlotte is likely to be given the Princess Royal title currently held by Princess Anne, the Queen’s only daughter.
The title is traditionally bestowed on the monarch’s eldest daughter.
However, with gender-equal succession, it could also be possible Charlotte is granted a peerage.
Marlene Koenig told Hello! magazine: “With gender-equal succession, I think it would be more possible to grant a peerage to Charlotte.”
Royal titles: Prince Louis will get a dukedom when he marries (Image: INSTAGRAM: KensingtonRoyal)
Prince Louis is Kate and William’s youngest child, born on April 23, 2018.
His official title is currently His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge.
Unlike his siblings, Louis is not likely to get a title when William becomes King.
This is because Louis is the youngest of the Cambridge children and highly unlikely to ever become King.
However, he is still likely to be granted a dukedom when he marries, as is tradition in the Royal Family.
A Debrett spokesperson said: “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.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK