Prince George title: Why doesn’t George use Prince William’s Earl of Strathearn title?

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PRINCE GEORGE is Prince William’s eldest child, so why does he not use Prince William’s Earl of Strathearn title?

Members of the Royal Family often hold their own unique royal titles, and the power to award royal titles lies with the Queen. Senior members of the Royal Family usually get new royal titles on their wedding days. In recent years this was the case for Prince William and Prince Harry.

What is the Earl of Strathearn title?

When Prince William married Kate Middleton in 2011, the Queen bestowed upon her grandson the title of Duke of Cambridge.

However the Queen also gave William a number of subsidiary titles as well, including the Earldom of Strathearn.

William was also given the title of Baron Carrickfergus, which is used when he visits Northern Ireland.

Prince George title: Prince William

Prince George title: Why doesn’t George use Prince William’s Earl of Strathearn title? (Image: GETTY)

Prince George title: The Cambridge family

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

Buckingham Palace said in a statement in light of William and Kate’s wedding: “The Queen has today been pleased to confer a Dukedom on Prince William of Wales.

“His titles will be Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathearn and Baron Carrickfergus.

“Prince William thus becomes His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge and Miss Catherine Middleton on marriage will become Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge.”

Prince William is referred to as the Earl of Strathearn whenever he visits Scotland, while his wife Kate is known as the Countess of Strathearn.

Prince George title: Cambridge family

Prince George title: Prince George will likely get his own royal title if he decides to marry in the future (Image: GETTY)

Prince George title: Princess Charlotte and Prince George

Prince George title: Princess Charlotte and Prince George both received their royal titles from birth (Image: GETTY)

Why does Prince George not use his father’s subsidiary title?

A member of the Royal Family often passes their subsidiary title onto their first child upon their birth.

The Queen’s youngest son, Prince Edward, holds the titles of Earl of Wessex and Viscount Severn, and his eldest son James is now known as Viscount Severn.

However in the case of Prince William and his son, Prince George, this does not appear to be the case.

Prince George title: Who is Prince George?

Prince George title: Who is Prince George? (Image: EXPRESS)

Prince George’s title remains His Royal Highness Prince George, and the reason for this isn’t clear.

In recent royal history princes born into the Royal Family have used their prince titles rather than their father’s subsidiary titles.

Most likely, Prince George also does not use his father’s subsidiary title because of his position in the line of succession.

Prince George is one day expected to be King, as he is third in line to the throne behind his father and Prince Charles, so he will likely be given a brand new title if he decides to marry in the future.

When Prince George is first in line to the throne, he will likely hold the traditional Prince of Wales title as the heir apparent.

Not every member of the Royal Family receives a royal title, and in recent years some royals have decided to forego royal titles altogether.

Usually the Queen only awards royal titles to senior working royals when they tie the knot, with non-senior royal Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank missing out on a royal title when they married in 2018.

Prince Harry received the Dukedom of Sussex when he married Meghan Markle in 2018, along with the subsidiary titles of Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel.

However Harry and Meghan decided not to give their son a royal title, and subsequently he is known as Master Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, rather than by Harry’s subsidiary title as the Earl of Dumbarton.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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