Princess Charlotte could be officially known as Princess Royal when William becomes king – a title traditionally bestowed on the sovereign’s eldest daughter and currently held by Princess Anne
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Princess Charlotte could get a new title when her father, Prince William, takes the throne.
The second child of
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
is officially known as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge.
But when Prince William becomes king, the young man, who is seven years old, could be given the title “Princess Royal”.
According to a post shared on the royal family’s social media accounts in August 2020, as they celebrated Princess Anne’s birthday, the title follows some specific rules.
“HRH The Princess Anne was named The Princess Royal in 1987, a title traditionally bestowed on the sovereign’s eldest daughter,” it said.
“HRH is the seventh Princess Royal, after Princess Mary, the only daughter of King George V.”
As a result, two people cannot use the Princess Royal title at the same time.
For example, while the Queen was the eldest daughter of the sovereign George VI before becoming monarch, she was never known as the Princess Royal.
The reason for this is that her aunt, Princess Mary, held the title, leading to the Queen becoming known as Princess Elizabeth.
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This means that if Princess Anne is still using the title when Prince William becomes king, Charlotte will not be able to use the title.
If the title is free, however, it’s up to William to decide whether or not he wants to label his daughter Princess Royal.
But Princess Charlotte isn’t the only royal who could be set for a title change.
Doting parents Kate Middleton and Prince William could also be in for a shakeup if Prince Charles takes the throne.
While the couple has been known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge since their marriage in 2011, William would inherit Charles’ title of Prince of Wales.
Meanwhile, the royal couple appeared to be in happy spirits on Thursday as they attended the first-ever Cambridgeshire County Day.
Thousands of people raised money for charity on the day of celebrations, which included races, performances and more than 100 stalls, but it was Kate and Prince William who stole the show.
Kate, dressed in a patterned dress and nude wedges, was seen excitedly kicking a football at a goal in front of an impressed crowd. Before attempting it, Kate told the crowd it would be difficult since she was wearing “wedges.”
After firing a shot, the Duchess shook hands with a boy who had played in front of her and said: “You did better than me.”
Not to be outdone, Prince William also tried boldly, although he donned a navy blue suit and suede shoes.
The pair were then seen sipping a cold beer to cool off while chatting happily to several stallholders and also sampling chocolate.
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