Queen Shortly after Elizabeth passed away on Thursday, her first-born son, Prince Charles, officially became ruler of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth kingdoms. But what will he and his wife, Duchess Camilla, be called from now on? And will things change for Cambridge? What are Prince William and Kate Middleton’s new titles?
A spokesman for His Majesty was the monarch’s King, III. He confirmed that he would be known as Charles. In the middle, Camilla, formerly known as the Duchess of Cornwall, will now be known as the Queen Consort.
Here are the details of the new Royal titles…
KING CHARLES III
Although it has since been confirmed that Charles would be known as King Charles III, not all British monarchs have adhered to the names given upon participation.
Charles’ grandfather’s baptized name was Albert Frederick Arthur George. But after becoming king, George VI took the royal name. Queen Elizabeth’s great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, also changed her name after she was baptized as Alexandrina Victoria.
King III. The new monarch who chose Charles is following the permission of his mother, who broke the tradition by deciding to use his own name after he ascended the throne 70 years ago.
CAMILLA, QUEEN WIFE
Charles’ wife and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, are now Queen Consort. After Camilla and Charles married in 2005, Buckingham Palace announced that Camilla would assume the title of Princess Consort when Charles ascends the throne. However, Queen Elizabeth later voiced her “best wishes” for Camilla to have the title of Queen Consort.
In a letter published the day before the 70th anniversary of his accession, the late monarch wrote: “When the time is up, when my son Charles becomes King, I know you will give him and his wife Camilla the one-to-one support you gave me, and when that time comes, I know that Camilla will continue her faithful service as the Queen I sincerely hope that he will be known as his wife.”
What is the difference between Queen and Queen Consort?
While the title of spouse is classically given to the spouse of a ruling monarch, the Queen refers to a lady who has ascended the throne through a predetermined familial succession and has dominant power. Therefore, the late Queen II. Elizabeth inherited the title of Queen after her father, King George VI, passed away, while Camilla was given the title of Queen Consort for her marriage to Charles.
Although Camilla is referred to as the Queen Consort, she will probably be referred to colloquially as only Queen Camilla. After King George’s death, his wife Elizabeth became known as the Queen Mother, mostly to avoid confusion with the Queen Elizabeths.
PRINCE WILLIAM AND DUCHESS KATE
Updated the titles of William and Kate to Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and Cambridge.
The titles of Prince William and Duchess Kate were updated on social media following the death of the queen. In addition to being the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, they are now the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall one-on-one. The couple adopted the Cambridge title in 2011 after their marriage. The new Cornwall title is inherited from Charles and Camilla, who are now King and Queen Consort. Twitter bios have also been updated according to this new title.
In William and Kate’s future, there may be more title changes. William will likely also inherit his father’s former title of Prince of Wales (the title traditionally given to the heir to the throne).
Prince Charles and his first wife, Princess Diana, were also given the titles of Prince and Princess of Wales by the queen. (Camilla technically became Princess of Wales when she married Prince Charles in 2005, but chose the title Duchess of Cornwall out of homage to Princess Diana). This title is not automatically inherited, but normally passes when the current Prince of Wales ascends the throne. King Charles can choose to do the same, thus making William and Kate the new Prince and Princess of Wales.
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