Wait, Will Princess Charlotte & Prince Louis Lose Their Titles When Their Dad Takes the Throne?

We might know them now as Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, but the Cambridge children have changes to their titles coming, according to a royal expert.

If you didn’t know, all three of Kate Middleton and Prince William’s kids are currently in the British line of succession and each holds the name of Prince (or in Charlotte’s case, Princess) of Cambridge. Royal expert, Marlene Koenig, recently spoke with about how their official titles will change when Queen Elizabeth is no longer the monarch. According to Koenig, when the Prince of Wales takes the throne, his grandchildren will get an addition to their official titles.

“The first day Charles is king, the children will be Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis of Cornwall and Cambridge,” she revealed. “Once their dad is Prince of Wales, they become George of Wales, Charlotte of Wales, Louis of Wales.”

But those titles will change (once again) when the monarch changes. When Prince William ascends the throne after his father, his eldest child will get a new title, but the two youngest will lose titles. She continued, “When their dad is king, George will become Duke of Cornwall and then, of course, Prince of Wales. But Charlotte and Louis will be of nothing.”

Who knew that all of this official title business can get so complicated? We’re doing our best to keep up.

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