4 Royals Were Given New Titles by King Charles This Week—But Prince Harry Wasn’t One of Them

Kate and William both received titles

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Kate Middleton, Prince William, Queen Camilla and the Duchess of Gloucester (who is the wife of the late Queen Elizabeth’s cousin the Duke of Gloucester) were all given brand-new titles on April 23 (which was also Prince Louis’s 6th birthday) by King Charles himself. But the 75-year-old monarch’s youngest son, Prince Harry, didn’t receive a new role from his dad.

According to Hello! Magazine, His Majesty granted new titles to the senior members of the British royal family. And being that the Duke of Sussex had stepped down as a senior member of the royal family in January 2020, that could be a reason why a new honorary role wasn’t bestowed upon the 39-year-old spare.

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As I mentioned earlier, Princess Catherine was one of the royals who received a new title from the king. Per People, the Princess of Wales was appointed as the Royal Companion of the Order of the Companions of Honour. And this is quite a historic honor because the 42-year-old princess is the first Royal Companion named to this position. 

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Prince William was also named the new Great Master of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath. As stated on the official royal website, the Most Honourable Order of the Bath was established by King George I in 1725. However, it is believed that the tradition dates back as early as the eighth century.

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Per the website, the title is given to those who have served in the military or civil service for exemplary service. Before the Prince of Wales obtained the position, previous Grand Masters included his father, King Charles.

Meanwhile, Queen Camilla was given the role of Grand Master and First or Principal Dame Grand Cross of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by her husband. In contrast, the Duchess of Gloucester was named the new Royal Lady Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter.

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