We’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about what is going to happen when Queen Elizabeth is no longer the British monarch and Prince Charles, followed by Prince William, takes the throne. Turns out, there will be a variety of title changes for a handful of members of the royal family. Today, we’re focusing on how Prince George’s title will be affected when his father becomes king. (Bear with us here, it gets complicated.)
Per Royal expert, Marlene Koenig, George, whose current title is His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge, Charlotte and Louis will get an addition to their official titles when their grandpa takes the throne. “The first day Charles is king, the children will be Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis of Cornwall and Cambridge,” she recently told Express.co.UK. “Once their dad is Prince of Wales, they become George of Wales, Charlotte of Wales, Louis of Wales.”
However, when Prince William ascends the throne after his father, George will take over his Prince of Wales title. In addition, as the male heir to the British throne, the eldest Cambridge child will also become the Duke of Cornwall. It’s also important to note, as Cheat Sheet points out, that George will not likely ever inherit his father's title of the Duke of Cambridge, considering that name “will merge with the crown.”
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