Back in April, when Queen Elizabeth officially named her son, Prince Charles, as her successor to the throne, we were still too giddy about the upcoming royal wedding to wonder how this would change everything.
But now that we’ve had time to recover from Meghan Markle’s endlessly stylish boatneck fashions, we’re here to tell you that Prince William and Kate Middleton’s titles could soon change if and when Prince Charles takes the throne as king.
To Hello! magazine, royal expert Marlene Koenig let us in on a little secret: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (William and Kate) will also most likely add “Cornwall” to that title, just as Prince Charles and Camilla currently hold. William’s father will pass the title to his son, and Camilla (who would become Princess Consort) will pass it down to Middleton. So, it would be “Prince William and Kate Middleton, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Cornwall.” Whoa, that’s quite the monogram.
But that’s not all. At the queen’s discretion, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge may also inherit the titles of Prince and Princess of Wales, since those are usually reserved for next in line to the throne. Sound familiar? It’s probably because it was Princess Diana’s titleand hasn’t been used since her passing in respect. But should the queen approve, Kate Middleton will be the next Princess of Wales following in her late MIL’s footsteps (and William the next Prince of Wales), and we couldn’t think of a more worthy candidate for such a significant distinction.
And, yes, we also have chills.