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Queen Elizabeth’s Passing Sets Off a Sequence of Royal Family Title Changes
Prince William is set for some major title changes - here’s what to expect and what splendors his new dukedoms carry
With the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, who served as the monarch for 70 years over the United Kingdom and its commonwealth nations, at 73 years old, Prince Charles immediately becomes king, and he has chosen King Charles III as his official title. However, the now King Charles III is not the only royal family member to go through a major title change.
Princess Camilla Parker Bowles
Not surprisingly, King Charles III's wife, Camila Parker Bowles, will now be elevated to Queen, and will be known as Queen Consort.
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge & Princess Kate, Duchess of Cambridge
Prince William and Princess Kate, currently the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, will become the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall with Charles’ ascension to the throne. This title shift came very swiftly, as it is already being reflected on their official social accounts.
Explore more of the Cambridge countryside, including the archaeological wonder of the region, in the clip below from Escape to the Country.
In addition, they will also obtain the titles of Prince and Princess of Wales. Learn about the rich culture of the Welsh countryside, and a romantic tradition of lovespoons below.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
While Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have stepped down from their senior roles in the Royal Family, their two children, Archie and Lilibet, are eligible for a title change to Prince and Princess respectively due to their connection to the now King Charles III. However, it is unclear whether Prince Harry and Meghan will accept these titles for their children.
Remembering Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth has served her kingdom for 70 years, and passed peacefully at her summer retreat in Balmoral, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, at the age of 96.
The Royal Family issued the following statement following her passing: “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”
With the Queen’s passing, Prince Charles will be named King in a ceremony at St. James’ Palace in London.
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