Prince William has a brand new title following the death of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, on Sept. 8 at age 96: the 40-year-old royal is now the Duke of Cornwall, a title usually bestowed upon the eldest son of the reigning monarch, who’s now King Charles III. In Scotland, William now bears the title of Duke of Rothesay.
It’s attainable that William may also turn into the Prince of Wales, usually held by the inheritor obvious, however the King might want to formally grant his son the title first. William is now second in line for the throne, adopted by his nine-year-old son, Prince George. As evidenced by his social media accounts, William will nonetheless retain the Duke of Cambridge designation granted to him at his 2011 wedding to Kate Middleton, who will now equally be often called the Duchess of Cornwall and Cambridge.
The Queen’s loss of life comes a bit over a yr after her husband Prince Philip died. Plans haven’t but been introduced for the late monarch’s funeral procession, or the new king’s coronation. For a while there was hypothesis about whether or not Charles would pick the regnal name King George VII as a nod to his grandfather, however it’s now clear that he selected to maintain his title. His spouse, Camilla Parker Bowles, now has the title of queen consort.
It’s unlikely that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, will see modifications to their title since stepping down as senior members of the royal family in 2020. As it stands, Harry is at the moment fifth in line for the throne.