The Royal Family's new titles following Queen Elizabeth II's death – what will Charles, Camilla, William, and Kate now be known as?

Charles, Camilla, William, and Kate have all received new royal titles following the death of Queen Elizabeth II

The Royal Family's new titles following Queen Elizabeth II's death
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Queen Elizabeth II's death meant a major change for the Royal Family's senior members, with Charles, Camilla, William, and Kate all receiving new titles in the immediate aftermath. 


A number of senior royals, including Prince William and Kate Middleton, have had their regal titles updated following the news that Queen Elizabeth II has died

The 96-year-old passed away 'peacefully' at Balmoral Castle on Thursday, after struggling with ongoing health issues since last October. 

Tributes from mourners across the UK and beyond have since been pouring in, with many taking to the Internet to pay their respects to Britain's longest-serving monarch. Others have gathered at the Queen's royal residences, including Windsor Castle in Berkshire and Buckingham Palace in London, to offer condolences flowers, and sympathy cards.

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Tributes outside Buckingham Palace following the death of Queen Elizabeth II 

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Queen Elizabeth II's death has ignited a ripple of grief across the nation, as people of all generations come to terms with the end of the royal leader's 70-year-long reign just a few months after her Platinum Jubilee. Her passing has also brought questions about the new structure of the Royal Family, with many wondering how the loss of Her Majesty will affect the titles of the institution's most senior members. 

What is Prince Charles' new title?

As Queen Elizabeth II's eldest son, Charles's title has changed from Prince Charles to King Charles III, Clarence House has confirmed. The prefix to his lofty new name, which he chose himself, will be 'His Majesty', rather than 'His Royal Highness'. The updated title will be officially proclaimed at his coronation ceremony at St. James's Palace in London in the near future. 

Prince Charles during a visit to Edinburgh's Royal College of Surgeons

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What is Duchess Camilla's new title?

Charles's wife, Camilla, will now be known as Camilla, Queen-Consort

Queen Elizabeth II gave her official blessing for her daughter-in-law to use the majestic title in February, in honor of the 75-year-old's commitment to royal service and in celebration of the monarch's Platinum Jubilee year. 

Camilla had formerly been known as the Duchess of Cornwall, which was often shortened to 'Duchess Camilla' by royal fans and the media. As the spouse of the Prince of Wales, she also held the title of the Princess of Wales. 

However, she never formally used his name as a mark of respect to Charles' first wife, Princess Diana, who died in a tragic car crash in 1997. It was generally believed that the public would have disapproved of Camilla reclaiming the title, as it had previously belonged to the beloved Diana. 

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What is Prince William's new title? 

Prince William, formerly known as the Duke of Cambridge, will be called the Duke of Cambridge and Cornwall following the death of the Queen. 

As the eldest son of King Charles III, the 40-year-old has inherited his father's 'Cornwall' title and has been given the new monarch's previous title, the Prince of Wales. 

In Scotland, he will be known as the Earl of Chester and Duke of Rothesay. 

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What is Kate Middleton's new title? 

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Kate Middleton has gone from Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge to the Duchess of Cambridge and Cornwall, following the death of the Queen. She has also automatically become the Princess of Wales. 

It remains unknown, however, if the 40-year-old royal will actually use the iconic title of her late mother-in-law. 

For engagements in Scotland, it's expected Kate will receive the feminine versions of William's titles, the Countess of Chester and the Duchess of Rothesay. 

What are Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis's new titles? 

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The Queen's great-grandchildren will also receive new titles in light of her death, following their surname change from 'Cambridge' to 'Wales'. Prince William and Kate Middleton's children will therefore now be known as Prince George of Wales, Princess Charlotte of Wales, and Prince Louis of Wales. 

The famous royal juniors have also moved up in the line of succession to the throne, with George second, Charlotte third, and Louis fourth. 

What are Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's new titles? 

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, also known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, are not expected to receive any new titles in the aftermath of Queen Elizabeth II's death. 

Their two children, however, will now be known as Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet.

What are Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex's new titles? 

Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, travel in a horse-drawn carriage during Trooping The Colour

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Prince Edward, the youngest of Queen Elizabeth II's children, and his wife, Sophie, are also expected to receive a title change. 

Once King Charles is crowned, his brother, who is currently the Earl of Wessex, will inherit the late Prince Philip's title, the Duke of Edinburgh. Sophie, who has been the Countess of Wessex since marrying Edward in 1999, will therefore be known as the Duchess of Edinburgh. 

Emma is a Lifestyle News Writer for woman&home. Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, she mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

 

Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.