Prince William and Kate Middleton set for new royal titles as the Queen 'passes torch'

Prince William and Kate Middleton will become the Prince and Princess of Wales

Princess Charlotte arrives for her first day of school, with her brother Prince George and her parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
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Prince William and Kate Middleton are preparing to change their names, as their reign as the "Duke and Duchess of Cambridge" is coming to a close, according to a royal expert. 


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are preparing to become the Prince and Princess of Wales, with signs the Queen has already begun to "pass the torch".

Hosts Christine Ross and Christina Garibaldi of Royally Us (opens in new tab) - a podcast that looks at the lives of the British Royal Family in depth - recently discussed the changes afoot for the Cambridges and their royal titles. 

During the latest episode, Christina quoted royal expert Daniel Wallace, reading out some analysis. "William and Kate's visit to Cambridgeshire, kinda felt like a goodbye," she quoted. 

"Almost like their time, as you see it, as Duke and Duchess of Cambridge is coming to an end.

"[and] their time as Prince and Princess of Wales is about to begin."

Christina then asks Christine if she agrees with the statement, who replies, "You know, I hadn't thought about this until I saw this comment.

"There's so many things, like especially, during the Jubilee, there were moments that felt more like a goodbye, or like a passing of the torch, rather than sort of, celebratory."

She then went on to say it's a "a bit emotional" to think of "all of these things". 

The Queen's passing will see the Royal Family go through a big shift. In addition to Prince Charles becoming King Charles, the other members of the family may choose to change their names, too.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are preparing to become the Prince and Princess of Wales, with signs the Queen has already begun to "pass the torch" is likely to become the Queen Consort alongside King Charles.

Lauren Hughes
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