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Princess Charlotte is set to receive a new title when William is king, but she may have to wait | royal | New

The second child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge is officially known as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge. By tradition, when William ascends the throne, she should become the Princess Royal.

The title is traditionally bestowed on the Sovereign’s eldest daughter, according to a post shared via the Royal Family’s social media accounts in August 2020 when Princess Anne celebrated her birthday.

It read: “HRH Princess Anne was appointed the Princess Royal, a title traditionally bestowed on the Sovereign’s eldest daughter, in 1987.

“HRH is the seventh Princess Royal, after Princess Mary, the only daughter of King George V.”

However, two people cannot use the title of Princess Royal simultaneously.

The Queen was the eldest daughter of King George VI before becoming sovereign, but she was not known as the Princess Royal.

This was because her aunt, Princess Mary, held the title, so the Queen was then known as Princess Elizabeth.

Therefore, Charlotte will not be able to use the title if Princess Anne still uses it when William becomes king.

But it will be up to William whether or not to nominate his daughter as the Princess Royal if the title, which is held for life, is available.


He received the title in 1958, but his official investiture did not take place until just over a decade later.

In 2019, the Queen hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace for Charles to mark the 50th anniversary of the ceremony.

The custom involved the Secretary of State for Wales reading the Letters Patent in Welsh while the Queen bestowed Charles with five regalia: a sword, a ring, a crown, a gold rod and a royal mantle.

Charles then took an oath before the Queen to become her lifeline and bodily integrity man.

He followed this by giving a speech in English and Welsh.

Meanwhile, Prince Charles expressed his deep sadness over slavery in an address to Commonwealth leaders in Rwanda on Friday.

He also acknowledged that the organization’s roots lay in a painful time in history.

Charles told Commonwealth leaders gathered at the opening ceremony of a two-day summit in Kigali: “I wish to recognize that the roots of our contemporary association lie deep in the most painful period of our history.

“I cannot describe the depth of my personal grief at the suffering of so many people as I continue to deepen my own understanding of the lasting impact of slavery.”

Britain and other European countries enslaved more than 10 million Africans between the 15th and 19th centuries, transporting them across the Atlantic to work on plantations in the Caribbean and the Americas. Many died along the way.

Members of the Commonwealth include West African countries such as Nigeria and Ghana – where slaves were captured – and 12 Caribbean countries where they spent the rest of their lives.

The Commonwealth has never publicly attacked the legacy of slavery. Some Caribbean ministers called for discussing this, including the issue of reparations, which Charles did not mention.