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What Royal Titles Will Kate And William Take???

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kate and william to take on royal titles

We know these two are already fighting against tradition…maybe they'll take it further and just go by "Mr." and "Mrs." Ha!

As the royal wedding approaches, the question of royal titles has come up, and it looks like Kate and William have a few options.

As far as William is concerned, he COULD remain HRH Prince William of Wales, but if he decides to go for something more elaborate, he could become the Duke of Clarence, Cambridge, Connaught, Sussex, Kendal, Avondale, Strathearn, or Teviotdale.

Kate Middleton COULD become HRH Princess William of Wales, or possibly Princess Catherine of Wales (with the Queen's approval).

Given Princess Diana's associations with the title "Princess of Wales," she has chosen not to take that title though. If William becomes a duke, she could end up as the Duchess of Clarence, Cambridge, Connaught, and all the other options listed above for William.

Should be inneresting to see what titles they end up with!

What titles do U think William and Kate should choose? What title would U choose for yourself?

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34 comments to “What Royal Titles Will Kate And William Take???”

  1. 1

    Please stop using "inneresting." Its fucking stupid and just makes Americans sound even more dense than they are.

  2. 2

    Re: osakamama – thank you. I was just going to say the same thing. Mario and his fat sister need spell check.

  3. 3

    Wouldn't being the Prince of Wales be considered more prestigious and "elaborate" than being a Duke of Whatever? I don't totally understand the royal or nobility titles. Maybe we have some Brits on here who can clear that up.

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    Re: osakamama – AMONG many other of his half a$$ words. Mario, you are NOT A TEENAGER!! You are in your 30's. Show that you did have a college education or somewhat of a college education. As for Kate, doesn't matter what Title William gets bestowed on him, she will be called Princess "Kate' not Katherine by the masses. Just like Diana-she was Diana, Princess of Wales, she was not Princess Diana 'officially'. Did not matter, she was Princess Di to everyone. Except the Queen Mum who probably got her royal panties in a wad

  5. 7tizz says – reply to this


    King Douche and Princess Vomit are what I think they should pick.

  6. 6

    Sorry, but Catherine cannot be Princess of Wales (and not because of respect of Diana) but because William is NOT Prince of Wales. His father Charles is Prince of Wales and will be until he becomes King (and Camilla is technically Princess of Wales, but has chosen to be called Duchess of Cornwall, since Charles is also Duke of Cornwall).

    While it is interesting that Americans seem to love to speculate on such things, it would be nice if occasionally you did some research before hand - none of this is difficult to research.

  7. 7

    William will become prince of wales when his father becomes King; right now, Charles is the prince of wales. And I don't think anyone would mind, when the time comes, for Kate to take the title 'princess of wales.' The whole issue surrounding Camilla taking it was due to her having an affair with Diana's husband.

  8. 8

    Re: Maureen55 – THANK YOU!! Perez usually makes me ashamed to be an American.

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    Re: Maureen55 – Actually… Harry is ALSO a Prince of Wales. His full and official title is 'His Royal Highness Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales.' Because his Father is Prince of Wales he uses the name too, and although he is not Prince OF Wales in that he is Wales' Prince (Like his father) he is still considered A Welsh Prince. Taking that into consideration, Kate Middleton COULD technically be Her Royal Highness Princess Catherine of Wales, without being THE Princess of Wales. It's all in the different uses of the word OF. It's complicated as hell, but I hope I managed to get that across alright.

  10. 10

    Re: Maureen55 – Sorry, I gave you Harry's title instead. William's is similar though, 'His Royal Highness Prince William Arthur Philip Louis of WALES, Royal Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter.' The other points I mentioned still stand.

  11. 11

    Re: Genghis Khan – I'm a Brit and it's a bit weird to be honest. Basically although movies (I blame Disney) make us think that a Prince or a Princess is more prestigious, in actual fact being a Duke is rated higher in the hierarchy than a Prince as it's a title given to you by the Queen herself rather than being something you're born in to. If William is given a Dukedom then it's considered more prestigious. Most of the higher level royals, those closest to the throne, are given the title of Duke upon marriage as a gift I suppose. Most ordinary people would consider a Prince to be a higher title but in the actual structure a Duke wins out

  12. 12

    Yeah, they are both eligible for Prince & Princess of Wales but only once/if Charles takes the throne. Until then they would be HRH Prince/Princess of Wales followed most likely by the Duke and Duchess of said territories. Don't forget though that Charles' installation on the throne was put in jeopardy when he had the affair with Camilla, and he could have even lost his place in the line of succession. Nobody knows yet if the Queen will favor William and Kate's succession to the throne over Charles as it is her decision in the end and there have been reports that she would prefer a "clean slate" for the monarchy once she retires or passes. We all know that most people don't want to see Camilla become Queen if Charles does take the throne, and he was rather stupid to say recently that he may corinate her Queen of England if he does take the throne which angered many people, both in the royal family and the general public. In the end though, unless something unusual happens, William and Kate will become the King and Queen eventually so whatever titles they choose now are somewhat irrelevant.

    Now if I were marrying into the royal family I would probably take the titles the Queen suggested for me, and not push for anything more. Especially if I were inevitably to become Queen one day anyways.

  13. 13

    WTF - so because diana was princess of wales means there can NEVER be another one? God, these people are so fucking stupid. I'm glad we don't have a monarchy.

  14. 14

    I like the title of 'Princess Catherine of Wales'. I mean it's not disrespectful to Di and it's not like no one is ever gonna not have that title again or shouldn't have the title again.

  15. 15

    Re: Voivode – I thought you explained that very nicely indeed.

  16. 16

    "Princess William of Wales"??? Royal FAIL!

  17. Coqi says – reply to this


    What would be "inneresting" is if you could 1.) copy & paste your sources correctly and 2.) copy & paste from more accurate sources.

  18. 18

    Re: SecretShambles – Interesting. Thank you. That makes sense.

  19. Coqi says – reply to this


    Re: Deadwing – Ridiculous, huh?

  20. 20

    Again, Catherine cannot be Princess Catherine of Wales since is a commoner - her title would be Princess William. And if William is granted the title of Prince of Wales, Catherine would be known as Catherine, Princess of Wales, not Princess Catherine.

    And more to the point - ALL titles are given by the Queen (or King) solely. Charles did not automatically become Prince of Wales - the Queen had to given him that title. And the HRH designation is also given. When Diana divorced Charles she agreed to give up the HRH designation and simply became Diana, Princess of Wales.

    So whatever title other than Prince William or Princess William (Catherine) are granted will be the decision of the Queen. It will probably be a good one since the Queen loves her grandson and bride to be.

  21. 21

    ah Duke of Connaught!!!????? ……. yeah can't se that happening since Connaught is a province of the REPUBLIC of Ireland! some how don't think that would fly to well with the Irish! :)

  22. 22

    this is so stupid. i can't believe the english put up with this shit.

  23. 23

    I would choose King of Banging the Hell Out of Kate.

  24. 24

    We Are not amused. Off with their heads!

  25. 25

    Re: 7tizz – Wow! That was really clever and witty. Go back to reading your Mad Magazine. What? Are you 11 years old? That's about the level of your commentary.

  26. 26

    Part One: British royal titles are based upon rules that have been in existence for centuries. The "Princess of Wales" title is not an option for Katherine, because Prince William is not the "Prince of Wales" yet. When Charles, becomes king, his eldest son and then-heir to the throne, William, would become "Prince of Wales" and at that time Katherine would be entitled to the "Princess of Wales" title. Camilla, Charles' current wife, is the actual "Princess of Wales" since she is married to the Prince of Wales (Charles has other titles such as Duke of Cornwall, in addition to the Prince of Wales). Camilla does not, however, currently use the "Princess of Wales" title out of deference to Diana. The Queen will probably bestow a dukedom title on William at the time of his marriage, which is a custom that has been practiced for centuries (ie, Prince Andrew became Duke of York as did his new wife, Sarah, the Duchess of York, when they married).

  27. 27

    Part Two: One of the things that makes this a bit more confusing perhaps is that William's current title is "Prince William of Wales". The Prince of Wales' children are known as "of Wales" but the only person that is ever called the official title "Prince of Wales" is the eldest son of a monarch and the heir to the throne. Thus, Katherine would be "Princess William of Wales", but she will not be the Princess of Wales until William becomes "Prince of Wales" and the next in line to the throne. Hope this helps clear up some of the confusion.

  28. 28

    Part Three: It has been reported in the press that one option, and this would be an unusual event if it did occur, is that Prince William has requested (from the Queen) that his new wife be styled "Princess Katherine" instead of "Princess William", which is the correct styling for the wife of a British royal prince. (It is similar to the formal custom of referring to a married couple…for example Mr. and Mrs John Doe). Only a woman who is born royal, ie, Princess Anne, Princess Beatrice, is CORRECTLY referred to as "Princess" and her name. The wife of a prince would never CORRECTLY be called Princess "Her-name", although the press almost always referred incorrectly to Princess Diana, when she was alive. If the press reports are accurate and the Queen granted William's request it would be an exception to the norm. The report was that William preferred not to become a Duke yet….There has been some modernization in royal customs in the last two decades which has changed historical precedence. For example, Prince Edward, the queen's third eldest son, received the title of Earl at the time of his marriage, instead of a dukedom title (a duke is a more senior or "higher" title than an earl, by the way). Most probable: the queen will bestow William with a dukedom in addition to his princely-borne title (he will always be a prince of the realm).

  29. 29

    Mrs. Windsor. there. that's it.

  30. 30

    Part Four: In the interest of accuracy I should correct my previous spelling of "Katherine" to "Catherine". Like much of what is reported in the press, her name is spelled with a "C" not a "K".

  31. 31

    Re: Starlit – If she bears the tittle Princess Catherine of Wales that would indicate she is the daughter of the Prince of Wales. Only a female born into the Royal Family can be styled a Princess. Given that Catherine will be marrying into the family, she will be known was HRH Princess William of Wales. Most commonly, she will use the tittle HRH Duchess of ____ (IF William accepts a Dukedom, if he does not she will be known as HRH Princess William of Wales) Only and IF William is made Prince of Wales (it is not a compulsory tittle, it is up to the Monarch to bestow it upon the immediate heir) she will be known as HRH Catherine, Princes of Wales. Upon her husband's accession to the throne, she will be known as HM Queen Catherine.

  32. 32

    Re: mejakiki

    William will not become Prince of Wales until he is installed as Prince, that is his father's perogative (if he becomes King). His father, Charles, did not become Prince of Wales until ten years after his birth. There has been a King who did not bestow this title on his heir.

  33. 33

    Perez says …maybe they'll take it further and just go by "Mr." and "Mrs."

    Yeah, they could do that. Or they could be "Mr Windsor and Ms Middleton."

  34. 34

    William and Kate cannot 'choose' a title. Royal styles and titles are entirely at the Monarch's discretion-it is bestowed by the reigning Sovereign. Unless she makes William a duke Kate will be HRH Princess William of Wales like the Queen's cousin-in-law who took her husband's title Princess Michael of Kent.