Prince William and Kate Middleton have updated their social media handles to reflect their newest title, the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall. Queen Elizabeth's passing made the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge earn new titles as his father, the Prince of Wales, took over the kingship.
Prince William And Kate Middleton Adopts New Titles And Use Them On Social Media
Prince William and Kate Middleton updated their social media handles shortly after Buckingham Palace announced Queen Elizabeth's death Thursday. The official @KensingtonRoyal Twitter and Instagram accounts were updated as belonging to the "Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and Cambridge." People reported.
The royal couple also made the same change on their official YouTube account. The couple joined the social media platform on May 5, 2021, and they have already gained over 600,000 subscribers.
The Duke of Cornwall is traditionally held by the eldest son of the reigning British monarch, with his wife taking the Duchess title. When Queen Elizabeth was still alive, Prince Charles held the title with his wife, Camilla, known as the Duchess of Cornwall.
Prince William and Middleton, both 40, have been known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The Queen bestowed them the dukedom title when they wed in April 2011.
The royal couple is also expected to inherit the titles Prince and Princess of Wales. King Charles held the title until the Queen's death Thursday. He also previously held the titles Duke of Cornwall and Duke of Rothesay, which were used in Scotland.
More About Prince William's New Title Prince Of Wales
The title Prince of Wales is typically given to the male heir apparent. King Edward VIII held the title before ascending to the throne and within months before abdicating.
However, the title Prince of Wales is something that is not immediately passed to the heir apparent following his grandmother's death. The sovereign, King Charles III, received the title himself when he was 9 years old from his mother, Queen Elizabeth.
The late monarch crowned Charles formally as the Prince of Wales in an Investiture at Caernarvon Castle in 1969. His wife, Princess Diana, held the title after their wedding in 1981. His second wife, Camilla, who has been married to him for 17 years, previously held the Duchess of Cornwall and would now take the role of Queen Consort.
Kate Middleton will be the new Princess of Wales once the title is officially handed to her husband, Prince William.
Stay tuned for more news and updates about Prince William, Kate Middleton, and other members of the royal family.
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