The real reason Prince William and Kate Middleton have adopted new titles after Queen Elizabeth’s passing

Their titles have been updated on social media.
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Prince William and Kate Middleton have adopted new royal titles after Queen Elizabeth II died at her Scottish country residence, Balmoral on September 8.

Buckingham Palace announced that the Queen passed away at age 96, which means various royals will have their titles changed as Prince Charles becomes King.

Queen Elizabeth passed away at age 96.

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Prince William and Kate Middleton previously held the title of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as given to them on their wedding day by the Queen in April 2021.

But now their official social media accounts on Twitter and Instagram, @KensingtonRoyal, have been updated to Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and Cambridge.

Traditionally, The Duke of Cornwall is held by the British monarch’s eldest son and heir to the throne, with the Duke’s wife taking the Duchess title.

Due to the British line of succession, the Queen’s death has marked the ascension for her son, who now leaves behind his princely title and Duke of Cornwall title to become King Charles III.

Prince Harry could not make it for the Queen’s passing.

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While numerous royal fans wished to see Prince William and Kate ascend the British throne, the couple have been suspected to inherit the title of Prince and Princess of Wales.

However this title will not be automatically changed, but it must be placed upon William and his wife by his father, King Charles III.

King Charles III held the Prince of Wales title prior to his mother’s death in the early hours of Friday morning, Australian time. He was additionally known as the Duke of Rothesay while in Scotland.

The Queen passed away peacefully.

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He gave a statement to the public not long after his mother’s death.

“The death of my beloved Mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family.”

“We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished Sovereign and a much-loved Mother,” he continued. “I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world.”

“During this period of mourning and change, my family and I will be comforted and sustained by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which The Queen was so widely held.”

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